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Shane Ross compromised by long-standing hostility to CIE, NTA

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 … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann: Unite members backed by €40 million strike fund

McCluskey says struggle crucial to future of public transport March 28th: It was revealed today (Tuesday 28 March) that Unite has amassed a €40 million strike fund to support members during industrial disputes. The news comes as workers in Bus … Continue reading

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Irish work more, pay more and earn less

Irish purchasing power 16 per cent below EU-15 average Figures highlight need to move Minimum Wage towards Living Wage March 26th: Irish workers put in more hours, pay more for good and services, and earn less than their European counterparts … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kelly: Taoiseach must intervene to resolve Bus Éireann dispute

Dispute rooted in policy choices and requires political solutions Underlying issues have implications for future of public transport March 24th: Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly today called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene urgently to ensure resolution of the current … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann management bears responsibility for ‘avoidable’ strike action

Unite condemns ‘unprecedented’ sidelining of WRC Unite members working for Bus Éireann are preparing to commence strike action at midnight tonight.  Speaking this afternoon after a meeting in Unite’s Dublin offices of the five trade unions involved, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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