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Ministers shows cowardice in washing hands of bus workers' dispute - Ellis

6 August, 2013 - by Dessie Ellis TD

Sinn Fein transport spokesperson Dessie Ellis has described the refusal by Ministers Leo Varadkar and Alan Kelly to hold emergency talks with Dublin Bus and its workers as cowardly.
Ellis, last week and again yesterday, called for the minister to engage workers and management in an attempt to resolve the on-going dispute over cuts to drivers’wages. The strike has now entered its third day.
Deputy Ellis said: “This government have shown no real regard or respect for the work done by Dublin Bus drivers and the service they help to provide through Dublin Bus. They have shown no real desire to support vital public transport services like Dublin Bus and simply seek to force cuts on lower and middle income workers and reduce services.
“It is time that Varadkar and Kelly made an effort to try and resolve this dispute properly instead of hiding behind Dublin Bus management who have been handed down budget cuts and not forced to make any sacrifice themselves.”

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