Further flash strikes on bus and rail services could be on the cards 1 year ago

Further flash strikes on bus and rail services could be on the cards

You should start thinking about those travel plans now.

Hundreds of thousands of commuters could be left stranded again next week, as workers at Bus Éireann workers vow to continue with their flash strikes.

The country was left in turmoil yesterday as an unannounced strike caused commuter chaos on Dart, Irish Rail, and Dublin Bus services.

Just hours before the pickets were mounted Dermot O’Leary of the National Bus and Rail Union issued a statement warning that,

“the palpable anger among Bus Éireann workers is making it extremely difficult for this trade union to hold the line with regards to preventing contagion across the entire public transport sector”.

The NBRU and Siptu did not “condone” the unofficial action but they understood the “frustrations” of Bus Éireann workers.

People have been calling for the Minister for Transport Shane Ross to do more, in a statement issued yesterday, he labeled the flash strikes “entirely unjustifiable” and appealed to those on the picket lines to come off to allow Irish Rail and Dublin Bus workers to return to work, he has continued to insist that it is not his place to intervene.

No official strikes have been announced AS YET, although it seems with no end in sight it could be a tough week ahead for commuters.