Date Released: 30 May 2013
SIPTU members in Bus Éireann have voted in favour of Labour Relations Commission (LRC) proposals to change their terms of employment by 69% to 31% following a ballot which was counted in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Thursday, 30th May.
The proposals were arrived at following overnight talks between trade union representatives and management on Wednesday, 15th May. The talks followed two days of strike action at the transport company on 12th-13th May, which was initiated by the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU), with SIPTU members also refusing to cross picket lines.
SIPTU Sector Organiser, Willie Noone, said: “The overall financial burden on the workers we represent was reduced following the LRC discussions, while members of senior management at the company will now for the first time have to give a real financial contribution to assist with the recovery of the company’s finances.
“However, workers across all grades are still facing severe changes to their pay and conditions. Many of the issues of concern, such as ensuring those who work unsocial hours continue to have that recognised by having their shift premiums restored and protected, have been addressed.”