More than 90 per cent of Dublin bus drivers rejected a deal on work practice changes that included wage increases of around 15 per cent in some cases.
1,700 drivers at the state’s public transport company voted on Thursday on a deal backed by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) that offered wage increases close to 15 per cent in exchange for changes in work practice.
to me Irish TimesDrivers overwhelmingly rejected the deal. More than 90 percent voted against the proposals, and that appeared after votes were counted Thursday evening.
In response to the news, Dublin Buses said it indicated the result of the drivers’ vote on the deal. « The company will now look into this finding, » she added.
Neither Siptu nor NBRU commented. Irish Times It is reported that they will issue a joint statement on Friday.
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While the deal allowed for wage increases of nearly 15 percent in some cases, drivers were known to be unhappy with proposed changes to work practices required in return.
Part of the plan requires workers assigned to a particular road or two lanes to drive the various services that are operated from the garages in which they reside.
Others worry that the proposals may increase the amount of time they spend driving over the 39 hours a week.
Last month, a Siptu-NBRU statement that recommended the deal to members acknowledged that unions did not like elements of the plan, but noted that it secured wage increases and improved bonuses.
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