SIPTU Dublin Bus workers vote in favour of industrial action

Drivers voted in favour of action in support of Bus Éireann workers

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SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have voted in favour of industrial action in support of their colleagues in Bus Éireann.

Drivers voted by 67% to 33% in favour of taking action.

SIPTU Organiser, John Murphy, said: “The ballot count has been completed and the majority of SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have voted to take industrial action in support of, and in sympathy with, their colleagues in Bus Éireann.

“SIPTU representatives will now liaise with our colleagues involved in that dispute to discuss when to serve the necessary notice of industrial action on the management of Dublin Bus.”

The announcement comes as Bus Éireann unions await a Labour Court recommendation on their ongoing dispute with the company management over proposed cost-cutting measures.

The all-out Bus Éireann strike is now into its 21st day.

Union members are expected to lift their pickets once the recommendation is issued, allowing for services to resume ahead of the Easter weekend.