Date Released: 16 August 2013
SIPTU Dublin Bus Drivers have voted to reject Labour Court proposals to change their terms of employment by 72% to 28% following a ballot which was counted in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Friday, 16th August.
The proposals were arrived at after overnight talks between trade union representatives and management on Thursday, 8th August. The talks followed three days of strike action at the transport company on 4th-6th August.
SIPTU Sector Organiser, Willie Noone, said: “It is quite clear that the drivers in Dublin Bus are not willing to accept the cost cutting measures as outlined in the Labour Court recommendation and subsequent adjustments to it.”
He added: “Our members at general meetings indicated that they were frustrated that yet again they were being asked to provide a public transport service while the subvention to pay for it was continuing to be reduced and there was no end in sight to cuts to their conditions of employment.”
SIPTU represents approximately 1,200 Dublin Bus Drivers. Ballot results for SIPTU members in other grades of Dublin Bus staff are expected early next week.