Calls for safety screens on Bus Éireann coaches to protect drivers

Calls for safety screens on Bus Éireann coaches to protect drivers

The union representing Bus Éireann drivers fears one of them could be killed amid a spate of serious assaults in Dublin.

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

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

Unions and management at Bus Éireann are meeting today exactly a year after they signed a deal at the Labour Court to end strike action by drivers.

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Bus Éireann rostering issue resolved, say unions

Bus Éireann rostering issue resolved, say unions

Unions at Bus Éireann say a rostering issue that sparked fresh unrest at the company in recent weeks has been resolved.

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Hopes of 'sustainable future' for Bus Éireann as unions vote to accept pay cuts

Hopes of 'sustainable future' for Bus Éireann as unions vote to accept pay cuts

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said Bus Éireann can be built into a successful and sustainable business after unions agreed to pay cuts and reforms.

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NBRU members back Labour Court proposal to end Bus Éireann dispute

NBRU members back Labour Court proposal to end Bus Éireann dispute

Bus Éireann workers who are members of the National Bus and Rail Union, have voted in favour of Labour Court proposals to resolve the dispute over pay at the firm.

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Bus Éireann workers back Labour Court ruling aimed at ending dispute

Bus Éireann workers back Labour Court ruling aimed at ending dispute

Bus Éireann Workers are backing Labour Court recommendations aimed at ending a long-running dispute at the company.

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School bus drivers and Irish Rail SIPTU  members vote for industrial action

School bus drivers and Irish Rail SIPTU members vote for industrial action

SIPTU members in Irish Rail and those employed as school bus drivers by Bus Éireann have voted in favour of taking industrial action.

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NBRU chief says Labour Court did an 'honourable job' and deal with be carefully considered

NBRU chief says Labour Court did an 'honourable job' and deal with be carefully considered

Many of the Bus Éireann drivers starting their first full working day in three weeks today can still expect to earn a salary of up to €50,000 if they and their colleagues vote to accept a Labour Court recommendation on their future terms and conditions, writes Stephen Rogers.

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Bus Éireann services to resume this morning

Bus Éireann services to resume this morning

Operations are expected to resume at Bus Eireann this morning.

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Latest: Some buses back this evening as drivers agree to return to work

Latest: Some buses back this evening as drivers agree to return to work

Latest: The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, has commented on the Labour Court recommendation in relation to the Bus Éireann dispute.

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Labour Court to issue Bus Éireann recommendation

Labour Court to issue Bus Éireann recommendation

The Labour Court is to issue a recommendation aimed at resolving industrial action at Bus Éireann before lunchtime tomorrow.

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Dublin Bus to decide on Bus Éireann sympathy strike tomorrow

Dublin Bus to decide on Bus Éireann sympathy strike tomorrow

SIPTU says it won't know until tomorrow whether Dublin Bus drivers want to go on a sympathy strike with their Bus Éireann colleagues.

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20 days of bus strikes, 2 sides at odds, 1 Minister in a boa

20 days of bus strikes, 2 sides at odds, 1 Minister in a boa

Transport Minister Shane Ross has been criticised for being pictured draped in a feather boa with former Miss Ireland, Amanda Brunker, while talks to end weeks of crippling strikes at Bus Éireann were ongoing.

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Latest: Bus drivers' unions in optimistic mood ahead of Labour Court hearing

Latest: Bus drivers' unions in optimistic mood ahead of Labour Court hearing

Update 10.43am: Bus Éireann unions say a recommendation from the Labour Court today could see pickets lifted.

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Bus Éireann talks to resume as strike continues into 17th day

Bus Éireann talks to resume as strike continues into 17th day

Unions and management at Bus Éireann will resume talks at the Workplace Relations Commission again this morning.

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'You are allowing a city to die' - Cork cafe owner calls on Government to sort bus strike in open letter

'You are allowing a city to die' - Cork cafe owner calls on Government to sort bus strike in open letter

"Imagine Dublin without Luas, Bus or Dart and you imagine this proud City."

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Talks to resume as Bus Éireann strike goes into 16th day

Talks to resume as Bus Éireann strike goes into 16th day

Talks between trade unions and management at Bus Éireann will resume at the Work Place Relations Commission today.

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Latest: Bus Éireann workers confront Transport Minister; talks adjourned at WRC

Latest: Bus Éireann workers confront Transport Minister; talks adjourned at WRC

Update 2.52pm: Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been confronted by several Bus Éireann workers while attending a function in Athlone this afternoon.

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Bus strike having 'drastic impact' on retailers

Bus strike having 'drastic impact' on retailers

Retailers say they have taken a hammering because of the ongoing strike at Bus Éireann.

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Bus Éireann strike continues for 15th day despite overnight talks

Bus Éireann strike continues for 15th day despite overnight talks

Bus Éireann says its drivers strike is still on today, despite overnight talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.

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SIPTU calls for people responsible for Bus Éireann 'debacle' to be identified as talks end for night

SIPTU calls for people responsible for Bus Éireann 'debacle' to be identified as talks end for night

Talks between management and unions at Bus Éireann have ended for the night.

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Latest: Taoiseach criticises 'disgraceful' wildcat pickets in Bus Éireann dispute

Latest: Taoiseach criticises 'disgraceful' wildcat pickets in Bus Éireann dispute

Update 12.33pm: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described as "disgraceful" the secondary picketing that led to travel disruption last Friday.

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Unions and Bus Éireann management agree to talks at WRC; bus drivers to stay on picket lines

Unions and Bus Éireann management agree to talks at WRC; bus drivers to stay on picket lines

Latest: Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, will also attend the talks tomorrow, but their pickets will remain in place.

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Latest: NBRU receive legal letter from CIÉ following Friday’s wildcat strike

Latest: NBRU receive legal letter from CIÉ following Friday’s wildcat strike

Latest: The National Bus and Rail Union has confirmed that it has received a solicitor's letter from the CIÉ Group in relation to costs resulting from Friday’s wildcat strike.

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Latest: Ryanair's Michael O'Leary thinks Shane Ross 'has played a blinder' in Bus Éireann dispute

Latest: Ryanair's Michael O'Leary thinks Shane Ross 'has played a blinder' in Bus Éireann dispute

Latest: Transport Minister Shane Ross "has played a blinder" in the Bus Éireann dispute, according to Michael O'Leary.

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Latest: Shane Ross needs to arrange talks to break Bus Éireann deadlock, says NBRU

Latest: Shane Ross needs to arrange talks to break Bus Éireann deadlock, says NBRU

Latest: The general secretary of the NBRU says he is ready for 'meaningful' talks at any time to break the deadlock at Bus Éireann.

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Business group calls for immediate intervention to end bus strike

Business group calls for immediate intervention to end bus strike

Retail sales will plunge by up to 60% is the current bus strike continues, a business group has warned.

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Anger among bus drivers 'reaching volcanic proportions'

Anger among bus drivers 'reaching volcanic proportions'

Update 4.40pm: The Government has again insisted the Transport Minister cannot get involved in the Bus Eireann dispute. .

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Micheál Martin: ‘Hidden’ Government agenda at heart of escalating Bus Éireann crisis

Micheál Martin: ‘Hidden’ Government agenda at heart of escalating Bus Éireann crisis

He said the underlying reason for what is happening is that Government wants to "undermine" costly public transport services.

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Latest: Shane Ross criticised by unions for keeping out of Bus Éireann strike

Latest: Shane Ross criticised by unions for keeping out of Bus Éireann strike

Latest: The Transport Minister has been criticised yet again by unions for refusing to get involved in the Bus Éireann strike.

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Latest: Striking Bus Éireann workers supported by union's €40m fund

Latest: Striking Bus Éireann workers supported by union's €40m fund

Latest: It was revealed today that Unite has amassed a €40 million strike fund to support members during industrial disputes.

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Latest: Dublin Bus and Irish Rail staff to be balloted on industrial action 'in support of Bus Éireann staff'

Latest: Dublin Bus and Irish Rail staff to be balloted on industrial action 'in support of Bus Éireann staff'

Latest: The National Bus and Railworkers Union has called today's statement from management at Bus Éireann "bizarre and extraordinary".

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Journalist rescues Chicago family left stranded in Limerick by Bus Éireann strike

Journalist rescues Chicago family left stranded in Limerick by Bus Éireann strike

There were no trains or Bus Éireann buses operating out of Limerick, causing chaos for commuters.

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Latest: Students condemn 'failure of Bus Éireann management' to resolve dispute

Latest: Students condemn 'failure of Bus Éireann management' to resolve dispute

Latest: The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has condemned the failure of Bus Éireann management to resolve the dispute with their workers, which they said has caused "travel misery for tens of thousands of students".

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Latest: Irish Rail management assures public they will not be affected by strike action

Latest: Irish Rail management assures public they will not be affected by strike action

Update 8pm: Irish Rail management say they will not be affected by tomorrow's Bus Eireann strike.

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LATEST: Siptu criticises Bus Éireann management for attempting to force inequitable wage cuts

LATEST: Siptu criticises Bus Éireann management for attempting to force inequitable wage cuts

Latest: Siptu representatives have criticised an attempt by the management of Bus Éireann to force through an inequitable wage cuts at the company which overwhelmingly focus on the earnings of bus drivers and other staff while ignoring senior management.

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Bus Éireann strike could be back on as talks break down

Bus Éireann strike could be back on as talks break down

It looks like industrial action at Bus Éireann could be back on the cards, after talks between management and unions broke down.

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Latest: 'Threats are not going to resolve' Bus Éireann dispute, say SIPTU

Latest: 'Threats are not going to resolve' Bus Éireann dispute, say SIPTU

Latest: SIPTU's Willie Noone says a lot of progress had been made and they are willing to continue the talks.

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Bus Éireann talks to continue this morning

Bus Éireann talks to continue this morning

Both sides in the Bus Eireann dispute are back around the talks table at the WRC today.

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Latest: Shane Ross welcomes suspension of strike at Bus Éireann for WRC talks

Latest: Shane Ross welcomes suspension of strike at Bus Éireann for WRC talks

Update - 5.35pm: The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has welcomed the latest move.

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Shane Ross dubbed 'the invisible man' of Irish politics over transport disputes

Shane Ross dubbed 'the invisible man' of Irish politics over transport disputes

The Transport Minister Shane Ross has been dubbed 'the invisible man' in the Dáil.

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Public invited to union meeting on bus service closures

Public invited to union meeting on bus service closures

A public meeting to discuss the closure of the Dublin-Clonmel bus route takes place this evening.

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Minister 'needs to be more than just an onlooker' in bus dispute, says Labour Party

Minister 'needs to be more than just an onlooker' in bus dispute, says Labour Party

Transport Minister Shane Ross is set to face questions before an Oireachtas committee today over his handling of the Bus Éireann dispute.

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Latest: Siptu condemns NTA blueprint for buses as 'plan to undermine public services'

Latest: Siptu condemns NTA blueprint for buses as "plan to undermine public services"

Update 2.30pm: Siptu has condemned a plan released by the National Transport Authority (NTA) which the union says envisages the replacement of Bus Éireann services by private bus operators on vital routes across the country.

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LATEST: Talks to avoid strike action at Bus Éireann adjourned for the day

LATEST: Talks to avoid strike action at Bus Éireann adjourned for the day

LATEST: Talks between unions and management to avoid strike action at Bus Éireann have adjourned for the day.

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

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.

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Cuts to shift and overtime rates from €42k bus driver salaries 'insulting', says union

Cuts to shift and overtime rates from €42k bus driver salaries 'insulting', says union

The National Bus & Rail Union (NBRU) has formally served notice of all-out strike action at Bus Éireann, beginning on February 20.

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Latest: Bus Éireann CEO 'willing to hear proposals' as staff announce all-out strike

Latest: Bus Éireann CEO 'willing to hear proposals' as staff announce all-out strike

Update 6pm: Bus Éireann's Acting CEO Ray Hernan has said that the company is "more than willing to hear any alternative proposals they have for achieving savings of €30m" after unions announced plans for an all-out strike earlier today.

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NBRU hits out at ’aloof’ Transport Minister over Bus Eireann dispute

NBRU hits out at ’aloof’ Transport Minister over Bus Eireann dispute

The Transport Minister Shane Ross is only concerned with issues affecting his own constituency, according to the National Bus and Rail Union.

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Shane Ross cites Seán Lemass legacy as he refuses to intervene in Bus Éireann dispute

Shane Ross cites Seán Lemass legacy as he refuses to intervene in Bus Éireann dispute

The transport minister says he won't intervene in the Bus Éireann dispute, because it would undermine the legacy of Seán Lemass.

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Bus Éireann union boss: 'There will be industrial action'

Bus Éireann union boss: 'There will be industrial action'

Unions at Bus Éireann will meet this week to discuss strike action at the company.

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Bus Éireann SIPTU members ’prepared for war’

Bus Éireann SIPTU members ’prepared for war’

SIPTU says their members in Bus Éireann are ’prepared for war’, when it comes to planned pay cuts at the company.

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Latest: Industrial action at Bus Éireann now 'inevitable'

Latest: Industrial action at Bus Éireann now 'inevitable'

Update 5.12pm: Unions say industrial action at Bus Éireann is now "an inevitability", after the company outlined a new series of cost-saving measures.

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Further talks to take place on Bus Eireann cost-cutting

Further talks to take place on Bus Eireann cost-cutting

Members of the Transport Salaried Staff Association at Bus Eireann are to sit down with management at the company next week following the implementation of €5m worth of cuts from today.

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Unions agree deal with Bus Éireann

Unions agree deal with Bus Éireann

The NBRU and SIPTU have voted to accept a restructuring plan for Bus Éireann, which was brokered at the Labour Relations Commission.

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Deal agreed to give 24-hour notice before bus strike

Deal agreed to give 24-hour notice before bus strike

Bus Éireann is to operate services as normal tomorrow, the company has confirmed.

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Varadkar: I'd rather another bus strike than a stopgap agreement

Varadkar: I'd rather another bus strike than a stopgap agreement

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said that he would rather see Bus Éireann workers go back on strike than reach an agreement that fails to deliver savings.

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Bus strike negotiations resume

Bus strike negotiations resume

Bus Eireann said the vast majority of its services are operating normally as crunch talks with unions entered a second day.

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'Progress' in bus strike talks

'Progress' in bus strike talks

It is hoped mass strike action at the country's main transport companies can be avoided following progress at talks between unions and management at Bus Éireann.

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