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Travel Chaos Looms As Irish Rail And Dublin Bus Workers To Vote On Strike

By James Fenton

March 27, 2017 at 4:45pm

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Workers for both Irish Rail And Dublin Bus are to ballot for industrial action, SIPTU has confirmed.

The decision was made after a meeting at Liberty Hall earlier today which was held to discuss the ongoing Bus Eireann strike. 

SIPTU Sector Organiser, Willie Noone said:

“The representatives agreed that the protest should be supported as it is a means of highlighting the failure of the Minister to take responsibility for the dysfunctional state of the public transport service. We are encouraging members of the public and of the union, including those who work in the public transport sector and are available, to attend the protest.

“The meeting also gave a mandate for a ballot for industrial action of union members in Dublin Bus and Irish Rail in sympathy with and in support of their colleagues in Bus Eireann. They believe that they are next in the firing line if management in Bus Eireann is allowed to force through cuts to wages and changes to conditions of employment of their staff.”

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