Memories 1973 - Local politicians in talks over NBU strikes

THOUSANDS in Limerick had to walk to work and school again this morning as the city entered its ifth day without buses, as members of the NBU continued heir strike.

THOUSANDS in Limerick had to walk to work and school again this morning as the city entered its ifth day without buses, as members of the NBU continued heir strike.

A spokesperson for the company stated today that there was no change in the situation as far as they were concerned.

Meanwhile, it is understood that efforts to bring the strike to an end have been made by former CIE employee Senator Willie O’Brien., who is said to have had talks with the National Busmen’s Union.

Union officials have had informal discussions with Mr Tom O’Donnell TD, the local deputy who is also Minister for the Gaeltacht; he has been in touch with the Minister for Transport and Power, Mr Barry, and the Minister for Labour, Mr O’Leary.

Sources have said that it is possible that talks with a conciliation officer from the Labour Court may be held by the National Busmen’s Union.

The company states there can be no discussions while the strike was unofficial. The men maintain that the strike is official.