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School buses may be impacted by bus strike


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/03/2017. School buses may be impacted by bus strikeTags: 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."


23 March
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"



Comments

Vinky Ramma

(23/03/2017 18:59)


Hi there..
I'm trying to book the bus service for my son for September 2016/2017.. you any 1 could please send me a phone number or an email address to book and pay please..

minderofchild

(23/03/2017 21:29)


Hi, If you google bus eireann school transport you'll find the section to apply. Its few years since I applied as a parent of a first year but the deadline is march or April i think so do it immediately. If you can't find it ask your school for info. You'll get an email in July or august every year following and then you log on and pay and ticket comes in the post.

SchoolDays

(30/03/2017 09:48)


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."

Read more here http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/school-bus-withdrawal-threat-as-staff-payments-are-delayed-35574319.html

minderofchild

(30/03/2017 16:22)


Very interesting piece on Live Line yesterday from bus operators. Terrible.

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