Massive traffic disruptions are expected this Bank Holiday weekend as a planned Dublin Bus strike is set to play havoc with bus services - including those which were scheduled to service the Oxegen festival on Sunday.
SIPTU and NBRU served strike action on Dublin Bus earlier this week and, as of this afternoon, little appears to have changed. Dublin Bus has implemented cost cutting measures to the tune of €12 million. The Labour Court subsequently back their cost-cutting plans but SIPTU and NBRU members rejected the proposed cuts, leading to them issuing the threat of a strike warning. Saturday's bus services are scheduled to run as normal but Sunday and possibly Monday look set for disruption.
Dublin Bus has warned that there is no contingency plans in place should the strike go ahead.
In addition, Dublin Bus had already announced that their traditional special service to Oxegen WON'T be running this weekend, a decision which Dublin Bus maintains was made for commercial reasons and is separate to the strike.
Dublin Bus was always the most convenient way of getting to and from Oxegen, so there could be chaos on the roads this weekend on the way to Punchestown.
Stay safe, everybody.
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