Category: Correspondence

RTE reports rail passengers could face disruption to services

Rail passengers could face disruption to services Talks on the issue at the LRC collapsed last week Rail passengers could face disruption to services later this autumn as train drivers at Iarnród Éireann are to commence a ballot seeking a mandate for industrial action in a row over pay. The ballot will commence on 21 September. If […]

National Bus and Rail Union Press Release on proposed agreement for Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann workers

NBRU Press Release Re: LRC Talks on Bus Dispute   NBRU postpone Industrial Action for Friday 15th & Saturday 16th May   General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “We went into these set of discussions with a clear focus on what was required to address the concerns of our members as part of the original agreed […]

National Bus and Rail Union Press Release on bus strikes/Invitation to attend the LRC on Monday 11th May at 3pm

PRESS RELEASE LRC Intervention in the ongoing Bus Dispute. NBRU today responded to the request to attend at the LRC on Monday at 3 pm.   General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said :   “ We will as a matter of course be attending, however it is important that there is a clear understanding of our […]

Irish Times article on NBRU receiving permission to take a judicial review of the Government/NTA decision to privatise bus routes

A trade union representing bus drivers has taken a High Court challenge to decisions by the National Transport Authority to put certain routes operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus out to tender. The National Bus and Rail Workers Union says its action arises from concerns about the effects of privatising routes currently operated by […]

Irish Independent article on NBRU HIgh Court action against the Government and NTA

A trade union has launched a legal challenge to the proposed privatisation of bus routes by the National Transport Authority (NTA). The National Bus and Rail Workers Union (NBRU) claims the NTA’s the decision – to subject almost 30 routes to public tender – breaches the exclusive rights to operate the routes guaranteed to Bus […]

Evening Herald article by Niall O'Connor on the NBRU High Court proceedings to stop Privatisation of publicly owned bus services

THE National Bus and Railworkers Union (NBRU) says it has “no option” but to launch legal action in a bid to derail the Government’s plans to privatise a portion of the country’s bus routes. It’s emerged Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe and the country’s National Transport Authority (NTA) has been served with legal notice over the […]

Sunday Independent article by Niall O'Connor. Minister facing High Court over bus privatisation

Minister facing court over privatisation of bus service TRANSPORT Minister Paschal Donohoe faces being hauled to courts over the Government’s controversial plans to privatise 10pc of the country’s bus routes. The National Bus and Railway Union (NBRU) has put both the minister and the National Transport Authority (NTA) on formal notice of its plans to […]

RTE online article in relation to the NBRU High Court challenge to bus privatisation

Minister to take legal advice over route proposal 4 hours ago Action could include an all-out strike at Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail The Minister for Transport is to take legal advice on the legislation underpinning the Government’s proposal for potential privatisation of 10% of bus routes on Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann. […]