SIPTU workers split over Dublin Bus strike
on 20/08/2013 18:44:31
Today trade union members including clerical staff, engineers and executives voted to accept the deal which would see almost €12m worth of cuts introduced at the transport firm.
Drivers, however, rejected the plans last week.
The proposals were arrived at during overnight talks between trade union reps and management after three days of strike action earlier this month.
SIPTU represents around 1,200 and 450 workers in other grades at Dublin Bus.
"The drivers are by far the biggest category, so any savings the company wants to achieve it will have to be with the drivers as well," Union Organiser John Murphy said.
"There was individual issues for each of the grades, but that's why SIPTU balloted the grades separately."