The union representing bus eireann expressway workers will begin travelling to towns and villages in an attempt to drum up support as they fight a planned restructuring of the bus service.
Public meetings will take place in towns and villages nationwide including in Tubbercurry and Donegal Town in the coming weeks.
The first meeting takes place tonight in Cawley’s Guesthouse in Tubbercurry at 7.30pm.
There is currently a review of bus eireann services taking place and routes through Sligo, Donegal and Leitrim are coming under the microscope.
The bus workers have formed an organisation called Save Our Bus Service and are arguing that the planned modernisation is another attack on rural Ireland which is already fighting to keep “vital services” such as post offices, banks and garda stations.
The NBRU has warned that “as a last resort” it will engage in industrial action should the Bus Éireann force the changes on staff without agreement.
Damien Healy is the NBRU representative in the north west and he hopes the public can take control after the meeting.