NBRU Press Release Serving Strike Notice on Bus Eireann final

NBRU Press Release Serving Strike Notice on Bus Eireann final NBRU Press Release Re Bus Eireann Strike Notice PDF

3rd February 2017
NBRU PRESS RELEASE

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

General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said:

“the NBRU has today served notice of all-out strike action at Bus Éireann in a direct response to the stated intention of the Company to unilaterally, and without agreement impose draconian cuts to the modest salary of ordinary decent Bus Workers. The notion that staff at this once proud Transport Company will be left in isolation to, as it were plough their own furrow in terms of responding to this appalling vista of forced pay cuts, would be a major underestimation of the mood among workers across society, similar in fact to the arrogance displayed by Government in advance of the last General Election, when the keep the recovery going message was flung right back in its face.

Mr O’Leary went on to say:

For the Acting CEO to come out and suggest that the Trade Unions should come up with alternative proposals which will produce €12m savings from payroll as a component of a previously unseen target of €30m, is clearly designed to create an unbridgeable gulf between the parties and is akin to throwing an incendiary device at an already volatile situation. Mr Hernan’s suggestion that he would on the one hand, seek to protect ‘core pay’ whilst at the same time slashing upwards of €8000 plus, through cuts to Shift and overtime rates from a Bus Driver on a salary of €42000 is frankly insulting, and would lead one to ponder if the determination of Bus Éireann to protect the Shareholder runs the risk of bringing the Country to the brink of Industrial Relation warfare”

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