Dublin Bus workers have voted to go on strike in solidarity with Bus Éireann staff
More transport mayhem is in the offing.
SIPTU workers at Dublin Bus have voted to go on strike in solidarity with staff at Bus Éireann, as the long running dispute involving Ireland's public transport system shows no sign of conclusion.
The date, or dates, of Dublin Bus strike action are not yet known.
A post on SIPTU's Facebook page reads:
SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have voted in favour of taking industrial action in support of their colleagues currently in dispute in Bus Éireann in a ballot counted in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, today (Thursday, 13th April).
SIPTU Organiser, John Murphy, said: “The ballot count has been completed and the majority of SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have voted to take industrial action in support of, and in sympathy with, their colleagues in Bus Éireann. Most SIPTU members in Dublin Bus are bus drivers and this grade voted by 67% to 33% in favour of taking industrial action.”
He added: “SIPTU representatives will now liaise with our colleagues involved in that dispute to discuss when to serve the necessary notice on industrial action on the management of Dublin Bus.”