21/07/2016

Dublin Bus Staff Must Earn Same As Luas Workers – NBRU

The government has a role to play in ensuring Dublin Bus drivers don't go on strike, National Rail and Busworkers Union General Secretary, Dermot O'Leary, has said.

Speaking on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show, Mr O'Leary said that it was "not acceptable" for Dublin Bus staff to be paid less than Luas workers.

Mr O'Leary added that Dublin Bus drivers "don't want to go on strike", but that the Labour Court had been told "if their recommendation was less than that given to the Luas drivers then the message they were sending is that the only way to get a pay rise is to strike."

NRBU members will ballot on Friday over potential strike action.

(MH)

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