28/10/2013

Dublin Bus To Begin Cost Saving Measures 'Without Delay'

Dublin Bus drivers voted to accept the company's €11 million cost cutting plan, by a margin of 55%.

However, the two unions representing the company's drivers have been split by the vote, with the National Bus and Rail Union passing the plan and SIPTU rejecting it.

SIPTU drivers voted to reject the measures by a margin of 51% to 49%.

NBRU drivers accepted the proposals by a margin of 60% to 40%.

Responding to the ballots, Dublin Bus said: "Given that 55% of drivers have accepted the proposals of the expert group and all other grades have accepted the Labour Court Recommendation, Dublin Bus will now commence with the full implementation of the Cost Recovery Plan for all grades without delay.

"An implementation date will be announced shortly."

(MH/CD)

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