Plans to put bus routes out to tender have been strongly opposed by the National Bus and Rail Union and Siptu. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A planned 90 -minute work stoppage and protest march by bus workers next Wednesday in protest at potential privatisation of some routes has been defer(...)

Siptu  organiser Owen Reidy said  members in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus had made contributions to two restructuring plans which had yielded significant savings in recent years.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Plans by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of the routes currently operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus (...)

Iarnród Éireann last month unilaterally introduced pay cuts for senior management. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The largest trade union in Iarnród Éireann has rejected a new cost-saving plan for the company. The trade union Siptu said its members had voted again(...)

Management at Dublin Bus is expected to announce today the date for the implementation of a controversial cost-containment plan for the company. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has said it will stand by Dublin Bus in the event of a further strike over a controversial cost-saving programme.Minister for Transport(...)

The trade union Siptu, which represents about half of the 2,300 drivers, said it had not made any recommendations on the proposals.

Drivers at Dublin Bus are balloting on what has been described as a final set of proposals for implementing cost-saving measures at the State-owned t(...)

Bus services recommenced in the capital today following the intervention of the Labour Court yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Management and unions at Dublin Bus will engage in talks at the Labour Court today aimed at resolving fully the dispute over an €11.7 million cost-(...)

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