Category: Irish Rail

NBRU Members Vote Overwhelmingly (93% in favour) for Industrial Action at Irish Rail

20th October 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Members Vote Overwhelmingly (93% in favour) for Industrial Action at Irish Rail General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “our members have had enough of the type of behaviour witnessed last evening at the WRC when senior management at Irish Rail pulled a potential proposal which we felt could have […]

NBRU accept a WRC invitation to attend for further pay talks (Thursday 19th) in advance of anticipated Industrial Action at Irish Rail.

18th October 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU accept a WRC invitation to attend for further pay talks (Thursday 19th) in advance of anticipated Industrial Action at Irish Rail. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “We have, in deference to the good Offices of the Workplace Relations Commission, accepted an invitation to enter discussions regarding the ongoing […]

NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ACCUSE MINISTER ROSS OF FORCING RAIL WORKERS ONTO PICKET LINES UNNECESSARILY

28th September 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ACCUSE MINISTER ROSS OF FORCING RAIL WORKERS ONTO PICKET LINES UNNECESSARILY General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NTA (National Transport Authority) are on record as stating that Irish Rail has been underfunded by successive Governments stretching back over a long number of years; it is our understanding that […]

NBRU Members furious at Irish Rail’s contemptuous attitude towards its staff in refusing to offer a meaningful ‘no strings attached’ pay rise after a decade long pay freeze

27th SEPTEMBER 2017 PRESS RELEASE IRISH RAIL PAY TALKS BREAKDOWN NBRU Members furious at Irish Rail’s contemptuous attitude towards its staff in refusing to offer a meaningful ‘no strings attached’ pay rise after a decade long pay freeze General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “After a decade long pay hiatus, the expectation of a long overdue […]

NBRU outraged at media reports of an Irish Rail fishing junket in Enniskillen while CEO refuses to increase workers’ pay after a decade long pay freeze

13th September 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU outraged at media reports of an Irish Rail fishing junket in Enniskillen while CEO refuses to increase workers’ pay after a decade long pay freeze General Secretary Dermot O’Leary stated: “Today’s report in a National newspaper detailing an alleged spend of €60,000 on a fishing completion for top […]

NBRU ACCUSE NTA OF TREATING RURAL IRELAND COMMUTERS AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS

28TH February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE Link to NBRU media clip: https://youtu.be/YNaUkyiL4tk NBRU ACCUSE NTA OF TREATING RURAL IRELAND COMMUTERS AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS General Secretary Dermot O’Leary Said: “Following the announcement of route closures and a number of frequency reductions by Bus Éireann, the NBRU has, this evening sent elected representatives evidence of the […]

National Bus & Rail Union submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Transport on Wednesday 19th October 2016

Cathaoirleach, Members of the Committee. On behalf of the National Bus and Rail Union I wish to thank you for this opportunity to speak on behalf of Transport Workers and the Communities they serve, it is they along with fellow ordinary decent workers who keep the wheels of the economy turning. As the foremost Front-line […]