9/30/09 The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says it intends to begin a campaign of action over pay and spending cuts beginning with protests on Friday 6 November.
6/30/09 Bus Éireann agreed to make 46 temporary drivers permanent after talks today. More talks coming on Friday.
Bus Eireann suspended plans for route changes while sides meet with a mediator.
Suspended for time being for negotiations.
6/23/09 Ireland, Bus Eireann, drivers plan to walk off the job on Monday, 29 June,09 in protest over the company’s 30 million euro cost cutting plan. 70,000 passengers daily. Eireann has a contingency plan in place but conceded that if there are no drivers it will be extremely difficult to maintain a normal service. Hundreds of thousands passengers to be effected in these routes:-
Athlone Town Services, Balbriggan Town Services, Cork City Services, Drogheda Town Services, Dundalk Town Services, Galway City Services, Limerick City Services, Navan Town Services,Sligo City Services, Waterford City Services
Labour Relations Commission (LRC) is expected to intervene within days and will tell union not to strike.
Ireland West Airport Knock has hit out at Bus Eireann over what they describe as an ‘appalling’ lack of services to the international airport.
6/20/09 Bus Éireann, cost saving measures due to start Monday, June 29th.320 jobs to be gone, 50 routes either scrapped or cut back, all services are threatened in the €25 million cut backs. Eireann loosing €500,000 per week! Changes to routes start Sunday, 5th July, 2009, and will be slowly phased in.
Routes facing immediate changes ie cancellations, less frequent or stopping early are
Galway-Clifden, Dublin-Drogheda, Tuam-Galway, Portumna-Dublin, Tralee-Killarney -Cork, Limerick-Shannon, Tralee-Dingle and evening services after 19.00 in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.
Routes that could be hit as part of a second phase of cuts include Dublin-Tullow, Drogheda-Navan, Waterville-Tralee and Athlone-Sligo.
4/29/09 Bus Workers’ Action Group who called the non sanctioned strike are back to work as with all drivers.
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4/28/09 Unofficial strike has spread
to other depos. Yesterday, it spread
to Clontarft and Dublin Bus says
the Conyngham Road and Summerhill
depots are also being affected this morning. Broadstone and Phibsboro disruptions. Drivers intimidated by strikers, rocks thrown at buses. 150,000 commuters effected.
4/26/09 North Dublin, Harristown, commuters face travel chaos on Monday after angry bus drivers staged an unofficial strike over company cost-cutting plans.
Routes effected Ballymun, Finglas, Donabate, Swords, Blanchardstown, Rathmines, Blackrock and Kimmage.
4A, 13, 13A, 17A, 27B, 33B, 40, 40A, 40B, 40C, 40D, 83, 102, 128, 140, 237, 238 and 270 routes.
Dublin Bus said 18 routes were cancelled on Sunday when workers at the Harristown depot, close to the airport, downed tools in protest at the introduction of new schedules.
Unions at the state-owned company agreed earlier this month to accept the cost-saving proposals, which will see the fleet cut by 120 vehicles.
18 April, 2009 Dublin bus, Industrial action that would have left hundreds of thousands of bus users stranded was prevented after talks last night. Company will continue with planned cut backs. Drivers got improvements in overtime and roster arrangements. Still on the books is future redundancies of 130 jobs.
8 April, 2009 Dublin bus has a cost containment plan and bus driver union members from Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) voted to reject settlement proposal. Chances high for bus strike this week-end.
3/27/09 Friday, Unions have agreed to meet with Labour court on Tuesday.
3/25/09 Strike for the 30 March, has been deferred!
3/30/09 Nationwide general strike by unions, stay home. Enjoy long weekend!
3/14/09 Saturday, Good news bus strike over. Unfortunately 120 buses will bill taken from the route, voluntary redundancies and changes in work practices. National pay rises have been deferred and some drivers' earnings will take a pay cut. Through these negotiations 160 jobs have been saved. All parties involved should be given a round of applause. Took clever negotiations on both sides. Remember a national strike in the public and private sector is still planned from 30 March,09 Bus Eirann is still under a strike threat.
Strike set Saturday, February, 28, Saturday, (midnight March 1 Siptu,) Monday, March 9, Tuesday 10 by National Bus and Rail Union
Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann.
3/5/09 Friday, industrial dispute maybe fading. Parties will meet again this Monday.
2/27/09 Parties will meet on Monday.
2/26/09 Bus strike called off. It has also balloted for a further two-day stoppage on March 9 and 10.
2/25/09 Wednesday Dublin bus strike for this week end has been called off. Unions lifted threat after management agreed to talk to the two main unions, SIPTU and National Bus and Rail Union. Management offered to postpone cost cutting.
SIPTU was threatening a rolling strike from Sunday.
13,000 civil servants are set to go on strike Thursday, 2/26/09
Saturday, 21 February, 2009 Ireland, Dublin, 100,000
protestors marched to Government Buildings in Merrion Square. Protestors called for a new government. Industrial action by civil and public servants to start Thursday 2/26. Education and civil service are have a vote on industrial action. Biggest march since the 80's.
19 February, 2009 Large demonstration planned for Saturday. Bank workers, students, transport workers and civil servants will join in Saturday. Police officers march on Dail yesterday protesting spending cuts. 1 March, Siptu strike down tools.
18 February, 2009 Oh no, it turns out that the union has scheduled the bus strike to co-inside with a rugby game on February, 28th! Only the biggest sporting event of the year. Ireland hosting England in a crucial Six Nations clash at Croke Park.
According to the Government passenger numbers dramatically falling over the last six to eight months. Irish car drivers must be the only nation that gas prices have not affected. Other cities public transportation is up because of the gas crisis.
17, February, 2009 Dublin, Ireland. Strike to start Saturday, February, 28. Will bring public bus service, transportation to a standstill all over Ireland. 2,500 drivers expected to strike. Likely to spread to 350,000 Irish public service workers and private sector. Expect thousands of commuters to be stranded on 9, 10 March, 09
12 February, 2009 Ireland public transportation a strike by bus drivers in Dublin. Union SIPTU and NBRU have voted to support industrial action.
City plans to cut 290 jobs and withdraw 120 buses from service.
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