Striking Dublin bus workers need to get real


Another bus strike is holding Dublin city to ransom, and hurting our retail recovery. During the last strike in May I wrote in the Irish Independent about the strikers utter lack of realism or fairness.


‘Competition works – and everybody benefits. Except those who think that they should retain the same overtime pay and conditions in a loss-making semi-state company. It’s just not sustainable, and it’s not fair for taxpayers to have to subsidise this. Times have changed and the drivers will have to accept the sacrifices. After all, they are not losing their jobs, or having their core pay reduced. This is what would have happened in the private sector, where proper market standards apply.’

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