Dublin Bus talks continue at WRC as Saturday strike looms

Negotiations are said to be ongoing this morning after continuing through the night

Management and unions at Dublin Bus are locked in talks at the Workplace Relations Commission with another strike looming this weekend.

The negotiations are said to be ongoing this morning after continuing through the night.

Drivers are calling for a 15% pay rise, while management had offered to abide by the Labour Court's recommendation of 8.25%.

It is unclear at this point if a resolution can be reached - with 11 more days of work stoppages penciled in for October.

A 24 hour work stoppage is planned for Saturday, the same day as the All Ireland Football Final replay.

Further work stoppages are also scheduled for the following dates in October: Wednesday 5th, Friday 7th, Monday 10th, Wednesday 12th, Friday 14th, Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th, Monday 24th, Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the Oireachtas Transport Committee has agreed to two days of hearings on public transport and the state subvention.

A case is to be put for a massive increase in the subvention and opposition to privatisation to all participants.