Saturday December 14, 2019

Guess who’s paying for the pay increase?

The increased wage deal represents a bailout of Dublin Bus workers by their customers

2nd October, 2016
Expect other commercial semi-states to follow in the weeks to come Picture: Getty

Dublin Bus workers have secured a 36 per cent increase in the amount recommended by the Labour Court. The lesson? Striking works — if your job matters.

We have semi-state workers, already the third highest paid bus drivers in the EU, both before and after tax, getting an 11.25 per cent increase over three years. This is far in excess of private sector wage claims, and will result in increasing wage demands in the near future...

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