Further travel disruption on the horizon for commuters as staff and management at Bus Eireann enter a row over rosters  – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
November 20, 2017

Further travel disruption on the horizon for commuters as staff and management at Bus Eireann enter a row over rosters 

There could be further strike action on the horizon that will affect thousands of commuters across the country as staff at the nation’s biggest bus service Bus Eireann has said it is considering it’s position in regards to possible industrial action.

It is understood the threat of strike action comes as staff have voiced concerns over the scheduling of rosters at the comapny.

According to RTE News staff have become frustrated with management after the latest rosters penciled in drivers to carryout 13 hour shifts at a time without adequate breaks.

Although Union Chiefs agreed to any pending roster changes back in the spring as part of their Labour Court settlement which would see them being​ given a substantial pay increase, they have now blasted management over the situation which has been the subject of debate over the past number of weeks.

Union representatives say the current rosters being imposed by management are unrealistic and unfair as driving staff will be forced to undertake high risks whilst attempting to complete their shifts.

However they do say any possible ballot on industrial action won’t be held until after they and management reconvene on the 19th of November to hold further talks on the situation.

The latest bout of possible strike action comes less than a week after the Labour Court was forced to issue a recommendation in regards to a pay increase for staff at Irish Rail.

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