Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

Unite members prepare for strike as Bus Éireann talks collapse

Union poses questions regarding failure to negotiate in good faith Management and Minister share responsibility for ‘crisis of commitment’ February 21st: Speaking following this afternoon’s collapse of WRC talks between unions and Bus Éireann, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley said … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann: Unite submission to Transport Committee highlights low PSO subvention, inadequate regulatory oversight and ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’ tactics

Union says Expressway cannot be compared to commercial operation since it subsidises social transfers, PSO routes February 15th: Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, today appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. In … Continue reading

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Unite writes to Bus Éireann demanding withdrawal of letters, reversal of changes already implemented and publication of reports in advance of talks

Meaningful engagement only possible in atmosphere of trust and disclosure Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, has today (Thursday February 9th) written to Bus Éireann in response to management’s letter to unions yesterday.  In the letter, … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann: Political intervention needed to avert all-out strike

Unite accuses Minister and management of holding communities and workers to ransom February 2nd: Commenting on today’s decision by the Bus Éireann Group of Unions to hold an all-out strike commencing on February 20th, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley accused … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann: Unite members vote unanimously for strike action

January 31st: Unite today announced that its members in Bus Éireann have voted unanimously in favour of strike action. The news follows the company’s threatened unilateral implementation of a drastic cuts package on February 20th. Commenting, Unite Regional Officer Willie … Continue reading

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