In today’s #DailyOutrage we discuss with @paulageraghty of Trade Union TV (Ireland) to critically important industrial issues: the Dublin Bus and Kells Credit Union strikes. The credit union strike is ongoing and involves SIPTU members in county Meath. …

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In today’s #DailyOutrage we discuss with @paulageraghty of Trade Union TV (Ireland) to critically important industrial issues: the Dublin Bus and Kells Credit Union strikes. The credit union strike is ongoing and involves SIPTU members in county Meath. The first industrial action took place on Saturday, 3rd August and is currently being followed by a series of rolling stoppages. The women on strike deserve our full support as they are seeking to be represented by a trade union within a collective bargaining framework.

Adrian Kane of SIPTU via their website said:  “Our members are available for meaningful talks but in light of the intransigence of the credit union management they have no option but to take to the picket line again.”

The Dublin Bus strike is a major issues in Ireland uniting all bus workers as the company attempt to cost-cut. After a solid three-day strike the management at the company has stalled on the implementation of slashing to allow new talks to go ahead at tthe Labour Court. The strike was the second in the broader CIÉ group in recent months, as management have repeatedly attempted to ‘restructure’ blaming reduced State subvention, higher fuel costs and falling passenger revenue. You can hear directly from the workers in Trade Union TV’s interview with them.


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