Unions Defer Dublin Bus Work Stoppage Amid Ongoing Talks

A 48-hour work stoppage by Dublin Bus drivers due to begin at midnight tonight (Tuesday, 27 September), has been deferred to allow the continuation of talks at Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

The WRC called for the deferral following initial talks between unions representing drivers and Dublin Bus management, which it felt offered "sufficient scope for the parties to enter intense negotiations in order to resolve the current dispute at the company".

SIPTU and the other unions accepted the WRC request and deferred the planned work stoppage.

While industrial action is scheduled for Saturday, 1 October, SIPTU and other union representatives are said to be "hopeful" that progress can be made in discussions which can facilitate the cancellation of further planned stoppages at Dublin Bus.


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