Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/03/2017. Tags: Parenting
Updated 30th March
- The Independent are reporting
that there is now a school bus withdrawal threat as staff payments are delayed. They are reporting that "operators are considering withdrawing from the School Transport Scheme from next week - after it was revealed Bus Éireann does not have the staff to process payments on time.
It is understood a number of operators contracted to the semi-State body have received emails or texts to say that their payment due on Friday will not be met."
The National Bus and Railworkers Union (NBRU) has announced an immediate all-out strike at Bus Éireann from midnight tonight. Pickets will be placed on bus stations across the country from Friday 24th March at 12.01.am in a dispute over cuts to pay, the casualisation of work and the threat of job losses at the company.
However it is being reported by media outlets that Siptu has said that school buses will not be affect by the all-out strike - but could be brought into the dispute "very, very quickly"