NBRU letter to Acting Human Resources Manager Bus Éireann regarding the Trade Union Position WRC Discussions/ Media Reports

  NBRU letter to Bus Eireann March 15th Response to Bus Eiraenn Board Statemnet March 15th Mr Ken Bryan Acting Human Resources Manager Bus Éireann Broadstone Dublin 7 15th March 2017 Re: Trade Union Position WRC Discussions/ Media Reports Dear Sir, I refer to the above and the apparent confusion in relation to the Trade […]

NBRU Respond to Bus Éireann Statement Re: Clarification on Union Position in Advance of Potential Time-limited Talks

The National Bus & Rail Union NBRU Respond to Bus Éireann Statement Re: Clarification on Union Position in Advance of Potential Time-limited Talks. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary Said: “the NBRU has today responded to Bus Eirene’s earlier statement requesting that we outline our position with regard to the prospect of re-engaging in time-limited talks in […]

NBRU ACCUSE BUS ÉIREANN MANAGEMENT OF CORPORATE AMNESIA FOLLOWING BREAKDOWN OF WRC DISCUSSIONS

13th March 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ACCUSE BUS ÉIREANN MANAGEMENT OF CORPORATE AMNESIA FOLLOWING BREAKDOWN OF WRC DISCUSSIONS General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Bus .Éireann stand accused of having had a sudden attack of corporate amnesia in relation to how take-home pay has historically been constructed at the Company, it is a bit rich […]

NBRU Notice to Members; please be advised that discussions at the WRC have concluded without agreement

NOTICE TO MEMBER 13th March 2017 13th March 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS Bus Éireann WRC Discussions/Expressway Crisis Members are advised that discussions at the WRC have concluded without agreement. There is no scheduled timeframe for reengagement. The Trade Unions position, as articulated to Bus Éireann management, through the WRC is that we were prepared to […]

NBRU Announce '4' Point Plan in Advance of WRC Discussions on Bus Éireann Expressway Crisis

    NBRU Press release 6th March 2017 NBRU A5-FINAL 6th March 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Announce ‘4’ Point Plan in Advance of WRC Discussions on Bus Éireann Expressway Crisis. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said; “The NBRU remain determined to protect the Terms and Conditions of our members as part of any negotiating process, […]

NBRU ACCEPT WRC INVITATION TO DISCUSSIONS ON BUS ÉIREANN EXPRESSWAY CRISIS

WRC talks Monday 6th March 2017 NBRU Press Release on WRC invitation to attend NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ACCEPT WRC INVITATION TO DISCUSSIONS ON BUS ÉIREANN EXPRESSWAY CRISIS General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NBRU has always acted responsibly with regard to requests from the States industrial Relations Institutions; notwithstanding the fact that we firmly […]

Letter to Trade Unions 27th February & Proposal to Close Route X7 and the Consequential Knock-on Effect to Staff Currently Operating this Service

letter to Ken Bryan final version Mr Ken Bryan Acting Human Resources Manager Bus Éireann Broadstone Dublin 7 3rd March 2017 Re: Letter to Trade Unions 27th February & Proposal to Close Route X7 and the Consequential Knock-on Effect to Staff Currently Operating this Service. Dear Sir I refer to the above and our concern […]

NBRU: Members Advised to Prepare for The Mother off All Public Transport Disputes

[ezcol_1quarter]Quarter Column[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_1quarter]Quarter Column[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_1half_end]Half Column[/ezcol_1half_end]Mother of all Transport disputes NBRU Press Release on WRC Talks   NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU: Members Advised to Prepare for The Mother off All Public Transport Disputes. General Secretary warns that the timeframe for bus Éireann resolution is fast approaching the point of no return. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary […]

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 […]

NBRU condemns the Indepentent Alliance; habitual Leinster House plinth dwellers were nowhere to be seen.”

NBRU condemns the Independent Alliance 27th February 2017 NBRU condemn the Independent Alliance   27th February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU CONDEMNS THE INDEPENDENT ALLIANCE AND THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF VITAL BUS SERVICES General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “the Minister and his Independent Alliance colleagues are indicted of standing idly-by and allowing the decimation of […]

NOTICE TO MEMBERS BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS UPDATE Press Reports on Potential Legal Action.

24th February 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS UPDATE Press Reports on Potential Legal Action. Members may be aware of media reports over recent days with regard to possible legal action by the NBRU if Bus Éireann was to unilaterally cut the Contractual Terms and Conditions of Staff. Those reports cantered around a letter […]

NBRU write to the Department of Transport over the Bus Éireann crisis

Mr Graham Doyle Secretary General Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Leeson’s Lane Dublin 2 22nd February 2017 Re: Bus Éireann Crisis Dear Sir, I refer to the above and the current impasse that has developed between Bus Éireann Management and the representative Trade Unions. You will be acutely aware that the NBRU, along with […]

NBRU write to NTA Chief Executive over the Bus Éireann crisis

Ms Anne Graham Chief Executive Officer National Transport Authority Dún Scéine Harcourt Lane Dublin 2 D02 WT20 22nd February 2017 Re: Bus Éireann Expressway Crisis Dear Ms Graham, I refer to the above issue and your comments at the Joint Oireachtas Committee this morning about concern that Bus Éireann could go out of business and […]

NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU calls on the Government to provide support in relation to discussions on Bus Éireann

Press release 21st February 2017 NBRU press release 21st February 2017 Government support   NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU calls on the Government to provide support in relation to discussions on Bus Éireann General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “It is quite clear at this stage that a resolution to the Expressway crisis can only be found […]

Bus Éireann Determined to Provoke Staff by Issuing Incendiary Document in Advance of Facilitated Discussions

Press Release Bus Eireann Talks in trouble 20th February 20th February 2017 Management behaviour press release   20th February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE Bus Éireann Determined to Provoke Staff by Issuing Incendiary Document in Advance of Facilitated Discussions General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: It’s absolutely appalling that Management at Bus Éireann are playing Russian Roulette […]

NBRU Notice to Members on the Bus Éireann crisis and talks at the WRC Monday 20th February

20th February 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS RE: WRC DISCUSSIONS Members are advised that the NBRU along with other Representative Trade Unions met with Bus Éireann management at the WRC to engage on issues associated with Expressway Crisis. Members will also be aware that the losses at the Company have been rising upwards almost on a […]

BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS: WRC discussions adjourned until Monday 20th February

Bus Éireann Trade Union Group JOINT PRESS RELEASE BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS WRC discussions adjourned until Monday 20th February The Trade Union Group said: “The Group have agreed to an adjournment until Monday 20th to allow for Bus Éireann to respond to what we believe to be several breaches of agreements, inclusive of outstanding Labour Court […]

Trade Union Group agree to attend WRC talks on Friday 17th 2017

Trade Union Group Bus Eireann statement on talks February 15th   Bus Éireann Trade Union Group JOINT PRESS RELEASE BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS Trade Union Group agree to attend WRC talks on Friday 17th 2017 The Trade Union Group said: “The WRC have today requested that all parties, Unions and Management at Bus Éireann postpone all […]

NBRU/TSSA submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport

Joint NBRU/TSSA Submission TO Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport Spokesperson/s DERMOT O’LEARY General Secretary PATRICK McCUSKER Irish Organiser Cathaoirleach, Members of the Committee I wish to thank the Committee for receiving our Delegation here today. The issue which we are here to discuss, the current situation at Bus Éireann, is one which […]

NBRU urges Bus Éireann management to withdraw the threat of unilateral reductions in terms and conditions on February 20th

Ray Hernan Acting CEO Bus Éireann Aidan Murphy Chairperson Bus Éireann 14 February 2017 URGENT Unilateral and illegal breach of terms and conditions of members Dear Sirs, I refer to previous correspondence and most recently to Mr Ken Bryan’s letter of 8th February last addressed to ourselves and other unions. We note and welcome Mr […]

14th February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ACCEPT INVITATION TO ATTEND SEAERATE EXPLORATORY TALKS WITH THE WRC TO DISCUSS THE BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS

14th February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ACCEPT INVITATION TO ATTEND SEAERATE EXPLORATORY TALKS WITH THE WRC TO DISCUSS THE BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Whilst remaining implacable imposed to draconian unilateral cuts to terms and conditions threatened by Bus Éireann from the 20th February we are, in deference to the WRC, […]

NBRU will resist Bus Eireann's Irish Ferries style Race to Bottom attack on workers moderate Terms and Conditions .

  Mr Ray Hernon letter dated 10th February 2017 Mr Ray Hernan Re Staff Provocation Intimidation February 2017 Mr Ray Hernan Acting Chief Executive Officer Bus Éireann Broadstone Bus Depot Dublin 7 9th February 2017 Re: Staff Provocation/Intimidation Dear Sir, I refer to the above and the scandalous behaviour of the Company you now represent […]

NBRU SERVE STRIKE NOTICE AND ACCUSE BUS ÉIREANN ACTING CEO OF THROWING PETROL ON A RAGING FIRE

NBRU Press Release Serving Strike Notice on Bus Eireann final NBRU Press Release Serving Strike Notice on Bus Eireann final NBRU Press Release Re Bus Eireann Strike Notice PDF 3rd February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU SERVE STRIKE NOTICE AND ACCUSE BUS ÉIREANN ACTING CEO OF THROWING PETROL ON A RAGING FIRE General Secretary Dermot […]

Bus Éireann Trade Union Group Announce All-Out Strike to Commence on the 20th February to coincide with unilateral Cuts to Agreed Terms and Conditions

Trade Union Group Bus Eireann 2nd February 2017 Bus Éireann Trade Union Group _________________________________________ JOINT PRESS RELEASE BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS Bus Éireann Trade Union Group Announce All-Out Strike to Commence on the 20th February to coincide with unilateral Cuts to Agreed Terms and Conditions. The Group said: “Bus Éireann have had ample opportunity over the […]

NBRU calls on Ross to Apply similar Political Expediency to Rural Bus Service as that which he is Applying to Stepaside Garda Station in South County Dublin

29TH January 2017 NBRU press release on Minister Ross’s double standards 2 29TH January 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU calls on Ross to Apply similar Political Expediency to Rural Bus Service as that which he is Applying to Stepaside Garda Station in South County Dublin. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Reported statement’s from the Minister […]

Trade Union Group Condemns Atrocious Attack on Bus Workers

Bus Éireann Trade Union Group _________________________________________ JOINT PRESS RELEASE BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS Trade Union Group Condemns Atrocious Attack on Bus Workers The Group said: “It is now abundantly clear that Bus Éireann are determined to continue with providing cover to allow the Shareholder to abdicate its responsibility by turning the focus on ordinary decent Bus […]

TRADE UNION GROUP CALL FOR THE MINISTER ROSS TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP

NOTICE TO MEMBERS Joint Trade Union meeting Bus Eireann Trade Union Group Joint Press Release 26th January 2017 Bus Éireann Trade Union Group _________________________________________ JOINT PRESS RELEASE BUS ÉIREANN CRISIS TRADE UNION GROUP CALL FOR THE MINISTER TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP “Staff at the State-owned Bus Éireann that provide up to 40000 economic and socially vital […]

NBRU Calls on Minister to Arrange Debate on Public Transport

Mr Shane Ross Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leesons Lane Dublin 12 25th January 2017 Re: Bus Éireann Crisis /Shareholder Responsibility. Dear Minister, The Department’s role in the sequence of events leading up to the crisis at Bus Éireann is manifestly spelt out in the Grant Thornton Report. The Report commences with a background […]

National Bus and Rail Union Response to Bus Éireann Statement on seeking possible Labour Court intervention

NBRU Press Release on possible Labour Court interventionNBRU Press Release in Response to Bus Eireann Statement on Labour Court Intervention Jan 24th NBRU PRESS RELEASE Response to Bus Éireann Statement on seeking possible Labour Court intervention. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “it would appear that Bus Éireann, not satisfied with attempting to ride roughshod over […]

NBRU respond to scandalous attack on Bus Éireann staff by Managements threat to slash core terms and conditions

17th January 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU respond to Managements proposed cuts to core terms and conditions at Bus Éireann. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “It is nothing short of scandalous that Bus Éireann would resort to attacking its own staff through cutting their wages to facilitate the Minister and his Department into becoming a […]

NBRU respond to Bus Éireann’s letter to staff with regard to so-called saving proposals

NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU respond to Bus Éireann’s letter to staff with regard to so-called saving proposals General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “our members at Bus Éireann will not be cooperating with any changes to current terms and conditions or work practices in the absence of an agreed forum being convened to discuss all the […]

NBRU Respond to Press Reports that Bus Éireann will move to Cut Overtime along with other Measures

NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Respond to Press Reports that Bus Éireann will move to Cut Overtime along with other Measures. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said; “It would seem that this statement, along with the leaking of the Grant Thornton report earlier this week is geared towards conditioning staff into accepting cuts to terms and conditions: […]

NBRU press release in response to NTA statement about the Bus Éireann Expressway exit

12th January 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Respond to NTA Statement on Bus Éireann Crisis General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NTA’s contention that the policy of issuing licences on existing routes has contributed to an increase in passenger usage completely and perhaps, purposely misses the point in the current debate around the crisis at […]

NBRU notice to members on Bus Éireann Expressway media reports

12th December 2016 NOTICE TO MEMBERS Clarification on Some Media Reports from Sunday 11th December concerning Bus Éireann Expressway Members are advised that some media coverage over the weekend was not necessarily accurate in terms of this Trade Unions position on the future of Bus Éireann Expressway routes. Having spoken to Trade Union Colleagues overnight […]

NBRU Press Release on Bus Éireann Expressway Campaign

30th November 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN AND ACCUSE GOVERNMENT OF IN-ACTION OVER THREAT TO BUS ÉIREANN EXPRESSWAY SERVICES General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “There is a real danger that Rural Bus Services will disappear over the coming months leaving large swathes of Rural Ireland without vital Bus Services […]

The largest front line Trade Union at Dublin Bus, the NBRU, have accepted the WRC Pay Proposals by 79%

07TH October 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE The largest frontline Trade Union at Dublin Bus, the NBRU, have accepted the WRC Pay Proposals by 79% General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Despite reservations on some of the issues contained in the proposals, our members have decided, after eight long years of pay stagnation which included pay cuts, […]

People before Profit Cork interview a local driver on the Bus Éireann Expressway crisis

https://peoplebeforeprofitcork.com/2017/03/03/this-is-a-blueprint-for-the-race-to-the-bottom-in-the-state-sector-pbp-interviews-nbru-member-on-bus-eireann-dispute/ ‘This is a blueprint for the race to the bottom in the state sector’: PBP interviews NBRU member on Bus Éireann dispute Posted on March 3, 2017 by admin John Houlihan has been a bus driver in Cork since 1988 and is a member of the National Rail and Bus Union (NBRU). Below is […]