Taking €8,000 from bus drivers on €43k per year 'not sustainable', says union

Talks aimed at averting next week's all-out strike at Bus Éireann take place today.

The Workplace Relations Commission has invited unions and the company to separate talks to see if there is room for a resolution.

The NBRU and SIPTU are opposed to the company's cost-cutting plan, which will see the reduction of staff pay and bonuses.

Bus Éireann claims the measures are needed to save the troubled firm from insolvency.

Dermot O'Leary of the NBRU says the cuts are unacceptable.

"This is a State-owned company, it's owned by you and I, the taxpayer," he said.

"It's proposing to take up to €8,000 of pay from people, in some cases who are on 42 or €43,000 - that's not tenable, it's not sustainable."


Related Articles

Bus Éireann workers expected to ask for pay rise one year on from Labour Court deal

More in this Section

Pat Breen 'never' discussed broadband plan with David McCourt and Denis Naughten

Dashcam led to arrests in ‘sickening’ attempted taxi robbery

Man scaled up apartment block after row with girlfriend, court hears

National Transport Authority wants flat fare across all commuter services


Breaking Stories

David Beckham admits marriage is ‘hard work’: Is it normal for long-term relationships to be tough?

On World Menopause Day: 5 myths you really need to stop believing

Photography awards capture life at its wildest

This is how to stay healthy as a new parent – according to The Body Coach

More From The Irish Examiner