NBRU warns "nothing short of strike action" will resolve Dublin Bus dispute

Drivers backed industrial action last week in a row over pay

NBRU warns "nothing short of strike action" will resolve Dublin Bus dispute

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An all-out strike at Dublin Bus could be drawing nearer, with the National Bus and Railworkers Union (NBRU) saying nothing else will resolve the pay dispute.

The national executive council of the union met earlier today, and agreed that industrial action is necessary.

It says Dublin Bus has ignored the fact that workers overwhelmingly rejected the Labour Court recommendations on pay and conditions.

The union had sought increases of up to 31%, to bring drivers in line with wage terms secured by Luas drivers earlier this year.

A vote of Dublin Bus members at the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) closes tomorrow.

Dermot O'Leary of the NBRU said: "The NEC, having considered the company’s position, has formed the view that nothing short of actual strike action will contribute to a resolution of our members' legitimate claim for a significant pay rise.

"We will now move towards meeting with Trade Union colleagues over the coming days with a view to presenting a united front and coordinating the inevitable industrial action required to advance the issue of pay at Dublin Bus."