Unions involved in Dublin Bus pay row announce protest march

Unions involved in Dublin Bus pay row announce protest march

Staff at Dublin Bus are to march on Leinster House next Tuesday as part of their pay dispute with the company.

The five Trade Unions - the NBRU, Siptu, the TSSA, Unite and the TEEU - have organised the march which will start at the Garden of Rememberance at noon on Tuesday, September 27, and march down O'Connell Street and Molesworth Street before finishing outside Leinster House.

Drivers at Dublin Bus are set to start their fifth day of industrial action begins at midnight tonight.

They are continuing to demand a 15% pay rise - almost twice what the Labour Court has recommended, saying they have not received a pay rise since 2008.

In a statement, the unions said: "Government subsidies to compensate for the operation of loss making routes have decreased by €27m while massive productivity has been conceded in two separate cost cutting plans in 2009 and 2013.

"Dublin Bus is now back in profit but management, the Government, Department, NTA and CIE do not value bus workers. "


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