Reports have been circulating for weeks that Bus Éireann drivers intend to stage industrial action due to proposed pay cuts, and this afternoon news broke that a date has been announced.
According to emerging repots, SIPTU have warned that an all-out indefinite strike will take place on February 20 if the company imposes cuts to staff earnings.
When asked whether drivers would be staging a one-day stoppage or an indefinite strike, SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Greg Ennis, said staging a day's action before returning to inferior terms and conditions would be unacceptable.
Speaking to Newstalk, Greg said "SIPTU could not see beyond all out strike from February 20" if the company proceeded with "unilateral cuts to terms and conditions".
Unite's Regional Officer, Willie Quigley, said he has not given up hope of further talks before 20 February.