NOTICE to MEMBERS Bus Eiraenn re Acceptance of Labour Court Recommendation MAy 22 NOTICE TO MEMBERS Bus Éireann/Labour Court Recommendation Members are advised that the Ballot on the Labour Court Recommendation has now been counted, the result being 67% in favour, (with the exception of Engineering Operatives who have voted   Read More ...

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  BUS             BUS EIREANN LABOUR RECOMMENDATION Members will by now be aware that the above Recommendation has been issued in the last 24 hours. The details in this document are complicated and complex and will take some time to digest. Rest assured, NBRU Members   Read More ...

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13th April 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASEPress Release 13th April PDF General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The Labour Court have today issued its recommendation across a range of grades, it is quite obvious, just from a cursory glance, that our contention that major cultural change is imminent has been borne out   Read More ...

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12th April 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU: Pickets to Remain in Place Pending Labour Court Recommendation on Bus Éireann Dispute General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Having completed the Labour Court process, and in keeping with our commitment to the Court, Pickets will remain in place until such time as a   Read More ...

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The NBRU has conducted our dispute with Bus Éireann in full compliance with the law which recognises and protects the important rights of a trade union and its members to engage in strike action and picketing. We have complied with all of our legal obligations and will continue to do   Read More ...

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31st March 2017 Press release wildcat strike 31st March 2017 Press Release on wildcat strike NBRU PRESS RELEASE Unofficial action across the Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) Group on Friday 31st March 2017 The NBRU has advised its members that the unofficial action being undertaken today at Dublin Bus and Iarnrod   Read More ...

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30th March NBRU Press Release Press release 30th March 2017 PDF   30th March NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Warn of Limited Window of Opportunity to Resolve Bus Éireann Dispute General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Following on from yesterday’s protest march at Dáil Éireann, on day six of this unnecessary dispute,   Read More ...

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Mr Shane Ross TD Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leinster House Kildare Street Dublin 2 25th March 2017 RE: Bus Éireann dispute and the race to the bottom in terms of workers’ pay, terms and conditions Dear Minister, I refer to the above and the appalling situation at Bus   Read More ...

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23rd March 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU ANNOUNCE IMMEDIATE All-OUT STRIKE AT BUS ÉIREANN FROM MIDNIGHT General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The letter issued on the 22nd March by Bus Éireann Management is clearly the straw that has broken the back in terms of spelling out exactly what the real   Read More ...

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23rd March 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS The NBRU has been fielding queries from members following the issuing of correspondence from Bus Éireann at approximately 17.00pm yesterday evening. Those queries have, in the main centred around the demand to reactivate our suspended All-out Strike Action in response to the scurrilous and   Read More ...

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Response to Bus Eireannthreat of cuts 22nd March Response to Bus Eireann March 22nd 2017 v2   Mr Ray Hernan Acting CEO Bus Éireann Broadstone Dublin 7 22nd March 2017 Re: Bus Éireann proposal to immediately implement cuts to staff pay and conditions breaching of longstanding collective agreements Dear Sir,   Read More ...

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Mr Ray Hernan Acting CEO Bus Éireann Broadstone Bus Depot Dublin 7 22nd March 2017 Re: Media Reports of a 41% Increase in Losses at Expressway Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to express my concern in relation to the reported 41% increase to losses at Expressway.   Read More ...

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  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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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,   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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NOTICE TO MEMBER 9th March 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS Bus Éireann WRC Discussions/Expressway Crisis Background Members will by now be aware that this Crisis/Debacle has been playing around the News Agenda for over 8 Weeks. It should of course be understood that the Expressway Crisis itself, and its origins dates   Read More ...

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6TH March 2017 NTM Notice to Members 6th March 2016 PDF   6TH March 2017 NBRU NOTICE TO MEMBERS WRC BUS ÉIREANN TALKS Members are advised that the NBRU, along with Trade Union colleagues attended at the WRC today, having received a request from the Commission to defer All-out Strike   Read More ...

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    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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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27th February 2017 all out strike NBRU to engage in all out strike 27th February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU TO ENGAGE IN ALL OUT INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM MONDAY 6TH MARCH General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Bus Éireann Management are determined to steer a course towards conflict by issuing ultimatums   Read More ...

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  Phil Donohoe Human Resources Development Manager Dublin Bus 59 Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1 27th February 2017 Re: Bus Éireann Crisis/ Potential Movement of Buses from Broadstone Dear Sir, I refer to the above and our concern that Dublin Bus may stand accused of placing a number of its   Read More ...

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27th February 2017 NOTICE TO MEMBERS Bus Éireann Crisis Members will be aware that Bus Éireann staff may soon be engaged in an all-out indefinite strike if, as is anticipated the company move to unilaterally implement cuts to contractual terms and conditions. Such an appalling attack on workers will be   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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,   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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.   Read More ...

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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,   Read More ...

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  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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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:   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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10th January 20117 NBRU PRESS RELEASE General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NBRU has over the last two years been aware of the developing crisis at Bus Éireann in relation to the Expressway commercial service. We have conducted two ballots for industrial action during that time in the event that   Read More ...

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2016 NOTICE TO MEMBERS The year just gone has presented many challenges, some of which were addressed and others which will carry on into next year, 2017. DUBLIN BUS The issue of Pay dominated the industrial landscape at Dublin Bus throughout the year, culminating in a long overdue and well   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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2nd September 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE Dublin Bus talks breakdown PDF NBRU accuses Company and Department of Sharp Practice. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we did advise in advance of our meeting that parading all parties through the door to create what has now transpired to be a false and   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Announce a Series of 48Hr Strike Actions The Largest Front line Trade Union at Dublin Bus, the NBRU has today in conjunction with Trade Union colleagues, announced a Series of 48Hr Stoppages across the month of September in furtherance of a Fair Salary for Dublin Bus   Read More ...

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  Letter to K Bryan to see new Boards Mr Ken Bryan Acting Human Resources Manager Bus Éireann Broadstone Dublin 7 19th April 2017 Re: Labour Court Recommendation/Boards/Rosters Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to advise that the absence of boards/rosters being made available to staff as   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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NBRU press release 21st February 2017 talks break down Talks break down final draft 21st February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Accuse Bus Éireann of deliberately collapsing talks process. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “It would now appear, despite false utterances to the contrary, that Bus Éireann are not now   Read More ...

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20th February 2017 talks adjourned press release 20th February 2017 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU warns of major difficulty reaching agreement at Bus Éireann following WRC talk’s adjournment General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Bus Éireann management have made the task of achieving a resolution to the Expressway crisis even more difficult   Read More ...

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7th February NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU to Address the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport in Relation to Bus Éireann Dispute on the 15th February 2017 General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we intend, along with colleagues in the Bus Éireann Trade Union Group to inform the Committee that despite public commitments   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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nbru-press-release-re-industrial-action-public-transport-sector-oct-16-pdfairlink-757 NBRU ATTEND AT JOINT OIREACHTAS TRANSPORT COMMITTEE AND WARN OF THE POTENTIAL DECIMATION OF RURAL BUS SERVICES AND TRANSPORT CHAOS IF BUS EIREANN MOVE ON EXPRESSWAY CUTS. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NBRU today informed the Joint Oireachtas Committee, a body it should be noted which is representative   Read More ...

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Mr Micheal Martin TD Leader Fianna Fail 65-66 Mount Street Dublin 2 DO2 NX40 9th October 2016 Re: Remarks Attributed to Michael O’Leary. Dear Sir, I refer to the above and the details contained in a Sunday Independent Article this morning which reported that Mr O’Leary effectively went on a   Read More ...

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WRC PAY PROPOSAL So, what’s the low down with this Proposal? OK, Firstly some Context, i.e. Background. All of the Unions, NBRU, SIPTU, TSSA, TEEU & UNITE joined together to lodge a Flat, no Strings Attached Pay Rise for all Dublin Bus Workers back in April of this year. This   Read More ...

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03th October 2016 GENERAL MEETING The National Bus and Rail Union wishes to advise all Dublin Bus workers that it intends to hold 2 general meetings on Wednesday 5th October in the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West at 11.00 hrs and 20.00 hrs to discuss the WRC document. Please   Read More ...

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2nd October 2016 NBRU NOTICE TO MEMBERS NBRU & Trade Union Colleagues AGREE TO PUT WRC PROPOSALS ON DUBLIN BUS DISPUTE TO A BALLOT OF ITS MEMBERS. Members please be advised that the entire Trade Union Group in Dublin Bus entered negotiations at the WRC on Wednesday 28th September 2016   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Agree to Put WRC Proposals on Dublin Bus Dispute to Ballot of Members. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “We are prepared, along with Trade Union colleagues to believe that the proposals brokered by the WRC after over thirty hours of negotiations are at the optimum that   Read More ...

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27TH September 2016 Members will be aware that following exploratory talks at the WRC on Tuesday 26th September involving all five Trade Unions and Dublin Bus Management, the WRC indicated that they were confident, having spoken with the Company that there was sufficient scope for an improvement that could be   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Agree to Suspend 48 Hour Stoppage in Order to Engage in Intensive and Comprehensive Discussions on a Settlement of the Dispute for the Benefit of Commuters and Dublin Bus Staff. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “In agreeing to suspend our member’s industrial action we are placing   Read More ...

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NBRU agree to attend at the WRC for exploratory talks on Monday 26th September without Precondition. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Whilst the request to attend at talks without preconditions is something the Trade Unions have long been calling for, the fact is that our members are extremely angry that   Read More ...

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nbru-press-release-day-5nbru-press-release-dublin-bus-strike-day-5 NBRU Challenge Minister Ross on his Comments to Dáil Committee General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NBRU has no fundamental issue with Minister Ross and his ‘jaded’ state chequebook line when it comes to dealing with this dispute, we do agree with his view that both sides should get   Read More ...

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NBRU SIPTU TSSA UNITE TEEU BUS WORKERS MARCH FOR A DESERVED PAY RISE The five Trade Unions representing workers at Dublin Bus have organised at march on Tuesday 27th September 2016. All workers, their families, supporters, political representatives and members of the public are welcome. Workers at Dublin Bus have   Read More ...

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21st September 2016bus-eireann-press-releasebus-eireann-letterceo-letter-wrc-sept-2016-finalbus-eireann-press-release-september-2016-3-word NBRU PRESS RELEASE Largest Trade Union at Bus Éireann to Ballot Members for Industrial Action in Reaction to Company Plans to Turn Expressway into a Low Wage Bus Service General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Trade Union Representatives attended at the WRC today in order to begin discussions   Read More ...

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Mr Shane Ross Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Department of Transport Tourism and Sport Leesons Lane Dublin 2 18th September 2016 Re: Dublin Bus Dispute Dear Minister, I refer to the above and statements attributed to you across various media platforms over recent days. I am more than aware   Read More ...

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19th September 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASEnbru-press-release-regarding-letter-to-minister-rossnbru-press-release-letter-to-minister-ross. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Finian McGrath is the first Government Minister to put his head above the parapet and call for talks to take place without preconditions, he is also on record as saying that his fellow Independent Alliance Minister, Shane Ross supports   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU says calls to Consider Suspension of 24 Hour Stoppage because of All Ireland Football Final Replay Premature. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Our immediate focus is to find a resolution of this dispute for the benefit of Commuters and the Staff at Dublin Bus, it should   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Announce a Series of Further Work Stoppages at Dublin Bus in Dispute on Pay. The following dates have been agreed for further industrial action at Dublin Bus • 48 Hour Stoppage on 27th & 28th September • 24 Hour Stoppage on the 1st October • 24   Read More ...

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Mr Ray Coyne Chief Executive Dublin Bus O’Connell Street Dublin 1 14th September 2016 Re: Correspondence to All Staff/Industrial Action Dear Sir, I refer to the above and your correspondence to all staff in relation to the current dispute at Dublin Bus. It is not my desire to purposely pick   Read More ...

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Another 48 Hours of Bus Strikes The following is a conversation between a Bus Driver and his Neighbour (Joe Soap) held in their Local Bar about Dublin Bus and the Dispute. The characters portrayed herein (Minister Ross and Department, NTA, CIE and Dublin Bus personnel aside) are fictitious. No identification   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE nbru-press-releas-dublin-bus-strike-week-2nbru-calls-on-official-ireland-to-act-in-bus-dispute Dublin Bus Dispute General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “the 400000 Bus Commuters in Dublin deserve more than silence from Official Ireland, there has been absolutely no contact, either directly or indirectly with staff representatives from the Minister’s Office, Department of Transport Officials, the National Transport Authority   Read More ...

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7th September 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Calls on Dublin Bus and the Department of Transport to Play Fair with Bus Workers on Pay. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The Trade Union Group at Dublin Bus have demonstrated clear leadership in terms of putting the respective claims of individual grades   Read More ...

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6th September 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE 6th September 2016 bus strike press releaseNBRU press release bus strike General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “It seems that Dublin Bus are determined to unnecessarily ratchet up the pressure on its own customers to make alternative arrangements at short notice in order, as we   Read More ...

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31th August 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Press Release on Dublin Bus strike talks. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we share the sentiments expressed today by the Minister for Transport, however is important that the shareholder (Minister) would assist by using his good offices towards providing the necessary assistance to   Read More ...

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30th August 2016 NOTICE TO MEMBERS NBRU ANNOUNCE A SERIES OF 48 HOUR STRIKE ACTIONS NBRU “FAIR SALARY INCREASE” FOR DUBLIN BUS STAFF The largest front line Trade Union at Dublin Bus, the NBRU has today in conjunction with Trade Union colleagues, announced a Series of 48 hour Stoppages across   Read More ...

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Mr Phil Donohue Human Resources and Development Manager Dublin Bus O’Connell Street Dublin 1 29th August 2016 Re: Notice of Industrial Action/Pay Claim Dear Sir, I refer to the above and am to advise that in the absence of an improved offer on pay that the NBRU will initiate a   Read More ...

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS DUBLIN BUS PAY CLAIM Members will be aware that we previously advised that it was our intention to attempt to engage with our fellow Trade Unionists in order to assess if we could, on behalf of all staff, agree a coordinated series of action in order to   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Loco/Dart Drivers WRC Talks Members are advised that both unions attended at the WRC on Tuesday the 16th August for discussions on the longstanding agenda of a Reduction in the Working week, Past Productivity and Driver Training. These discussions were convened at the request of the Workplace   Read More ...

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PRESS RELEASE IRISH RAIL WRC TALKS PRESS RELEASE Irish Rail NBRU and SIPTU agree to Suspend Ballot on Industrial Action Aug 16NBRU SIPTU joint Press Release on WRC talks. NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary and SIPTU Asst. Divisional Organiser said: “we have agreed to suspend our members Ballot for Industrial   Read More ...

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NBRU National Executive Council Meet to Discuss Industrial Action Options Regarding Dublin Bus Pay Dispute. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NEC expressed major disappointment with the fact that Dublin Bus has remained silent on the requirement to revisit the issue of pay since staff emphatically rejected the Labour Court   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU members at Dublin Bus Vote Overwhelmingly for Industrial Action by a margin of over 96% General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “the result of today’s ballot for industrial action has brought the level of anger among Dublin Bus workers into sharp focus, it is important that the   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release NBRU to Ballot Members at Dublin Bus Following Emphatic Rejection of Labour Court Recommendation on Pay Dublin Bus Ballot for Industrial Action with Regard to Pay to take place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “It is clear that a mandate   Read More ...

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29th July 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Members at Dublin Bus Overwhelmingly Reject Labour Court Recommendation on Pay by a Margin of 95% Against. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : “our members, by emphatically rejecting this recommendation, have strongly demonstrated their anger at the level of the award compared to   Read More ...

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE NBRU SIPTU Joint Press Release on Train Drivers Talks Process July 27th associated with Labour Court Commissioned Report. General Secretary of the NBRU Dermot O’Leary and Asst. Organiser of SIPTU Utilities and Construction Division Paul Cullen said: “As recently as July 15th the Company committed to engaging   Read More ...

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(No subject) TO Tom O’Connor Thu 21/07/2016 13:39 Inbox; Sent Items To: Tom O’Connor; 20th July 2016 NOTICE TO MEMBERS Labour Court recommendation 21276: Members will be aware that the Labour Court yesterday recommended pay increases of 2.75% per year for a duration of three years. The General Secretary of   Read More ...

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20th July 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU disappointed with 2.75% per year Labour Court Recommendation on Pay at Dublin Bus. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Whilst acknowledging the difficulties the Labour Court was presented with in deciding on what level of pay was appropriate, given the eight year hiatus since   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Reports form Independent Assessors on Past Productivity/ Reduction of Working Week Members are advised that the above reports have now issued as part of the Labour Court Recommendation on issues which the Trade Unions presented to the Court in November 2015. The Independent Assessors were instructed by   Read More ...

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Mr Shane Ross Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Transport House Kildare Street Dublin 2 10th June 2016 Re: NBRU Ministerial Briefing Note Dear Minister, I wish, on behalf of the NBRU to extend our congratulations to you on your recent appointment to the Office of Minister. I am sure   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Foregoing of Gross Pay/Pay Claim and Associated Issues Members are advised that following WRC referrals on the above a number of engagements took place over the last ten days. As was to be expected the Company refused to entertain the notion of ceasing or even curtailing   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU to postpone Ballot for Industrial Action and refer the issue of reversal of pay cuts at Irish Rail to the Labour Court after the company refuse to agree to immediately cease Pay reductions at the Workplace Relations Commission. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : “we have   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Press Release on Transdev Deducting a Day’s Pay for a Four Hour Stoppage. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “it is appalling to think that a transport company funded by taxpayers money can be allowed to play footloose and fancy free with the rules of engagement around   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Agree to Suspend Ballot for Industrial Action Following Confirmation that Iarnród Éireann will attend at Workplace Relations Commission this coming Friday. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NBRU welcomes the fact that Irish Rail have agreed to attend at the WRC on Friday, we have always   Read More ...

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Mr Michael Keegan Workplace Relations Commission Tom Johnson House Haddington Road Dublin 4 5th May 2016 Re: Request to Defer Ballot for Industrial Action Dear Sir I refer to your request to defer the NBRU Ballot for Industrial Action in deference to the WRC to allow for facilitated discussions on   Read More ...

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04th May 2016 NOTICE TO MEMBERS ‘NBRU F.A.I.I.R. SALARY PLAN’ WRC TALKS ON PAY CLAIM Members are advised that the NBRU along with other representative Trade Unions attended at the Workplace Relations Commission, (Day 4) for discussions on a flat pay claim as proposed under the Labour Court Proposal of   Read More ...

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS BALLLOT for INDUSTRIAL ACTION. Members will be aware that Iarnrod Eireann is refusing to cooperate with a referral from the NBRU to the Workplace Relations Commission on a number of issues which this Trade Union has tabled. Those issues are, the cessation of the Foregoing of Gross   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnrod Eireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 26th April 2016 Re: Referral to WRC for Pay Claims for Rail Workers/o Foregoing of Gross Pay 10 Minute Dart Service Ballot for Industrial Action Dear Sir, I refer to the above and the continuous refusal of the   Read More ...

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NBRU accuse Irish Rail Management of Industrial Relations Failure ahead of Ballot for Industrial Action. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : “Irish Rail stand accused of ignoring the Industrial Relations institutions of the state; the NBRU referred a number of issues to the WRC on the 29th March, that referral   Read More ...

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Mr. Ciaran Masterson Iarnród Éireann Office of the Director of Human Resources Connolly Station Dublin 1 18 April 2016 Our Ref: PW/DR/NAT009/0008 Our Client: National Bus and Rail Workers Union (“NBRU”) Dart Drivers In Cab Familiarisation Dear Sir, We refer to the above and to your letter of 12 April   Read More ...

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18th April 2016 Re: Iarnród Éireann Threatening Trade Unions with High Court Action I refer to the above and wish to draw your attention to what is a major departure from Industrial Relations norms in the Public Transport arena. The NBRU is concerned that those in charge at Iarnród Éireann   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release on Threat by Iarnrod Eireann of High Court Action NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Accuses Irish Rail of Skulduggery in Threatening Trade Unions with High Court Action regarding the alleged refusal of DART DRIVERS TO VOLUNTEER FOR TRAINING. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Irish Rail has reached a   Read More ...

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Irish Rail Response to pay claim 2016

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Response to Pay Claim Foregoing Gross Pay March 16 Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnrod Eireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 29th March 2016 Re: Pay Claims for Rail Workers/Foregoing of Gross Pay 10 Minute Dart Timetable Dear Sir, I refer to the above and your response to what is   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU categorically refute Irish Rail’s contention on reasons for shelving the Introduction of 10 Minute Dart Service. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “blaming Dart Drivers and their Trade Unions is disingenuous in the extreme, peddling untruths in relation to the availability of newly trained drivers is complete   Read More ...

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Bus staff to ‘strengthen re­solve’ on pay rise Union re­acts to news firm paid back ¤2m sub­sidy due to profit made Work­ers ac­cepted cuts to help com­pany, in dif­fi­cult fi­nan­cial times, says NBRU The Irish Times, Ireland 24 Mar 2016 6 MAR­TIN WALL In­dus­try Cor­re­spon­dent Dublin Bus staff ap­pear more   Read More ...

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Chairperson, Members of the Court, The case before you today relates to a long overdue claim for pay improvements across a number of grades at Dublin Bus. In making this submission we are extremely conscious that opposition from the Company will be pitched at a similar level of intensity from   Read More ...

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20TH March 2016 NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU DETERMINED TO PROGRESS PAY CLAIMS FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS WITHIN CIÉ IN LINE WITH INDUSTRY NORMS Dermot O’Leary General Secretary of the NBRU said : “we have previously lodged pay claims at both Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus, the latter is before the Labour   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnrod Eireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 18th March 2016 Re: Pay Claim for Rail Workers/Foregoing of Gross Pay 10 Minute Dart Service Dear Sir, We refer to the above and are to advise that our members at Iarnrod Eireann have indicated they wish for   Read More ...

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Mr Paschal Donohue Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Transport House Kildare Street Dublin 2 11th March 2016 Re: Transdev decision to Hire-in Buses to Replace Luas Service St. Patrick’s Day Dear Minister, I refer to the above and the extraordinary decision to hire-in replacement Buses to effectively break a   Read More ...

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7th March 2016 NOTICE TO MEMBERS RE. DUBLIN BUS SAFETY POLICY ON TRANSISTOR RADIOS The NBRU attended a Meeting called by Management to discuss the issues of Transistor Radios in the Drivers Cab and the stance which the NBRU took. The following is an account of what was discussed. •   Read More ...

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Mr Phil Donohue Head of HR and Development Dublin Bus O’Connell Street Dublin 1 1st March 2016 Re: Application of Disciplinary Procedures with Regard to Radio Ban Dear Sir, I refer to the above and am to advise that the Dublin Bus Branch of the NBRU will be undertaking a   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release on Ballot for Industrial Action on Radio Ban NBRU will ballot members for Industrial Action if Dublin Bus move ahead with Disciplinary Action against Bus Drivers who defy Radio Ban General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “A number of our members have already been notified that they have   Read More ...

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Mr Phil Donohue Human Resources and Development Manager Dublin Bus 59 Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1 29th February 2016 RE: Dublin Bus policy on FM transistor radios and services using the Port Tunnel Dear Sir, With regard to Dublin Bus’s zero tolerance approach to the use of portable electronic devices   Read More ...

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Mr Phil Donohue Human Resources and Development Manager Dublin Bus 59 Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1 10th February 2016 RE: Dublin Bus policy on use of mobile phone or portable electronic devices whilst driving Dear Sir, Please be advised that in relation to correspondence received from your offices on February   Read More ...

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Ms Anna Perry Acting, Director Conciliation Workplace Relations Commission Tom Johnson House Haddington Road Dublin 4 24th February 2016 Re: Dublin Bus Policy on Portable Electronic Devices Dear Madam, I wish to advise that the NBRU are in dispute with Dublin Bus in relation to the above issue. The Dublin   Read More ...

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS General Election 2016 Members will be aware that the NBRU is not affiliated, beholden or financially spliced to any political party. Our independence has stood the test of time and allowed us to challenge the policies of various parties as they have had cause to affect our   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release NBRU lodge claim for Parity with Luas Drivers along with Pay Claim for Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann Drivers. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Having taken the pain of cuts throughout the austerity years it is now long since past time that Bus Drivers were given due   Read More ...

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NBRU pay claim for parity with LUASMr Phil Donohue Human Resources & Development Manager Dublin Bus O’Connell Street Dublin 1 4th February 2016 Pay Claim Dublin Bus Staff Dear Sir, I refer to the above pay claim which was recently before the Workplace Relations Commission. Having coursed our claim through   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Members at BUS ÉIREANN vote overwhelmingly (94%) for Industrial Action over anticipated Expressway changes. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Our members have sent a strong message to both their employer and the Government with regard to the future of Expressway, keeping workers guessing in relation to   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Dart Drivers to be Balloted for Industrial Action if Iarnrod Eireann move to Unilaterally Implement a 10 Minute Dart Frequency without Agreement. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The Company informed the Trade Unions at the Workplace Relations Commission on the 13th January that they were going   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnrod Eireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 14th January 2016 10 Minute Dart Service Dear Sir, I refer to our conciliation conference at the Workplace Relations Commission on the 13th January in relation to the above issue. We took the opportunity at the WRC to   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnrod Eireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 4th January 2016 Re: 10 Minute Dart Service Dear Sir We refer to the above and your correspondence to both Trade Unions in response to our letter to Mr John Revile regarding our member’s rejection of rosters circulated   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Respond to Iarnród Éireann Statement and Accuse Company of being Disingenuous in Relation to Dart 10 Minute Service General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : “The Company are attempting to avoid the fundamental issues here, the facts are very clear, it was Irish Rail who advanced the   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU Reject Roster Proposals for January 10 Minute Dart Timetable General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “by issuing unworkable rosters the Company is setting its face against the long standing principle of not acting unilaterally whilst in a process recommended by the states foremost industrial relations institution, the   Read More ...

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Mr John Reville Passenger Services Manager North & West Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 22nd December 2015 Re: Dart Rosters Dear Sir, We refer to the above and wish to advise that the rosters which have been circulated from your office in relation to the proposed 10 minute Dart   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU to Ballot Bus Eireann Drivers for Industrial Action over anticipated Expressway changes. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “staff at Bus Éireann have been overloaded with information coming at them sideways over recent months through constant negative references to the future of the Expressway model. Rumour, innuendo   Read More ...

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Mr Aidan Murphy Chairman Bus Eireann C/O Broadstone Bus Depot Constitution Hill Dublin 7 17th December 2015 Re: Response to NBRU Correspondence Dear Sir, I refer to your response to my letter to Ms Vivienne Jupp Chairman of CIE in which I outlined the concerns of our members in relation   Read More ...

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Ms Vivienne Jupp Chairman CIE Group Heuston Station Dublin 8 26th November 2015 Re: Bus Éireann Dear Ms Jupp, I refer to the above and our concerns in relation to the ongoing speculation with regards to Bus Éireann’s current Business model and its effect on our members. There has been   Read More ...

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NBRU Train Driver Members accept Recommendation on Productivity and Benchmarking of Hours with Northern Ireland Railways and UK Rail Companies. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : ” having accepted the Labour Courts Recommendation by over 76% to 24%, our members focus will be to establish the value of past productivity,   Read More ...

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PRESS RELEASE NBRU Welcome Courts recommendation on Past Productivity & Reduction in Working Week. Commenting General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Whilst we will ballot our members on the outcome, we do welcome the fact that the Labour Court has recommended that both of our issues should be fully examined by   Read More ...

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  CD/15/350 RECOMMENDATION NO. LCR21084     PARTIES : IARNROD EIREANN – AND – SIPTU & NBRU   DIVISION : Chairman : Mr Duffy Employer Member : Ms Cryan Worker Member : Ms Tanham SUBJECT: 1. Past productivity & Hours of Work. BACKGROUND: 2. This dispute concerns a dispute over   Read More ...

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Further industrial action in the country’s public transport services could be on the cards in the weeks ahead as part of a row over pensions. The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU), which represents staff across the CIÉ group, in Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus, on Friday warned management that any   Read More ...

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      Mr Ciaran Masterson Mr Phil Donohue Mr Joe Kenny Ms Vivienne Jupp Mr Declan Carlyle Mr David Franks Mr Ray Coyne Mr Martin Nolan     11th November 2015 Re: CIE Group Pension Schemes Dear Sir, I refer to the above and recent correspondence exchanged between my   Read More ...

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NBRU                                                       SIPTU Re: WRC Discussions Friday 6th November 2015 Members are advised that discussions at the WRC in relation to issues associated with   Read More ...

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Mr Paschal Donohue Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Transport House Kildare Street Dublin 2 5th November 2015 Re: Iarnrod Éireann Dispute Dear Minister, I refer to the above and your response to my letter of the 1st November, which, you will recall referenced the problems we have been experiencing   Read More ...

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  Mr Declan Carlyle Group Human Resource Manager Heuston Station Dublin 1   3rd November 2015   Re: CIE Pension Schemes   Dear Sir,   I refer to the above and my concern with some of the commentary being promulgated around the issue of staff pension/s.   I have fielded several queries to   Read More ...

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NBRU Members furious with Company. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Writing directly to staff in this fashion, designed as it is, to undermine the Trade Unions, who are after all directly representing their members is counter – productive and will not get us one jot closer to a resolution of   Read More ...

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Mr Paschal Donohue Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Transport House Kildare Street Dublin 2 1st November 2015 Re:  Dispute at Iarnrod Éireann Dear Minister, I refer to the above and my concern with the line being adopted by your Department in relation to this particular dispute. For the record, this dispute has its   Read More ...

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NBRU SIPTU 54 Parnell Square Liberty Hall NOTICE TO MEMBERS Re: Breakdown of Talks at the WRC/LOCO DRIVERS Members will be aware that discussions at the Workplace Relations Commission broke down late on Thursday night last. We intentionally left it for a number of days to outline some of the   Read More ...

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  NBRU PRESS RELEASE Rail Talks Breakdown at WRC NBRU lay blame at the door of the Company. Dermot O’Leary General Secretary said; “It is unfortunate that it took until the 11th Hour for the real company agenda to emerge, they continuously and quiet deliberately chose to ignore our members   Read More ...

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21st October 2015 NBRU PRESS RELEASE Rail Talks to reconvene at 2pm after negotiations adjourned this morning at 04.45 am. Dermot O’Leary General Secretary said; “The talks adjourned at 04.45 with no appreciable or significant progress, this despite the positivity espoused by the company on entering the talks yesterday, to,   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE PARTIES UNABLE TO BREAK IMPASSE AT WRC. The NBRU says work stoppage at Irish Rail to go ahead on Bank Holiday Friday. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : “ Despite the best efforts of the Workplace Relations Commission we were unable to reach agreement on the issues   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE Re: LRC Request to attend at talks in relation to Dispute at Irish Rail. The NBRU have today accepted a request from the LRC to attend at talks on Monday next. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The LRC, having for their part acknowledged that we were in   Read More ...

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Dear Mr O’Leary, Mr Cullen I acknowledge receipt of the copy and content of the notice of the Work Stoppage due to take place shortly as outlined in NBRU correspondence dated 8th October 2015.    I am fully aware that following the 3rd September 2014 Cost Containment Agreement the Commission facilitated   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release re Irish Rail Dispute Train Drivers to engage in work stoppages on Friday the 23rd October and Friday the 6th November. Train Drivers will stop work for a period of three hours on Friday the 23rd of October and Friday the 6th November in response to Irish   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 8th October 2015 Re: Industrial Action/Work Stoppage Friday 23rd October/Friday 6th November Dear Sir, I refer to the above and am to advise that our Locomotive Driver members at Iarnrod Eireann have voted overwhelmingly(95%) for industrial action in   Read More ...

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS LRC discussions on NBRU pay claim for Bus Drivers Trade Unions and Dublin Bus management met on Friday last at the Labour Relations Commission to hear the formal response to the pay Claim lodged on behalf of bus workers by the NBRU, claim/s lodged in April 2014   Read More ...

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05th October 2015 NOTICE TO MEMBERS Topical issues in CIÉ Staff Travel The National Bus & Rail Union has been constantly campaigning for proper travel facilities for all front line staff. All CIÉ workers should be able to travel on Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail without cost. At   Read More ...

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Loco Driver members of the NBRU today voted overwhelmingly for Industrial Action in response to Irish Rail’s failure to recognise their contribution over the last number of years. Dermot O’Leary General Secretary said; ” Our members have demonstrated their resolve in relation to having their considerable contribution recognised by voting by over  95% to   Read More ...

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      Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 15th September 2015 Re: Loco Drivers Past Productivity/Contribution Dear Sir, I refer to the above and previous correspondence from my office, (30th July 2015) in which I set out the NBRU position in relation to   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Proposed Industrial Action/Issue of Past Productivity Members will be aware that the Trade Unions and the Company are in dispute with regards to the above issue, the recent conciliation conference at the Labour Relations Commission broke down on the basis that the Company point blank refused   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release Re: Meeting of Joint Train Drivers Committee Loco Driver representatives having met today to consider their response to the breakdown of discussions at the LRC last week have decided on the following course of action. A ballot for Industrial Action, to commence on Monday 21st September 2015   Read More ...

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NBRU SIPTU 54 Parnell Square Liberty Hall Dublin 1 Dublin 1 Re: LRC Discussions on Past Productivity Members will be aware that talks initiated as part of the Labour Relations Commission Document of the 3rd September 2014 were to commence at the LRC on the 8th September to discuss the   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release Re: Breakdown of Talks at Labour Relations Commission regarding Productivity at Irish Rail The NBRU today attended at the LRC in order to discuss issues associated with productivity as provided for under the LRC brokered agreement of the 3rd September 2014. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “despite   Read More ...

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Mr Gerald Beesley Railway Safety Commissioner Railway Safety Commission Trident House Blackrock Co. Dublin 28th August 2015 Re: Safety Report Iarnród Éireann/ Media Coverage Dear Sir, I refer to the above and today’s article in the Irish Independent which references a number of issues associated with a report commissioned by   Read More ...

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Niall O’Connor17/08/2015 | 02:30 Commuters face the prospect of widespread travel chaos as train drivers consider launching a second wave of strike action at Irish Rail, the Irish Independent has learned. Trade union figures have warned the semi-state company that an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions may result in   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 12th August 2015 Re: RPU/RPO Dear Sir, I refer to the above unit and am to advise that I have been contacted by a number of our members in relation to ongoing conversations/briefings with regard to proposed changes   Read More ...

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  Mr Phil Donohue                                                                                  Mr Joe Kenny Head of Human Resources & Development                                   Human Resources Manager Dublin Bus                                                                                              Bus Eireann 59 Upper O’Connell Street                                                                  Broadstone Dublin 1                                                                                                   Dublin 7   4th August 2015   RE: Registered Employment Agreement                                                        LRC Terms of Settlement 10th May 2015   Dear Sir,   I refer to   Read More ...

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    Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1   30th July 2105   Re: Loco Drivers Productivity/Contribution   Dear Sir,   I refer to the above and recent discussions facilitated by the Labour Relations Commission.   You will be aware that the NBRU has been   Read More ...

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  NBRU Press Release   Rail Privatisation       The NBRU said today that it will vehemently oppose any move towards the Privatisation of Iarnród Éireann’s operations.       General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said:       “The argument for privatising rail does not stand up, it is   Read More ...

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      Notice to Members   Pay Claim for Bus Workers   The National Bus & Rail Union, along with other representative Unions attended the Labour Relations Commission today to discuss a long overdue pay-claim for bus workers.   The NBRU put Dublin Bus on notice in April 2014 in advance of a   Read More ...

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Current Issue, 22nd July 2015 Articles NEWS – IRN 28 – 22/07/2015 Iarnrod Eireann – discontent grows as passenger revenues increase   COLMAN HIGGINS A clear signal has been sent in recent weeks that increases in train services planned for next year will require agreement with the unions, as several ‘standoffs’ have   Read More ...

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  Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1   22nd July 2015                            Re: Foregoing of Gross Pay   Dear Sir, I refer to the above and correspondence exchanged between our offices in April of this year on the back of media coverage of revenue/passenger increases.   Read More ...

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              NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Meeting with Senior Management with regard to:                                      ‘Investing in People’   Members are advised that the NBRU attended at a briefing in relation to the above.   The Company made a number of presentations giving a general overview of some of their plans with regard to   Read More ...

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· Bus Worker News Phone: 086-8426197  Email: nbru.workerdirector@yahoo.com    Twitter: @nbruworker _________________________ A newsletter by NBRU Worker Director Thomas O’Connor New CIÉ tower to set to dominate the Dublin skyline. An artist’s impression of what the a 22 storey might look like at Tara Street   A massive redevelopment of vacant sites   Read More ...

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Bus Worker NewsPhone: 086-8426197  Email: nbru.workerdirector@yahoo.com    Twitter: @nbruworker _________________________ A newsletter by NBRU Worker Director Thomas O’Connor Work Place Relations Act 2015 Hidden down in section 85 of the Work Place Relations Act 2015 is the following section: 86. (1) The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 is amended— (a)   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director Human resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 9th July 2015 Re: Mentor Driver/ Increased Service Frequency/Productivity Dear Sir, I refer to the above and the various interactions/engagements over the last number of weeks. It is unfortunate that a number of trainees found themselves in the   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 28th May 2015 Re: Anti-social behaviour Public Order/Staff Assaults Dear Sir, I refer to the above and this Trade Unions ongoing concern in relation to incidents and flashpoints which have occurred over recent times. Anecdotal evidence would seem   Read More ...

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Mr Kevin Foley Director Conciliation Labour Relations Commission Tom Johnson House Haddington Road Dublin 4 28th May 2015 Re: Iarnród Éireann Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal Dear Sir, I wish to advise that the NBRU are in dispute with Iarnród Éireann in relation to the status of the agreed Chairman of the   Read More ...

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14th May 2013 NOTICE TO MEMBERS   LRC Dispute Settlement Proposals   Members are advised that a proposal emanated from the Labour Relations Commission in the early hours of this morning which has led to a cancellation of our planned five days of strike action.   The Interlocked agenda agreed   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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NBRU respond to Companies threat of legal action. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : ” It is unfortunate that the Companies have chosen this course of action to threaten our members; we balloted our members in relation to what we contend is a genuine trade dispute, the Companies would be   Read More ...

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Press Release Breakdown of LRC Exploratory Talks General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “it is a matter of regret that our members find themselves having to resort to industrial action in relation to this dispute, action which will unduly discommode the travelling public and bring financial hardship on our members, it   Read More ...

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Mr Joe Kenny Chief Human Resources Officer Bus Eireann Broadstone Dublin 7 29th April 2015 Industrial Action in Opposition to Bus Route Tendering/Privatisation Dear Sir, I refer to your correspondence in which you request that the NBRU would desist from engaging in Industrial Action in relation to the above. The   Read More ...

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  Mr Phil Donohue Head of Human Resources and Development Dublin Bus O’Connell Street Dublin 1   29th April 2015   Industrial Action in Opposition to Bus Route Tendering/Privatisation   Dear Sir,   I refer to your correspondence in which you request that the NBRU would desist from engaging in Industrial   Read More ...

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General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said that: “The Minister has been out over the last week and a half making incremental contributions apparently with a view towards resolving the fundamental issues involved here; whilst it is to be welcome that the Minister is prepared to acknowledge some of our members concerns   Read More ...

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22nd April 2014 PRESS RELEASE NBRU Respond to NTA media briefing pertaining to bus market opening (privatisation) General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NTA are obviously attempting to extricate themselves from their responsibility as regards the decision to privatise 10% of publicly-owned bus routes. The fact is, taking services from   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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NBRU obtains Leave to seek Judicial Review. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said : “The NBRU today sought and successfully obtained leave to judicially review the legislative basis under which the  Government are attempting to  destroy the  publicly-owned bus routes, and jeopardise the continued existence of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann.   Read More ...

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PRESS RELEASE NBRU to Undertake 48 hour Bus on the 1st & 2nd May and announces plans for further action. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “whilst we have previously announced our intention to keep the disruption to the public at a minimum on the 1st May, it now appears that   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 10th April 2015 Re: Foregoing of Gross Pay (a) Reported Increase in Passenger Numbers (b) Proposal to Increase Dart Frequency Dear Sir, I refer to the above and to recent media coverage regarding the increase in passenger numbers   Read More ...

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Mr Owen Reidy Utilities and Construction Division Organiser SIPTU Liberty Hall Dublin 1 13th April 2015 Re: Possible Co-operation in Opposing Bus Privatisation. Dear Owen, I refer to the above and to the recent statement attributed to Mr Willie Noone, in which he refers to consultation with ‘other’ unions with   Read More ...

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Mr Steve Hannon Mr Peter O’Toole Dublin Bus Drivers Committee NNC Bus Eireann SIPTU SIPTU Liberty Hall Liberty Hall Dublin 1 Dublin 1 15th April 2015 Re: Response to Request to Join with NBRU Day of Protest Dear Steve/Peter, I refer to the above and your response to my initial   Read More ...

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Mr Paschal Donohue Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Transport House Kildare Street Dublin 2 15th April 2015 • Minister’s Press Statement in Response to Proposed Industrial Action • Interview on Morning Ireland 14th April 2015 Dear Minister, I refer to the above and your references to the LRC and   Read More ...

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Mr Owen Reidy Utilities and Construction Division Organiser SIPTU Liberty Hall Dublin 1 13th April 2015 Re: Possible Co-operation in Opposing Bus Privatisation. Dear Owen, I refer to the above and to the recent statement attributed to Mr Willie Noone, in which he refers to consultation with ‘other’ unions with   Read More ...

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NBRU Announces Planned Industrial Action against Bus Privatisation. The NBRU has announced the 1st of May (International Workers Day) as a day of Action against Government Plans to tender out 10% of existing Bus routes. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: Our members in Dublin Bus ( 92%) and Bus Éireann   Read More ...

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PRIVATISATION of Bus Routes FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Members are advised that we have been fielding a number of queries regarding the above issue over the last number of weeks. We have decided to encapsulate those queries into a question and answer format, the following are indicative of the questions we   Read More ...

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April 2015 NOTICE to MEMBERS High Court Action by the National Bus & Rail Union to halt Fine Gael/Labour/NTA Privatisation and tendering of publically owned bus routes At the invitation of the Labour Relations Commission we engaged in discussions with the National Transport Authority, the Department of Transport and both   Read More ...

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Phone: 086-8426197 Web:nbru.ie Email: nbru.workerdirector@yahoo.com Twitter: @nbruworker _______________________ A newsletter by NBRU Worker Director Thomas O’Connor National Bus & Rail Union to Challenge the Government/NTA in the High Court Last Monday (30th March) in the Labour Relations Commission the NBRU advised the NTA and the Minister for Transport of notice   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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Bus Worker News Phone: 086-8426197 Email: nbru.workerdirector@yahoo.com Twitter: @nbruworker _________________________ A newsletter by NBRU Worker Director Thomas O’Connor Launch of new Medical fitness to drive guidelines Road Safety Chairperson Liz O’Donnell made the following quote while launching new RSA medical fitness to drive guidelines; “Rules covering a person’s mental and   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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31th March Notice to members Planned industrial action by Mandate members at Dunnes Stores Members will be aware that workers at Dunnes Stores who are affiliated to the Mandate Trade Union have voted for Industrial Action over a number of issues including zero hour contracts, union representation and terms and   Read More ...

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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   Read More ...

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NBRU to move against potential privatisation of bus routes Union to ballot members in Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail for strike action Under current privatisation plans, orbital routes in Dublin rather than city centre services, such as those between Blackrock and Rialto, and Chapelizod and the Square shopping   Read More ...

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Mr Kevin Duffy Chairman Labour Court Tom Johnson House Haddington Road Dublin 4 4th March 2015 Re: Labour Court Recommendation 20544/Dublin Bus Dear Sir I refer to the above and am to advise that the National Bus & Rail Union have been in discussion with Dublin Bus with a view   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 16th February 2015 Re: Payment of Trade Union Accountants to Examine Company Books Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to highlight an anomaly which was contained in an article from Eolas Magazine dated Friday the   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release Re: Potential Bus Éireann Job Losses The NBRU today said that the National Transport Authority policy with regard to tendering Bus Routes will be detrimental to Bus Workers’ jobs. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The NTA’s implementation of the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s policy of privatising Bus Routes   Read More ...

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http://www.irishtimes.com/business/dublin-bus-staff-to-have-terms-and-conditions-restored-ahead-of-schedule-1.2114425 Business Dublin Bus staff to have terms and conditions restored ahead of schedule Controversial 19-month cost-saving plan was scheduled to run until the summer A dispute over cost-saving plans at Dublin Bus led to a three-day strike at the company in August 2013 A dispute over cost-saving plans at   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Restoration of Terms and Conditions Members will be aware that the NBRU wrote to the Company on the 20th January with regard to the above. Along with other representative Trade Unions, we met with the CEO and Human Resources Manager on the 10th February for an   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release Re: Bus Éireann Service Cuts The NBRU today responded to the announcement that Bus Éireann is to cut services to the South and South East of the Country, General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we have long been campaigning for an open and transparent debate on the provision   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Discussions on Bus Route Privatisation LRC/NTA/Department of Transport Members are advised that the NBRU, along with other representative Trade Unions, attended at the LRC yesterday the 18th February to continue with discussions on the Privatisation of Bus routes. Members are again reminded that these discussions are   Read More ...

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http://www.eolasmagazine.ie/rail-growing-into-the-future/ Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 16th February 2015 Re: Payment of Trade Union Accountants to Examine Company Books Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to highlight an anomaly which was contained in an article from Eolas Magazine dated Friday   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 3rd February 2015 Re: Cost Management Committee Dear Sir, I refer to the above and the commencement of the review process on Friday 23rd January. You will be aware that I outlined a number of issues of concern   Read More ...

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS LRC/NTA Discussions on 10% Bus Tendering The National Bus & Rail Union, other Trade Unions, both Bus Companies, the NTA and the Department of Transport met today on Day one of what is a vital stage of discussions on the above issue. Details of previous meetings can   Read More ...

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Mr Dermot O Leary. General Secretary. N.B.R.U. 54 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. 29th January 2015 Re: Cost Reduction plan/restoration of terms and conditions Dear Sir, I refer to your letter dated January 20th regarding the above. While the overall financial performance in 2014 is encouraging, further challenges face us in   Read More ...

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tmp_doc01256320150120131359-842520873 Mr Phil Donohue Head of Human Resources & Development Dublin Bus O’Connell Street Dublin 1 20th January 2015 Re: Cost Reduction Plan/Restoration of Terms and Conditions Dear Sir, I refer to the above and recent media coverage of the recent successes of Dublin Bus, carried in all mainstream media,   Read More ...

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tmp_Response to Breach of Procedures Jan 2015.docx 1-842520873 Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly 1 19th January 2015 Re: Future/Past Productivity Dear Sir, I refer to the above and previous correspondence from our respective offices dated the 2nd December, and the 18th December 2014. You will be   Read More ...

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tmp_doc012456201501151610331311827674 15th January 2015 Notice to Members LRC Discussions on Privatisation of 10% of Dublin Bus & Bus Éireann Routes by the Government/NTA A meeting of the Trade Unions, NTA and management from both Bus Companies attended the Labour Relations Commission today for discussions on the issues associated with the   Read More ...

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Journal.ie article Bus Éireann will meet with workers over ‘unprecedented’ pay rise hiatus…. eventually The company said it will meet with staff from the National Bus and Rail Union in due course’. http://jrnl.ie/1869501

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Mr Joe Kenny Manager Human Resources Bus Éireann Broadstone Dublin 7 5th January 2015 Re: Pay Claim for Bus Éireann Staff Dear Sir, I refer to the above and my correspondence to your office dated the 2nd April 2014 in which the NBRU gave formal notice of a pay claim   Read More ...

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Salary rises of over 6pc to be ‘vigorously’ pursued for 1,400 workers at Bus Eireann by Anne-Marie Walsh A union has told 1,400 workers at Bus Eireann it will “vigorously” pursue a pay rise of over 6pc, due since New Year’s Day. In its Christmas message to members, the National   Read More ...

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Notice to Members Christmas 2014 Members will be aware that 2014, similar to the previous number of years has presented many challenges. Privatisation The NTA are preparing to move ahead with the Fine Gael/Labour Privatisation policy. The NBRU has led an intensive campaign of opposition to this attack on Bus   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 9th December 2014 Re: Annual Leave Dear Sir, I refer to the above and this Trade Union’s ongoing concern in relation to how this particular issue is being addressed by the Company. You will be aware that I   Read More ...

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Bus Worker News Phone: 086-8426197  Email: nbru.workerdirector@yahoo.com    Twitter: @nbruworker _________________________ A newsletter by NBRU Worker Director Thomas O’Connor Merry Christmas I would like to take this opportunity to wish every member of staff in every department within Dublin Bus and CIE a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.      Read More ...

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15TH December 2014 NOTICE to MEMBERS Privatisation of Dublin Bus/Bus Éireann Routes Meeting with Minister Donohue The NBRU, along with other Trade Unions, met with the Minister today in relation to the Fine Gael/Labour Government Policy of Privatising Bus Routes and undermining the future employment of Bus Workers. We informed   Read More ...

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Transport workers and their families say no to Water Charges, USC, privatisation of Public transport and austerity.

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The National Bus & Rail Union Oppose Privatisation of Water and Publicly Owned Bus Services • Bus workers cannot afford this unjust water tax. • Water is a basic human right that should be provided to every citizen regardless of means, just like transport, education and healthcare… • We are   Read More ...

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10th December 2014 Notice to members National Demonstration against Water Charges on December 10th 2014 The National Bus & Rail Union is opposed to Privatisation. We are leading the Campaign against the Fine Gael/Labour decision to hand over 10% of Public Bus Services to Private operators. • Water will be   Read More ...

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Notice to Members Re: Water Charges Members will be aware of the apolitical status of this Trade Union with regard to relationships with political parties, formal or otherwise. This despite attempts by some to characterise the NBRU as having a relationship with political party or parties. Perhaps it is their   Read More ...

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Mr Kevin Foley Director, Conciliation Services Labour Relations Commission Tom Johnson House Haddington Road Dublin 4 20th November 2014 Re: Iarnród Éireann Breach of Labour Relations Commission Dispute Settlement Proposals 3rd September 2014 Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to express my serious concern at what appears   Read More ...

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Bus Worker News Phone: 086-8426197 Email: nbru.workerdirector@yahoo.com Twitter: @nbruworker _________________________ A newsletter by NBRU Worker Director Thomas O’Connor 24 hour bus services The National Transport Authority announced on Friday 14th that as part of their plans for transport in Dublin they intend to introduce 24 hour public transport bus services   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 30th October 2014 Re: Cost Management Review/LRC Proposals Dear Sir, I refer to the above and our meeting on the 22nd October at which we discussed the logistics associated with the immediate (?) all party review of the   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 7th November 2014 Re: Funding Allocation €45m Dear Sir, I refer to the above and am advised that the Company have received additional funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. It is believed that this funding   Read More ...

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Mr Paschal Donohue Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport Transport House Kildare Street Dublin 2 17th November 2014 Re: Government Policy to Privatise 10% of Dublin Bus/Bus Éireann Routes Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to again outline the NBRU position on this ill-conceived and flawed policy.   Read More ...

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14th November 2014 Notice to members The NBRU successful in achieving a suspension of the Tendering Process associated with the Government/NTA decision to Privatise 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann Members will be aware that the National Bus & rail Union initiated a public campaign of opposition to the   Read More ...

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14th November 2014 National Bus & Rail Union Press Release Re: Privatisation of Bus Routes and LRC talks The National Bus and Rail Union attended talks today at the Labour Relations Commission for discussions on the privatisation of public bus services by the NTA and the Government. We have been   Read More ...

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TRANSPORT UNIONS ARE describing today as ‘D-Day’ in their battle to prevent the privatisation of more than 20 bus routes in Dublin. The National Bus and Rail Union and the National Transport Authority will meet at the Labour Relations Commission today as the tender process for the private routes is   Read More ...

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November 2014 Notice to members Joint Committee on the Future Financial Infrastructure of Irish Rail A meeting between Trade Unions and the National Transport Authority took place yesterday the 3rd November 2014. This meeting was convened as part of the Labour Relations Commission Proposals of the 3rd September 2014. The   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 3rd November 2014 Re: Annual Leave Dear Sir, I refer to the above and this Trade Union’s concern in relation to an internal memo which would appear to conflict with and deviate from agreed policy. The custom and   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release 30th October 2014 NBRU speaks out against Fare Increases The NBRU today announced that they were opposed to Fare Increases as a means of plugging the gap created by the Government shortfall in providing adequate funding for Public Transport. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Following on from   Read More ...

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tmp_doc01050320141020181358-371721185 20th October 2014 Notice to Members A Labour Relations Commission meeting between the NTA, Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and all Trade Unions took place on Monday 20th October 2014. Further discussions took place today on the stated position of the National Transport Authority to put out to tender 10%   Read More ...

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NBRU Response to NTA October 20th 2014

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The National Bus & Rail Union have been invited to attend a meeting with the HR Manager in Irish Rail on Wednesday 22nd October from 11:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs. This comes after the NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary wrote twice to the HR Manager Ciaran Masterson seeking the meeting   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 9th October 2014 Re: Cost Management/LRC Proposals Dear Sir, I refer to the above and my letter to your office on Friday 3rd October. You will be aware that in that letter I requested an immediate meeting to   Read More ...

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Siptu and National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) members at Iarnrod Éireann have both voted to accept proposals aimed at ending a dispute over pay cuts. Members of the NBRU voted in favour of the new proposals by 61 per cent to 39 per cent, while, earlier this afternoon, members   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 3rd October 2014 Re: Non-Safety Critical Training Courses/ Cost Management Committee Dear Sir, You will by now be aware that our members have accepted (see separate correspondence) the LRC proposals issued on the 3rd September. You will further   Read More ...

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Mr Gerry Murphy Chief Executive National Transport Authority 3rd October 2014 Re: Labour Relations Commission Proposals Iarnród Éireann Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to advise that the NBRU members at Iarnród Éireann have accepted the above proposals. Having engaged in a comprehensive nationwide consultative process in   Read More ...

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Notice to Members Re: Ballot on Labour Relations Commission Cost Containment Proposals Members are advised that the above ballot has resulted in: 61% for and 39% against. We have communicated the result to the Company (correspondence circulated) and advised them that we now intend to immediately begin the process with   Read More ...

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Mr Ciaran Masterson Director, Human Resources Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 3rd October 2014 Re: Labour Relations Commission Proposals Cost Containment Dear Sir, I refer to the above and wish to advise that our members have balloted to accept the LRC proposals issued on the 3rd September 2014. We   Read More ...

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Manager, Human Resources Bus Éireann Broadstone 29th September 2014 Re: Safe Driving Awards 2013 – Restrictions Dear Sir, I refer to the above and your correspondence dated the 22nd September with regard to the Company’s intention to withdraw the monetary element associated with the Safe Driving Award. Your assertion (made,   Read More ...

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Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann could face residual costs of up to €20 million if they lose out completely in plans to put 10 per cent of their routes out yo tender, it has been claimed. Talks resumed yesterday at the Labour Relations Commission between bus workers’ unions and the   Read More ...

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18th September 2014 Notice to Members Re C I E Pension Scheme Members should be aware of ongoing discussions in relation to the above. The following is a brief outline of the current position and proposals expected in forthcoming weeks. 1. Retirement age will be aligned with the state retirement   Read More ...

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17TH September 2014 Notice to Members Labour Relations Commission meeting between the NTA, Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and all Trade Unions.  LRC discussions on the privatisation on Public Bus Services reconvened today between all parties.   The NTA presented a document in response to concerns raised by the Trade Unions at   Read More ...

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tender Unions at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann have warned that the National Transport Authority decision to open 10% of its routes to tender will trigger a “race to the bottom” in pay and conditions for workers similar to that seen in the Greyhound Waste dispute. The claims were made   Read More ...

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Agreed Clarification Document on Labour Court Recommendation (LCR 20741) As part of an agreed and concerted process to explore central reasons underpinning the recent rejection of LCR (20741) the Company and representative trade unions have engaged in a series of face-to-face discussions. During the course of these facilitated talks the   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Re; General Meetings on Labour Relations Proposal Cost Containment Members are advised that this Trade Union intends to engage in a comprehensive consultative process with members. This process is designed to enable as many people as possible to obtain all of the available information in advance of   Read More ...

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NEWS – IRN 31 – 03/09/2014 Transport regulator’s role key to rail dispute proposals COLMAN HIGGINS Further commitments to avoid further pay cuts, plus an ongoing forum bringing together the unions and the National Transport Authority (NTA), are among the key elements in the proposals to resolve the dispute over   Read More ...

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03rd September 2014 Notice to Members RE: Drug and Alcohol testing at the Medical Department Workers may be aware that Dublin Bus have tendered for a private company to manage the testing of staff for drugs and alcohol for a three year period. Bus Éireann stated their intention to implement   Read More ...

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Bus Worker News Phone: 086-8426197 Email: nbru.workerdirector@yahoo.com Twitter: @nbruworker _________________________ A newsletter by NBRU Worker Director Thomas O’Connor Drugs & Alcohol testing A notice has been placed on the E-tenders website for a contract to test Dublin Bus employees for drugs and alcohol. This is to include random testing, periodic   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS LRC Proposals 3rd September 2014 Members will be aware that this Trade Union was invited to the Labour Relations Commission last Saturday (30th August) for exploratory talks in relation to the ongoing dispute at the Company. After two and half days the LRC have issued a proposal   Read More ...

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Rail strike still on for All-Ireland despite talks with LRC Next weekend’s second-wave strike by 2,100 rail workers is still on – despite a new intervention by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC). Debt-laden Irish Rail is refusing to budge on pay cuts as union sources described the differences between the   Read More ...

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Iarnród Éireann is facing losses of €20 million even after the implementation of its controversial temporary pay cuts for staff which led to 2-day strike at the company last week. The details of the projected losses are set out in a confidential internal Department of Transport documents seen by The   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE Re: LRC Invitation to Exploratory Talks in Irish Rail Dispute The NBRU have today accepted an invitation from the Labour Relations Commission to attend at exploratory talks tomorrow in relation to the dispute at Irish Rail General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we understand that this invitation is   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE Re: Irish Rail Dispute The NBRU Reject Request to Call-off Strike Action The CEO of Irish Rail, David Franks has written to the NBRU advising them that the pay cuts have now been implemented and asking that the union would reconsider its position with regard to further   Read More ...

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Dublin Bus, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the state-owned Córas Iompar Eireann Group, operates the Public Service Obligation network in the Dublin Area. It covers a region from Newcastle in County Wicklow to the south, Balbriggan in north County Dublin and Maynooth in County Kildare to the west.   Carrying 118   Read More ...

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25 Years at the Heart of your Community We offer a wide range of services catering for different customer groups and market sectors: Expressway Inter- urban coach services Eurolines coach services to Britain and Europe City Bus Services – in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford Town services in Athlone, Balbriggan, Drogheda, Dundalk,   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 28th August 2014 Re: Unilateral Imposition of Wage Reduction Measures Dear Sir, I refer to the above and your correspondence to my office and email to all users dated the 27th of August. Either you completely miss the   Read More ...

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Irish Rail CEO David Franks responds to the NBRU after the first 48 hour rail stoppage

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Cost Containment/Wage Reduction/Strike Acton Update 3 The General Officers of our Trade Union would like to place on record our appreciation at both the turn-out and general support provided by members during the two day stoppage. This, despite efforts by the Company to drive a wedge between   Read More ...

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Thousands of rail passengers will have their travel plans disrupted again today as staff at Iarnród Éireann engage in a second day of strike action in protest at the unilateral introduction of temporary pay cuts by management. Pickets were placed at train stations and depots around the country yesterday over   Read More ...

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100,000 face disruption as rail action set to escalate Irish rail chief executive David Franks at an emergency meeting at Irish Rail offices on Amiens Street yesterday. Irish rail chief executive David Franks at an emergency meeting at Irish Rail offices on Amiens Street yesterday Members of the National Bus   Read More ...

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A union representing rail workers has blamed the Government and Irish Rail for a strike that will disrupt some 160,000 passengers. The planned national train strike due to take place tomorrow and Monday seems certain to go ahead with no last minute interventions expected to try to avert the stoppage.   Read More ...

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23rd August 2014 Press Statement General Secretary of the NBRU Dermot O’Leary blames Government and Company for Rail Disputes. Mr O’Leary said: “it is regrettable that the impact of the Company’s decision to cut our members wages will be widely felt by those who use the train as a mode   Read More ...

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YOU’RE playing senior hurling now Paschal. The GAA analogy, famously used by the late Seamus Brennan when greeting the Green Party negotiating team for coalition talks in 2007, seems particularly appropriate for the new transport minister. Paschal Donohoe barely had time to get his feet under the cabinet table when   Read More ...

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20th August 2014 Notice to Members RE: Meeting in the LRC between the NTA, Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and the Trade Unions. A meeting was convened under the Chairmanship of Kevin Foley from the LRC to discuss our grave concerns about the privatisation of bus workers jobs. The NBRU explained   Read More ...

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Work stoppages are planned on 24th and 25th of August It has emerged that the CEO of Irish Rail is on holiday ahead of a nationwide strike starting on Sunday. The National Bus and Rail Union begins four days of planned work stoppages with a 48-hour work strike this Sunday,   Read More ...

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In the first instance, let me be clear on one thing: no worker, least of all our members, want to have to engage in industrial action in order to highlight the issues at play here. In fact, any union will tell you that it is the last place we want   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Industrial Action 24th, 25th August, 7th & 8th September Update 2 Members will be aware of a recent media report, apparently based on SIPTU sources, speculating about the reasons for the withdrawal of their so-called “work to rule”. The report referred to NBRU members working rest   Read More ...

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A report in the Sunday Independent, August 17th states that figures obtained from the Department of Transport reveal “a chronic underfunding of the country’s rail network by a figure of €60 million per year. Quote: End of line for ghost trains as 31 stations under ‘full review’ Daniel McConnell Published   Read More ...

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Paschal’s Posturing on Irish Rail strike threat unhelpful and ill-advised – Dooley Fianna Fáil’s Transport spokesperson Timmy Dooley has questioned the Transport Minister’s approach to the threatened Irish Rail strike and accused him of being more interested in posturing for the approval of his Fine Gael base than finding a   Read More ...

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GAA boses call on both sides in the rail dispute to resolve the issue with dialogue. Minister for Transport Pascal Donohue responds to the workforces decision to strike over unilateral cuts in wages as a slap in the face of taxpayers. Irish Rail Management says the cuts are necessary as   Read More ...

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Evening Herald article reports on Transport Minister’s hard line response to threatened rail strikes. Article goes on to state that Pascal Donohue will have to intervene personally if all other options fail. The National Bus & Rail Union continue to call for a proper debate on the future of Public   Read More ...

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Response to Minister Donohue’s comments: Dermot O’Leary General Secretary NBRU said: “we have been calling for a debate on public transport funding for some time, the fact the Minister conveniently ignores is that the Government has reduced the funding stream which is crucial to providing a public service by €32m   Read More ...

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Irish daily Mail article on Saturday 9th August reports that New Transport Minister Pascal Donohue tells the NBRU to call off their planned rail strikes or else ” they face the prospect of going head to head with the Government”. NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary responds by saying that Public   Read More ...

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Mr Paschal Donohue Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 44 Kildare Street Dublin 2 1st August 2014 Re: Privatisation of Bus Routes Dear Minister, I refer to the above and your correspondence dated the 18th July. With respect, your contention that Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are not being privatised   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Unilateral Implementation of Wage Reduction Measures UPDATE Members will now be aware that this Trade Union is to engage in a number of work stoppages over the next few weeks. These include a 48 hour stoppage commencing on the 24th August followed by two 24 hour stoppages   Read More ...

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The Irish Examiner reports on Saturday 2nd August that the NBRU rail strikes are on a Sunday to cause the least amount of disruption to workers and schools goers. The option of an all out strike have been set aside for now and work-to-rules have been dismissed as unmanageable and   Read More ...

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Irish Independent article Saturday August 2nd reports on the rail strikes announced by the NBRU.  

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The Irish Times article, Saturday August 2nd reports on the rail strikes announced by the NBRU,  the fact that Sunday was picked so as to cause minimum disruption to workers,  schools, colleges and shoppers. Funding crisis in the rail has been caused by Government cuts.  

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 1st August 2014 Re: Staff Intimidation Dear Sir, I am to advise that our attention has been drawn to what can only be described as malevolent behaviour by certain managers throughout the period in which we have been   Read More ...

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Strike by Irish Rail workers to hit All-Ireland semi and finals The NBRU has announced work stoppages to coincide with the championship. http://www.thejournal.ie/nbru-strike-1600551-Aug2014/

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                                 NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: PROPOSED UNILATERAL IMPLEMENTATION OF WAGE REDUCTION MEASURES 24th AUGUST INDUSTRIAL ACTION Members are advised that the National Rail Committee met today to discuss the proposed implementation by the Company of the unagreed wage reduction measures. Having received a comprehensive mandate of 80% for industrial action   Read More ...

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  Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 1st August 2014   Re: Proposed Implementation of Unagreed Pay Reduction 24th August 2014 Notice of Industrial Action/Work Stoppages   Dear Sir,   I refer to the above and hereby advise as follows:   Following a ballot of our   Read More ...

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NBRU PRESS RELEASE NBRU members at Irish Rail are to conduct a 48 hour work stoppage followed by two 24 hour stoppages. NBRU members at Irish Rail are to launch a campaign of industrial action by participating in a two day work stoppage if the Company decides to implement a   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 28th July 2014 Re; Cost Containment Implementation Dear Sir, I refer to the above and your correspondence dated the 17th July and received by my office today the 28th July. Your correspondence was apparently in response to mine dated   Read More ...

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Irish Rail CEO David Franks responds NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary’s letter of June 17th! !!

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Article on the Journal today in which the new Minister of Transport defends the privatisation of public buses; a stance which the NBRU say will inevitably lead to industrial conflict http://www.thejournal.ie/bus-privatisation-plan-defended-by-donohoe-1588754-Jul2014/

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Notice to Members Re: Fine Gael/Labour Government’s decision to  Privatise 440 Bus Workers Jobs  Campaign against Privatisation of 10% of Bus Routes Members will be aware that the planned protest march that was due to take place on today Wednesday 23rd July was suspended after the Labour Relations Commission intervened   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release NBRU attend a meeting at the Labour Relations Commission with the NTA. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we were invited to exploratory talks by the LRC to discuss a formula which would have the potential to lead to discussions on the substantive issue of the privatisation of   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnrod Eireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 22nd July 2014 Re: Unilateral Implementation of non-agreed Cost Containment Measures Dear Sir, I refer to the above and your response to my correspondence of the 21st July 2014. The acceptance that a financial crisis lies ahead is   Read More ...

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Irish Rail CEO David Franks writes to the NBRU restating his already rejected to the Government made crisis in Irish Rail. Offers to meet with the NBRU.

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From: Franks David Date: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 10:24 AM Subject: RE: Processing of Trade Union application form. To: dermot o leary Cc: Masterson Ciaran Dermot These requests were on hold pending clarification of the protocols associated with movements of members during times of difficult industrial relations. This has   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 21st July 2014 Re: Trade Union Membership Dear Sir, I refer to the above and my concern in relation to an apparent interference in the processing of application forms from staff who have expressed a wish to join   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Company Implementation of Cost Containment Measures Re: Ballot for Industrial Action up to and Including All-Out Strike Members are advised that a ballot with regard to the above will take place commencing this week in response to the Company’s decision to unilaterally and without agreement implement wage   Read More ...

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Mr David Franks Chief Executive Officer Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1 21st July 2014 Re: Unilateral Implementation of non-agreed Cost Containment Measures Dear Sir, I refer to the above and your correspondence of the 18th July outlining your intention to reduce our members’ wages without agreement. I also note   Read More ...

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Notice to Members Planned protest march for Wednesday July 23rd The National Bus & Rail Union has been engaged in an intensive campaign since May in an attempt to reverse the Fine Gael/Labour decision to privatise 440 bus jobs. All communication from this, and other concerned parties, to the NTA   Read More ...

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Disruption to rail services likely after Iarnród … Jul 19 2014 MARTIN WALL Industry Correspondent @pressreader NBRU will not allow workers to subsidise Public Transport with cuts in their wages.

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The NBRU today announced that the protest march planned for Wednesday 23rd July has been postponed. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we have received a request from the Labour Relations Commission to attend at exploratory discussions on Wed 23rd July on the issue of privatisation of bus routes, to-date the   Read More ...

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NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Protest March 23rd July 2014 Members are advised that the Labour Relations Commission has requested that we would attend at exploratory discussions on Wednesday 23rd July with regard to the Governments policy to Privatise 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann Bus Routes. Members will be   Read More ...

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NBRU Statement to CEO David Franks at Top Participation Group Re: Cost Containment Implementation The NBRU membership has consistently rejected the proposals, no matter their hue, over three ballots. Those rejections were as high as 92% and no lower than 75%. The last round of discussions were prefaced by you   Read More ...

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Bus workers are to stage a 90-minute work stoppage next Wednesday against plans by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of the routes currently operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus. During the work stoppage bus workers will stage a protest   Read More ...

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15th July 2014 Notice to members Campaign against privatisation of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann A protest march has been organised for Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 11 am. Bus Workers at Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann say they are organising the protest as part of the campaign which has   Read More ...

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Mr Phil Donohue Head of Human Resources & Development Dublin Bus O’Connell Street Dublin 1 14th July 2014 Re: Protest March against Privatisation of Bus Routes Dear Sir, I refer to your correspondence with regard to the above received by my office on the 9th of July last. Your concern   Read More ...

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Mr Pascal Donohue Minister for Transport Transport House Kildare Street Dublin 1 14th July 2014 Re: Privatisation of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann Routes. Dear Minister, The NBRU wishes to extend its congratulations on your recent promotion to full Ministerial office. You will undoubtedly have been advised on the above   Read More ...

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Press Release Members of the NBRU to organise Protest March against Privatisation of Bus Routes. Bus Workers at Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann say they are organising the protest as part of the campaign which has already seen a series of public meetings take place along with a protest march   Read More ...

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Mr Stephen Hannon President Dublin Bus Traffic Branch Committee Utilities and Construction Sector Liberty Hall Dublin 1 9th July 2014 Comrade, You will be aware that the National Bus & Rail Union has been engaged in an intensive campaign in relation to the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s decision to privatise 10%   Read More ...

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30/06/2014 Public Protest March Waterford A Cháirde, TSSA have seen sight of a notice from NBRU calling on all Trade Union representatives to join in a campaign to stop the sell off to the private sector 10% of Bus Eireann Business. To date TSSA have attended a SIPTU public meeting   Read More ...

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Notice to members Re: Campaign to Oppose the Privatisation of Bus Routes Members will by now be aware that this Trade Union has been leading a campaign of opposition against the Fine Gael/Labour Government policy of Privatising Bus Routes and threatening 440 jobs across both Bus Companies. The protest to-date   Read More ...

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NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we have been consistently advancing our concerns with regard to the future of free travel scheme throughout our campaign against the Fine Gael/Labour Goverment proposals to privatise Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus Routes” Mr O’Leary went on to say “it is patently obvious that   Read More ...

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Subject: NATIONAL PROTEST MARCH AGAINST BUS PRIVATISATION The NBRU today announced a National Protest March against Bus Privatisation on Wed 23rd July General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “The people of Waterford today sent a message to the Government regarding their proposals to Privatise their City Bus services, they along with   Read More ...

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Press Statement The NBRU says that Ministers in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are misleading the Dail; General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “Ministers Varadkar and Kelly have been telling Deputies that a structured process of engagement is in place between the NTA and the Unions. This is simply   Read More ...

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The National Bus and Rail Union held a Public Meeting in the Tower Hotel in Waterford ON Wednesday 25th June as part of the campaign of opposing the Fine Gael/Labour Privatisation policy of publicly owned bus services. The staff and travelling public in Waterford are very angry at yet another   Read More ...

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The National Bus & Rail Union has decided to escalate it’s campaign against privatisation of Public transport. A march has been organised for Tuesday 1st July at 11am Waterford. A letter of protest will be handed in to Paudie Coffeys T.D constituency office protesting at the Governments ideological privatisation policy.   Read More ...

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To Paddy Doherty & Martin Nolan 18th June 2014 Re: Privatisation of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann Routes I refer to the above and previous correspondence regarding the potential staff surpluses associated with the Government decision to privatise our members’ jobs. You will be aware from our previous correspondence that   Read More ...

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  Mr David Franks Chief Executive Iarnród Éireann Connolly Station Dublin 1                                                                                                                              17th June 2014 Re: NBRU Withdrawal from Talks Process   Dear Sir,   I refer to the above and wish to outline this Trade Union’s position in light of some of the spurious commentary regarding the bona fides and   Read More ...

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See the full article at http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0614/623881-nbru-talks/

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                                               NOTICE to MEMBERS   COST CONTAINMENT /LABOUR COURT RECOMMENDATION REJECTION       Members will be aware that this Trade Union attended at talks on the above issue following an invitation from the Chief Executive to what he described as “intensive discussions”   Unfortunately it would appear that our   Read More ...

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NBRU disatisfied with talk process. The NBRU has withdrawn from the process aimed at resolving the impasse with regard to cost reduction proposals. General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said: “we accepted an invitation to talks against the background of a 3 to 1 rejection of the Labour Court Recommendation by our   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release   The NBRU today responded to the announcement by Irish Rail that they were inviting the trade unions to an intensive period of engagement next week.   General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said “ it is regrettable that the company have decided to impose a pre-condition in advance   Read More ...

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NBRU Press Release   The NBRU today responded to the announcement by Irish Rail that they were inviting the trade unions to an intensive period of engagement next week.   General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said “ it is regrettable that the company have decided to impose a pre-condition in advance   Read More ...

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Irish Rail Labour Court Rejection   Members of the NBRU at Irish Rail have rejected Labour Court proposals in relation to payroll reductions by a margin of three to one.   General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said:   “our members have been sending a consistent message through three separate ballots on   Read More ...

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              Mr Leo Varadkar  & Mr Alan Kelly   23rd May 2014   Re: Privatisation of Dublin Bus/Bus Éireann Routes   Dear Ministers,   You will be aware that this Trade Union is currently engaged in a community-based campaign of opposition to your Government’s   Read More ...

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Notice to members   Re: Campaign against 10% privatisation of Dublin Bus/Bus Eireann routes. Members’ will be aware that this Trade Union has embarked upon a vigorous and robust campaign against the Fine Gael/Labour Government privatisation policy. We have attended at a number of public meetings in all the areas   Read More ...

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Irish Independent article on a possible strike in Irish Rail also mentions that Siptu have candidates standing for the Labour party and it’s President gave backing to a Labour Euro candidate. The article goes on to quote that the NBRU may be the only union capable of challenging the political   Read More ...

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  The National Bus & Rail Union               Notice to members                       Re; LOCAL & EU ELECTIONS 23rd May 2014   Members will undoubtedly be aware that elections will take place on Friday next the 23rd May 2014.   The NBRU was approached in the run up   Read More ...

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  17/05/2014   Offaly Independent   Concern over Edenderry bus service tender   LAURA RYDER Concern over Edenderry Bus service tender. LAURA RYDER COUNCILLORS have reacted badly to plans to put an Edenderry Bus service that’s currently run by Bus Eireann out to open tender in 2016. Speaking to the   Read More ...

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Campaign in Opposition to Privatisation of 10% of Bus Routes   Staff will by now be aware that the NBRU has launched a campaign of opposition against the Privatisation of Bus Éireann/Dublin Bus routes.   This campaign which will commence with a public meeting in Waterford on Tuesday 13th May   Read More ...

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  Press Release     Campaign to Oppose Privatisation   10% of Bus Éireann/Dublin Bus Routes       The NBRU is announcing the launch of a campaign to oppose the Government’s decision to privatise of 10% of bus routes.       The campaign will commence in Waterford on   Read More ...

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Itinerary of Public Meetings and events: Tuesday 13th May Granville Hotel Waterford at 8 pm. Public Meeting.   Wednesday 14th May, Osprey Hotel,  Naas,  Co. Kildare at 8 pm. Public Meeting.   Thursday 15th May, Mont Clare Hotel Dublin.  Press Conference from 11 am to 4 pm.   Crown Plazza   Read More ...

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Mr John Deasy T.D.           6th May 2014   Re: Privatisation of Bus Routes   Dear John   You will be aware that the Government through the auspices of the National Transport Authority are to privatise 10% of Bus Éireann Routes, a number of which are   Read More ...

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                  NBRU                 PRESS RELEASE                         Transport Ireland Conference 2014/New at One Interview Responding to remarks made by Minister Varadkar at the above conference and subsequent News at One Interview the General Secretary of the NBRU Dermot O Leary said: “the traveling public would be better served if the Minister   Read More ...

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CD/14/23 RECOMMENDATION NO. LCR20741 (CCC-132311-13) INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACTS, 1946 TO 2012 SECTION 26(1), INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT, 1990 PARTIES : IRISH RAIL – AND – SIPTU, NBRU, TSSA, TEEU & UNITE DIVISION : Chairman Mr Duffy Employer Member Ms Cryan Worker Member Ms Tanham SUBJECT: Cost Containment Plan 2. BACKGROUND: This   Read More ...

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NBRU General Secretary criticises the Labour Party’s record in Government. The NBRU are opposing the FG/Lab decision to privatise 10% of Bus Routes.

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Letters to the CEO’S of Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and the National Transport Authority    25th March 2014   Re: 10% Tendering of Dublin Bus/Bus Éireann Routes   Sirs,  I refer to the above and the stated intention of the NTA to implement Government policy and privatise 10% of the   Read More ...

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Mr Leo Varadkar T.D Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 44 Kildare Street Dublin 2   12th September 2013   Re:  Direct Award of Contracts in 2014 to Dublin Bus/ Bus Eireann and later tendering of 10% of services for 2016 operations.   Dear Minister,   I refer to the   Read More ...

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Meeting between the National Bus & Rail Union and the NTA on Thursday 23rd January 2013.   Following correspondence from the N.B.R.U, a meeting was arranged where we strenuously and unambiguously outlined our concerns in relation to the privatisation of 10% of our members jobs.   We informed Gerry Murphy   Read More ...

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8th April 2014   Re:  Tendering of 10% of Dublin Bus/Bus Éireann Routes   Dear Sirs,   I refer to the above and your respective responses to my recent correspondence.   It would appear that the thrust of the responses can be encapsulated into the following:   NTA   ·           Read More ...

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                              NBRU PRESS RELEASE   NTA PROPOSALS to PRIVATISE 10% of BUS EIREANN/DUBLIN BUS   The NBRU has issued a challenge to the Labour Party to show loyalty to their founding principles and move away from the Policy of constantly attacking workers.   General Secretary Designate Dermot O’Leary said that   Read More ...

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View the NBRU’s 50 years Anniversary video on our site. Visit the link on the home page.

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Mr. Gerry Murphy Chief Executive Officer National Transport Authority Dun Sceine, Iveagh Court Harcourt Lane Dublin 2   10th December 2013   Re; Decision to Privatise 10% of Bus Eireann/Dublin Bus Routes   Dear Sir,   I refer to the above and the recent announcement by your office to privatise   Read More ...

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Chairman, Members of the Court, While the case before you today is one which has been referred to the Court through the normal Industrial Relations process it is the view of the NBRU that the issues contained herein go beyond that of a mere industrial relations disagreement.   The current   Read More ...

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