BREAKING: The Bus Eireann Strike Has Been Called Off!

Bus Eireann workers are returning to work after 21 days of industrial action.

After 21 days of strike action, Bus Eireann workers are finally set to return to work.

The National Bus and Rail Union confirmed this afternoon that the Labour Court had issued its recommendation and workers would be returning to work before voting on the decision.

General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said:

“The Labour Court have today issued its recommendation across a range of grades, it is quite obvious, just from a cursory glance, that our contention that major cultural change is imminent has been borne out by this recommendation.

“We will now move immediately into a consultative phase with our members across Bus Éireann in order that they will be fully informed in advance of casting their ballot on the fundamental issues contained in the recommendation.”

He added:

“Our members will now return to work after 21 days on strike, they have shown tremendous dignity throughout what has been an extremely difficult dispute, for that they are to be commended.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank members of the travelling public for their massive support and understanding through what has been a difficult time for them in having to make alternative travel arrangements for their daily commute.”

It is not yet known when normal service will resume, but earlier reports suggested that it would be Friday afternoon before Bus Eireann services were fully operational.

Have your say

More like this