SIPTU Members To Discuss Next Dublin Bus Move

SIPTU bus drivers at Dublin are meeting to discuss their next move following their rejection of a cost-cutting plan.

A majority of members from the two unions representing the drivers at the company voted to accept the cost-cutting measures proposed by the company, which is seeking to save some €11m.

SIPTU members voted to reject the plans by 51% to 49%.

But 60% of drivers from the National Bus and Rail Union voted to accept the plan, resulting in an average majority vote of 55% in favour.

Dublin Bus has said that it now intends to implement the measures as soon as possible.

A SIPTU spokesperson said that the drivers' committee will meet this afternoon, but added that no statement was expected afterwards.


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