Bus Strike 100% effective in Cork


NBRU Bus drivers picketing the Bus Eireann depo in Cork city today told us that the picket had been 100% effective amongst their fellow workers, with SIPTU bus drivers and the mechanics all respecting the picket lines, just two people crossed the line both senior management.  SIPTU or currently balloting their members to join the action. The dispute seems destined to escalated as management refuse to negotiate are are pressing ahead with their plans despite strong worker resistance. The strike began today a Sunday, the real effects will be felt tomorrow Monday with widespread disruption of services.

A victory for the workers here will act as encouragement to the public sector workers who have recently rejected the governments cuts to pay and conditions.  The only side in this dispute for workers, for those opposing the austerity programme, fighting the household tax, health cuts etc is on the side of the bus workers.