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IR System Should Resolve Bus Dispute, Not Gov't

Mar 31, 2017

Dublin Chamber, which represents businesses in the Dublin region, has urged Government to hold firm against pressure to intervene in the current dispute at Bus Eireann.

The Chamber said that the industrial relations machinery of the State should be utilised to bring the current impasse to an end.

The Chamber has called for management at Bus Eireann and the Unions to recommence talks immediately with a view to getting all public transport services back up and running again as soon as possible.

The Chamber said that businesses, their employees and customers had faced considerable disruption, but noted that many were simply working around this morning's unofficial strike action.

Graeme McQueen, Head of Public Affairs at Dublin Chamber, said: "This morning's action has proved hugely disruptive, with workers forced to find alternative ways of getting to work so that it remains business as usual in Dublin. All previous transport disputes have been resolved through the industrial machinery of the State. Dublin and Ireland needs a functioning public transport system. We encourage the unions in Bus Eireann to engage with management to place the company on a more sustainable footing into the future.”

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