Dublin Bus unions and management to take part in 'intense negotiations'

Bus services are running as normal this morning after strike action was deferred

Dublin Bus unions and management to take part in 'intense negotiations'

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Talks between unions and management at Dublin Bus will resume this morning.

Strike action planned for today and tomorrow has been called off after talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) yesterday.

However there are still another 11 strike days planned for October, including this Saturday - when Dublin face Mayo in the All Ireland replay.

Unions are seeking pay increases of 15%. They were offered an 8.25% increase, which their members rejected.

Both sides will return for further talks at 10.00am today.

Transport Minister Shane Ross yesterday welcomed the deferral of the strike action.

He added that he appreciates "the role played by the WRC in facilitating these negotiations and hopes that all sides are given the appropriate space to arrive at a solution that is fair and achievable."

SIPTU indicated that there is "sufficient scope for the parties to enter intense negotiations in order to resolve the current dispute at the company".

Dublin Bus, meanwhile, says it will continue to engage with all parties over the coming days.