Strikes, picketing, and the rule of the law

With Dublin Bus drivers ready to down tools in support of their colleagues in Bus Éireann, Joanne Hyde explains the law on sympathy strikes

30th April, 2017

Over the last few weeks, the terms picketing, wild-cat strikes and industrial disputes have been used frequently in the media as a result of the Bus Éireann dispute.

The action is currently on hold while the drivers review a Labour Court recommendation aimed at resolving the dispute.

At the end of March, Dublin Bus and Iarnrod Eireann drivers engaged in wild-cat strikes, without notice on a Friday morning, in support of the Bus Éireann...

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