160 Dublin Bus Jobs Could Be Saved And Strike Averted
Updated : Mar 16, 2009
The threat of a strike at Dublin Bus has been lifted after management and unions brokered a deal that may save the jobs of 160 drivers who face the sack.
The agreement will ensure that drivers at Dublin Bus will be paid for at least five days a week, but provisions for overtime will have to go under a deal reached between unions and management.
In a bid to avert a planned strike over cost-containment plans, a new plan was brokered at the Labour Relations Commission, which will mean there will be no compulsory redundancies at the company.
Dublin Bus had sought to let go 160 probationary drivers and reduce its fleet by 120 buses in a move aimed at tackling a projected deficit this year. Under the new plan, the fleet reduction will go ahead but the company will offer a voluntary redundancy deal to 80 senior drivers.
VeryHappyPig is very happy that a deal was made, it is in everyone’s best interest.