Fears of industrial action at Bus Éireann amid expected pay claim

Unions are expected to lodge claims at the WRC

Fears of industrial action at Bus Éireann amid expected pay claim

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Commuters could be faced with more industrial action, as Bus Éireann is due before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today.

It is expected that the State-owned company will announce restructuring plans which it is feared will spark strike action.

Unions are expected to lodge claims for pay rises for 2,600 staff at the meeting.

It comes amid growing unrest in public transport, with another 15 days of Dublin Bus strikes due to take place - including on the day of the All-Ireland replay.

Dublin Bus has received notification from SIPTU of plans for further industrial action on September 27th and 28th - as well as October 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 29th.

This is in pursuit of a 15% flat pay increase over the next three years.

The company says industrial action is "unnecessary and unjustified and will continue to cause significant disruption to our customers and trade in Dublin city".

To date, it says, work stoppages have cost it in excess of €4m.