Management and unions at Dublin Bus are currently in row over proposed pay rise for employees.
It is understood Union members are seeking 31% pay increase that will see them being put in the same pay bracket as the Luas drivers. Both parties recently attended the seeking a flat rate increase for all employees, payment of a 6% outstanding national wage round that was never paid, and a substantial hike for drivers to bring them into line with Luas drivers.
National Bus and Railworkers’ Union General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said that the company’s 3,300 employees had not had a pay rise since 2008 and had suffered pay cuts under one of a number of cost reduction programmes.
Arriving at the Labour Court, he noted that Dublin Bus is now back in profit, adding that it was time for a substantial increase for workers.