September 25th Unite, which represents craft worker in Dublin Bus, has welcomed the intervention of the Workplace Relations Commission in the ongoing dispute. Speaking in advance of talks scheduled to take place tomorrow (Monday), Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley noted that unions have consistently stated their willingness to engage without preconditions.
“Dublin Bus workers, along with the travelling public, have been frustrated by the failure of both Dublin Bus and their shareholder, the Government, to engage meaningfully to resolve this dispute.
“Not only have our members received no wage increase since 2008, and been denied an agreed wage increase – they have also suffered a deterioration in their working conditions.
“Against that background, our members are determined to pursue their legitimate claims.
“We welcome the WRC’s intervention, and look forward to engaging tomorrow without preconditions”, Mr Quigley concluded.