Dublin Bus drivers have voted in favour of a strike of solidarity with Bus Éireann workers. A huge 78% of drivers in Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) voted in favour of industrial action.
The Bus Éireann strike is currently in its 20th day and has prevented students from all over the country from travelling home and to college. According to The Journal, over half of SIPTU members work for Dublin bus, which means that if a strike does take place, the union has to give seven days notice to the company before it can take place.
delighted to hear that dublin bus drivers voted by 78 % to support bus eireann. might wake up the minister and govt..Up the workers !
— Brid Smith TD (@bridsmithTD) April 12, 2017
Dublin bus is one of the main ways students and commuters alike make it to college and work. If a strike were to take place it would mean thousands of Dubliners would have to find alternatives ways to get around.
Let's hope we don't have to dust off the old bike anytime soon.
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