Friday, March 24, 2017

the all-out indefinte strike begins today

Bus Éireann, the state-owned transport company is facing financial difficulty, with losses last year reaching almost €10 million. It says changes to employees’ contracts are needed in order to keep the company viable.
These include job losses, changes to bus routes, cuts in overtime and a range of other measures.  The unions have strongly resisted these changes, and state that savings can be made elsewhere. Talks collapsed 10 days ago between both sides at the Workplace Relations Commission. 
However, in the absence of management presenting a sustainable or equitable plan for the future of the company, which is agreed with workers, it has left our members with no option but to commence strike action.
Info courtesy of thejournal.ie





19 comments:

  1. ...this all sounds familiar.

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  2. Hey Bill, dat zie er niet goed Uit, niet voor personeel maar ook niet van de reizigers. Hopelijk komt er 'n goede oplossing binnenkort.
    Groet kees.

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  3. I think it´s the same everywhere, though sometimes I wonder if all changes are really necessary..

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  4. Every time public transport is seen more as business then as a public service driven by the government things are going wrong. Same with healthcare.

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  5. Lots are finding it hard to make ends meet...

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  6. When economic issues surface it creates hardships for everyone! Hope this situation can be turned around. The buses look sleek and well-maintained.

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  7. I like the red setter logo,now I wonder where they got that idea from?

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  8. Ain't it strange that every company/corporation etc., that has screwed up financially wants to make the workers take the hit. Maybe they need to fire everyone above rank of bus driver or maintenance man and hire new people who know what they are doing. We've been hearing this same song for over 100 years now ... all around the world.

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  9. Familiar here. It would mean something if management were willing to sustain cuts, but they never are, and of course they're the ones who get compensated far more than they're worth.

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  10. I sympathize with the workers. Hope the strikes won't be too bad for you.

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  11. It will be hard times for everyone.

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  12. Goodness you have to wonder how the company made such a significant loss Bill, someone wasn't doing his job efficiently!Hope the strike doesn't go on too long!

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  13. That is going to be hard on a lot of people!

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  14. The workers are right, they have to fight for their jobs. The mismanagement team must have a quilty person or more who have to leave and not the workers!

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  15. It doesn't seem that management ever learns to look in the mirror and identify they might be part of the problem. Living wages and decent benefits always seem to be right in the middle of the target. I hope this is resolved equitably.

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  16. Hard times, yes. But I still love the bus logo.

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  17. Same here... it means hard time for many people.
    But the red buss are good-looking.

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  18. Once again, I am on the unpopular side of the issue. If they have been running too many buses on too many routes and losing their shirts, it is time to cut back the number of routes and buses. That means fewer workers and less overtime. Can't keep paying all of the workers when they aren't needed.

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