Unite members have no confidence in ‘missing Minister’
Ross must ‘step in or step aside’
March 30th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, today warned that Transport Minister Shane Ross’s long-standing hostility to CIE and the National Transport Authority seriously compromises his position as Transport Minister at a time when Ireland’s public transport system is facing unprecedented challenges. Regional Officer Willie Quigley said that, if the Minister is ideologically unable to fight the corner of public transport at the Cabinet table, he must make way for someone prepared to take on that task. Stating that Mr Ross must ‘step in or step aside’, Mr Quigley stated that the Minister could start doing his job by intervening to bring Bus Éireann back to the WRC to engage collectively with workers.
Commenting, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley said today: