Sinn Fein welcomes LRC negotiations
The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Workers' Rights has stated that he believes it is only thought meaningful and serious dialogue that the ongoing dispute at the company can be resolved.
"I am pleased to hear that both management at Bus Éireann and the unions have agreed to negotiations at the LRC tonight, and I am hopeful that a resolution can be found. I believe that a resolution can be found, which is acceptable to both unions and the company, but it is important that the Company realise that any cuts to the wage bill should deal with the higher end of the pay scale at the company, not ordinary low to middle income workers."
"The government also needs to take responsibility for this situation. Bus Éireann is a publicly owned company, and Minister Varadkar has been responsible for considerable cutbacks to public transport, which have contributed to this impasse."
"He cannot continue to be a bystander, he needs to show proper leadership, and do whatever is in his power to work with the unions and the company to resolve this dispute."