We Shall Not Be Moved

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final departures on all services before a 48-hour stoppage will be up to and including 9pm tomorrow night, to ensure “the safe and secure return of buses to each depot”

Workers at Dublin Bus announced three 48-hour strikes for this month with the next stoppage planned for 15-16 September and third on 23-24 September.

Dublin Bus services to stop tomorrow ahead of strike action (RTÉ)

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41 thoughts on “We Shall Not Be Moved

    1. Owen C

      Sure it’ll be grand, the 325000 people who use it every day can just drive to the Luas or Dart station instead

      This is the type of gibberish i expect to hear…

      1. Paul

        …or walk.

        (granted that’s what I’ll have to do, not looking forward to a 2-hour walk into and out of town)

          1. Starina

            stolen in anticipation of the strike, no doubt. forward planning will get you far in scumbag business

      2. rory

        Those bus drivers are a greedy lot. Now I’ll have to find some other way to get around. So inconsiderate. Bus drivers should never be allowed to strike.

        This is the type of gibberish I’m hearing already.

  1. bertie blenkinsop

    I’ve already warned my Da to wear slip ons as there’ll be nobody there to tie his laces.

  2. SiJu Cat

    So happy. Get to work from home. Saves me approximately three hours each day on the bus. Strike long and hard drivers I for one welcome a winter of discontent.

  3. 15 cent

    Ah, the annual bus strike. they get what they want every time, so now they strike regularly. and whats the gripe this time? Luas drivers get paid more. fuppin babies. i know lots of people who get paid more than me, i dont stop going to work because of it.

  4. Anomanomanom

    So am I right in saying the strike is because they want the same pay as luas drivers? If thats correct are luas drivers not a private company compared to dublin bus who semi-private. So they would be striking because they want to be paid the same as someone in a different company who does a different job.

    1. ReproBertie

      The strike is because the drivers rejected the labour court (or whatever it’s called now) recommended pay increases and management didn’t sit down to talk to them about it. Thie aim is to strongarm management into rejecting the recommended pay increase and offering more.

        1. ahjayzis

          SEEEEEEERIOUSLY?!

          Everyone knows you simply must accept the first counter offer in any negotation. It’s only polite like.

          1. Anomanomanom

            Well of course, but I always find it funny when either side dislikes the labour court decisions they ignore it , but when they like the decision then they act like it unbreakable uron clad agreement. So why bother going to the labour court.

          2. Anomanomanom

            What is? Hope your not pointing out the fact I clearly it O instead of I so making phone spell iron wrong, you couldn’t be that much of cretin.

    2. Phelem Mooney

      They’re striking because they’re all getting a deep discount on ‘manscaping’ — the entirety of Dublin Bus drivers are having their back, sack & crack done.

  5. Owen C

    Its amazing that the bus drivers haven’t learnt from the Luas debacle. Simply refusing to take fares would have been far more effective.

        1. Owen C

          Driver refuses money. How is passenger expected to pay? Also, at this early stage, I’m very doubtful ticket inspectors are either gonna be asked or willing to cross a ‘picket line’ at the front door of every bus. Different situation to the Luas – there the drivers are not the original fare collector and dont have any direct interaction with passengers. On a bus the drivers do both.

          1. Seosamh

            They tried it once I think. It is basically stealing company property though, so they could be sacked/prosecuted

    1. edalicious

      That IS smart. I wonder is there some regulation where your right to strike is protected but giving out free bus rides is “stealing” so you’d risk getting the chop by not accepting fares?

    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      They can’t not take fares. They threatened that before and it was deemed illegal for them to do so.

  6. some old queen

    Does this mean that bus lanes can be driven on while drivers strike? If so, the support for drivers will tenfold off the M50.

  7. rory

    So people are criticising the bus strike as well.
    Wonder if these people are against strikes in general.

  8. petey

    so some working people want to earn good money. well I’ll be goddamned. the presumption. meanwhile, apple etc.

    1. ReproBertie

      Imagine, if you can, a world where people can be annoyed about both the bus strike and the Apple tax deal.

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