Bus Drivers Won’t Be Directed On Labour Court Proposal

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Bus Eireann drivers won’t be told whether or not to accept a Labour Court deal to end their dispute.

Pickets were stood down yesterday after the recommendations were published, and buses are returning to normal today.

Today marks the first full day of business at Bus Eireann after three weeks of strike action.


Full timetables are being brought back on line, although there will be some changes in place for the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Workers are now considering whether they’ll accept a Labour Court deal to end their dispute.

Union reps say it would be ‘unwise’ to tell workers how to vote on the proposals, which include over a hundred jobs losses, as drivers are under no legal obligation to agree to the deal.

Killaloe executive member of the NBRU, Tony O’Brien believes it was the best deal they could have gotten:

In the coming weeks, Bus Eireann drivers will be balloted on the Labour Court recommendations aimed at ending the dispute.

Professor in Employment Law at Maynooth University, Michael Doherty, has been reviewing the deal reached with the unions, and he believes it may be enough to get through the ballot.