Updated: 22/03/17 : 12:39:12
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Bus strike looms again

Unions are again warning of strike action at Bus Éireann if the company goes ahead with plans to cut pay.

The company is expected to inform staff today that it wants to implement 55 cost-cutting measures, from as early as next week.

The measures have not been agreed with staff representatives.

Management have said the company will become insolvent by May if the cuts are not introduced.

Willie Quigley of the UNITE union thinks the company is being provocative.

“If there is no engagement and the company repeat what they have done so far a number of times, which was to threaten unilateral imposition of cuts - the unions have agreed that is that happens then strike notice is triggered again.”