Eoin Ó Broin TD for Dublin Mid-West has called on the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan to roll his sleeves up, get involved and help resolve the dispute at Dublin Bus regarding the deal on changing work practices and terms and conditions.
Teachta Ó Broin said: “The Dublin Bus drivers have overwhelmingly rejected the proposals put to them regarding the deal on changing work practices and terms and conditions. “Now we need to see productive engagement between workers and management to reach a proposal that will work for both the drivers and the company. “Eamon Ryan, the Minister responsible needs to roll up his sleeves and be hands on with Dublin Bus to ensure that the enhanced bus services are rolled out and that any proposed changes in work practices that might be required is done with the agreement of those who deliver the service – the drivers.
“There is no doubt that there is an urgent need for enhanced and improved public transport. Dublin Mid-west is a prime example of where we need more buses, better routes, and greater investment in bus shelters. “However, this is best achieved by working with the drivers. The proposals have been overwhelmingly rejected. What we need now is dialogue and the concerns and suggestions of the workers to be listened to. “Sinn Féin stand with the Dublin Bus drivers and we will do all we can to ensure there is engagement with the workers, and their Trade Unions, to reach an agreed and positive solution.”