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