Bandon demonstration in support of Bus Eireann workers

Pat O’Leary of Bus Éireann, county councillors Rachel McCarthy, Des O’Grady and Paul Hayes, along with members of Bandon Sinn Féin at last Saturday’s protest in Bandon.

The event was organised as talks between Bus Eireann management and unions continued at the Workplace Relations Commission in a bid to avert strike action.

Concerns about changes to workers terms of employment and cuts to routes serving rural communities need to be addressed if an all out strike is to be avoided.

The Sinn Fein representatives outlined that cuts to rural routes will not be accepted, as they provide a vital public service especially to people attending hospital appointments and young people accessing education facilities.