You’re NOT going to believe it: Bus Éireann now want to go on STRIKE


With the Luas strikes taking over the first months of the year, and now with the Dublin Bus strikes underway, it's been a tough year for commuters.

However, now Bus Éireann want to hop on the industrial action bandwagon.

Unions representing the transport service have left unhappy today after a morning of Workplace Relations Commissions talks.

In the meetings, management revealed that they do not intend to discuss any pay rise and also, they plan on significantly changing the structure of the Expressway service.

The NRBU's general secretary, Dermot O Leary said: "The company not alone indicated that it would not be in a position to contemplate any pay rises, but also dropped an industrial relations bombshell in relation to the future of the Expressway service, threatening the livelihoods of 800 Bus Éireann workers."

The union is seeking a pay rise for 2600 staff members, which is similar to what Dublin Bus workers are seeking – a 5 percent pay rise over three years.

In a ballot taken by the company's workers earlier this year, 94 percent of NBRU members said they would be in favour of industrial action if changes were made to the Expressway service.

Can you handle anymore strikes?!