Rural bus services under threat, warns union
Last September, Bus Éireann signalled it wanted to separate Expressway from the rest of the company.
It also wants to cut staff numbers and introduce pay cuts for those remaining.
Up to 150 job cuts are in the pipeline and, says the union, compulsory redundancies have not being ruled out.
Management consultants at Grant Thornton were then asked by Bus Eireann to review its Expressway plan.
A first draft of that report has now been received by Bus Eireann, The Irish Times reports today, Wednesday.
However the NBRU will oppose the company plan and has written to TDs.
The TDs were told by the NBRU union said it would “not tolerate the race-to-the-bottom model'' proposed earlier.
This model, it said, is being foisted upon Bus Éireann and its staff ''by the flawed policy of the Department of Transport”.
“The NBRU hit at ''faceless administrators who think that they have a God-given right to make decisions that effect the community without having to answer for their actions.”