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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bus stoppages on the way for Limerick

As the 'spring of discontent' builds among public and civil service workers as of late, Limerick along with the rest of the country will suffer as Bus Eireann unions have announced a series of national work stoppages for the end of this month and March.

The move stems from the news that Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann are to go ahead with cost cutting measures including the slashing of hundreds of jobs from the companies.

The National Bus and Rail Union or NBRU, said the first stoppage will take place on Saturday February 28th followed by a two day stoppage on March 9th/10th. The first stoppage will occur on the same day as Ireland take on England at Croke Park while the two day stoppage will target the worker commute on a Monday and Tuesday.

Dublin Bus is cutting jobs by 290, with 160 of them being drivers. Bus Eireann is reported to be planning 322 redundancies nationally, with 110 of them being drivers.

More public sector strikes are expected.

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