Updated: 06/04/17 : 06:38:15
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Bus strike talks to resume this morning

Talks between management and unions at Bus Éireann take place again today.

Both sides were locked in negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) until late last night.

Yesterday, the focus was on drivers and their work practices and on rostering.

No agreement has been reached so far but sources say there is a very strong resolve not to leave the talks unless there is something substantial to vote on.

The unions say the nationwide pickets of Bus Éireann depots will continue as strike enters 14th day.

1,900 Bus Éireann staff have been on strike since 24 March in a dispute over cuts to pay and conditions, which management insists are essential to avert the prospect of insolvency at the loss-making company.

The strike is costing the company €500,000 per strike day.

Efforts to end the dispute over cost-cutting at the company will resume at the WRC at 9.30 this morning.