Bus Éireann staff vote to end cuts dispute

Members of Ireland’s National Bus & Rail Union (NBRU) have voted by 67% in favour of accepting a Labour Court recommendation to end their dispute with Bus Éireann over redundancies and cuts in pay.

This follows a 53% vote in favour by members of the Services Industrial Professional & Technical Union (Siptu).

The state-owned company was crippled by a three-week strike in March and April (Buses last month) and the votes have removed the threat of any further imminent industrial action. However, NBRU general secretary has warned that his members would resist any changes imposed by the loss-making stateowned national bus company.