School bus drivers ballot for strike action as Dublin services resume

School bus drivers to ballot for strike action as services in Dublin resume. © File Photo
School bus drivers to ballot for strike action as services in Dublin resume. © File Photo

Traffic chaos continued in Dublin this evening despite the resumption of Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services, as those forced to drive this morning make their home.

However, the Bus Eireann strike is set to continue into its ninth day tomorrow as the company again reiterated the need for change.

A statement released earlier said: 'The company remain available for time-limited talks on efficiencies and changes to work practices. It is critical - for both the solvency of the business and to secure a viable future - that these changes are implemented'

However, the strike is set to be extended as SIPTU announced details to ballot school bus drivers to join the action.

 

 

Siptu Sector Organiser, Willie Noone said: "Although they are employees of Bus Éireann these workers have to date not been party to the ongoing dispute at the company.

"However, it is now known that their livelihoods will also be adversely affected in the circumstances that their employer is not able to continue trading. This leaves our members with no other option but to consider industrial action to protect their jobs and the services they provide," he added.

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