After three weeks of strike action, Bus Éireann services returned to normal in time for the Easter weekend
Following a recommendation from the Labour Court, picket lines were lifted on Thursday, April 13. Bus Éireann must now consider the ‘very detailed’ recommendation document, and a decision is to be made in the weeks to come.
In a statement released by the operator, it stated that its main focus is on the resumption of normal services: “Bus Éireann has received the recommendation issued by the Labour Court this afternoon in relation to the current dispute.
“Management and the Board will give due consideration to the very detailed court recommendation document.”
The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) also released a statement from General Secretary Dermot O’Leary: “Our members will now return to work after 21 days on strike.
“They have shown tremendous dignity throughout what has been an extremely difficult dispute, for that they are to be commended. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank members of the travelling public for their massive support and understanding through what has been a difficult time for them in having to make alternative travel arrangements for their daily commute.
“We will now move immediately into a consultative phase with our members across Bus Éireann in order that they will be fully informed in advance of casting their ballot on the fundamental issues contained in the recommendation.”