Transport Minister unsure if Dublin Bus taskforce can end dispute
on 13/09/2013 11:02:56
A new group has been set up to examine how the company can cut costs after bus drivers rejected the plans.
Drivers, who are rejecting plans to cut costs by €11.7m, held a three-day strike over the issue last month.
Varadkar says it's a long-running dispute that may not be easy to solve.
I really don't know- it's been going for 16 months, which is a very long time," he said.
I would always have been hopeful in the past that people would respect labour court recommendations - unions and employers, both sides.
"That is the case here," he said. "Everyone in Dublin Bus has accepted the Labour Court recommendations, except the driver grade."