Tánaiste appeals for last-minute talks to avoid Bus Éireann strike

Tánaiste appeals for last-minute talks to avoid Bus Éireann strike

The Tánaiste is hoping that last-minute talks can avert strike action at Bus Éireann.

Workers at the company are planning to down tools from Sunday as a cost-cutting plan is implemented.

Bus Éireann has accumulated losses of €27m over the past five years and the Government said that its very future depends on this cost-cutting plan.

Eamon Gilmore said that he hopes talks can still take place to stop Sunday's strike.

"We have a period of time between now and the weekend in which further discussions can take place,

"The company has made it clear that it is available to have those discussions either directly with the unions or with the assistance of the Labour Court or the Labour Relations Commission.

"I hope that such discussions will take place. I hope that industrial action can be averted."

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