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Thread: First of the big Strikes at Bus Eireann early next year?

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    Default First of the big Strikes at Bus Eireann early next year?

    It looks like Bus Eireann are upping the stakes in their Mexican Standoff with the Unions...............


    Bus Éireann to unilaterally implement changes to staff terms and conditions | BreakingNews.ie




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    sounds like a perfectly reasonable move by BÉ to cut costs, maintain services and competitiveness. I'll make sure to be extra rude to any striking BÉ staff.

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    Well, if it does happen it would give the wider public their first real opportunity to express opinion about public service remuneration in terms of supporting this strike or not. (Not imo)

    I think the union would want to be very careful here ...
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    Presumably Bus Éireann workers have contracts of employments which can only be changed by agreement. I'll make sure to stand by any striking BÉ staff and refuse to pass their pickets. Bus Éireann management is pro-privatisation. They should be removed.
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    Time to order a few second hand buses from the UK methinks. A new business opportunity is about to present itself.
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    what about strike pay for the boys, top brass in unions like to keep all the money for their own expenses and junkets ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPN View Post
    Time to order a few second hand buses from the UK methinks. A new business opportunity is about to present itself.
    and about 2000 new jobs.
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    BE want to cut pay and shift allowances and increase working hours. Its easy for an employer to get an injunction against a strike. I suppose I'm naive to suppose that the High Court might issue an injunction against Bus Eireann unilaterally changing working conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramon Mercadar View Post
    BE want to cut pay and shift allowances and increase working hours. Its easy for an employer to get an injunction against a strike. I suppose I'm naive to suppose that the High Court might issue an injunction against Bus Eireann unilaterally changing working conditions.
    What about the citizens who have to endure an overpriced, second class, transport service in order to featherbed these insiders?

    Time we were allowed to have a transport system that worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPN View Post
    What about the citizens who have to endure an overpriced, second class, transport service in order to featherbed these insiders?

    Time we were allowed to have a transport system that worked.
    Agreed. It is the only public transport we have up here.
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