Industrial action remains on the table in Bus Eireann Expressway row

SIPTU and the National Bus & Rail Workers Union are on the same page in dealing with threats to the Bus Eireann expressway routes.

That’s according to the general secretary of the NBRU Dermot O’Leary following concerns raised at a public meeting in Donegal town last night.

The NBRU have been holding meetings across the country in an attempt to get the general public and public representatives onside in their attempt to keep expressway services going.

Bus Eireann have said the service is losing money and there has been much speculation that some routes could be shut down including the Derry to Galway route which services South Donegal and Sligo and the Sligo to Dublin route servicing parts of county Leitrim.

There had been reports recently of a disagreement between the NBRU and SIPTU over the acceptance of some rural route closures but Dermot O’Leary says that was never the case.

Speaking to Ocean FM he says the two unions are working together and industrial action up to and including buses not running remains firmly on the table.