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If Dublin Bus strikes cause great inconvenience, could taxi drivers quickly be trained to take over the bus service?

patslatt

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If Dublin Bus strikes cause great inconvenience, could taxi drivers quickly be trained to take over the bus service?

Scheduled Dublin bus strikes in pursuit of greedy wage increases in a zero inflation eurozone will cause great inconvenience to the public, especially low income people, and should not be tolerated by the government. A well paid public sector monopoly in an essential industry should not be be allowed to act as in the strike crazed, heavily working class Ireland of the 1970s. Even if strikes are called off at the last minute as I expect, they will still be very disruptive. The only solution is compulsory arbitration, with final responsibility for an agreement in the power of the Minister of Transport.

Should strikes proceed, the government should consider a quick training programme to train taxi drivers to take over as bus drivers. Hundreds if not thousands of taxi drivers would jump at the chance of such a highly paid secure job,which beats driving around in circles looking for fares even at the busiest times on the weekend. Taxi driving has been reduced by intense competition to a pathetic occupation, with drivers showing great gratitude for modest tips of a euro or two. Most of them are intelligent men who could learn bus driving in a few days.As for the striking drivers, they can contemplate an alternative career as taxi drivers.
 


Dedogs

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mate any lad that takes out a bus of a striker should have the bollocks kicked off of him.....
 

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The scab has to be one of the lowest forms of human life.

"Its hard to explain to a crying child why daddy wont go back
And the family suffer but it hurts me more to hear a scab
Say sod you Jack!"
 

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Scheduled Dublin bus strikes in pursuit of greedy wage increases in a zero inflation eurozone will cause great inconvenience to the public, especially low income people, and should not be tolerated by the government. A well paid public sector monopoly in an essential industry should not be be allowed to act as in the strike crazed, heavily working class Ireland of the 1970s. Even if strikes are called off at the last minute as I expect, they will still be very disruptive. The only solution is compulsory arbitration, with final responsibility for an agreement in the power of the Minister of Transport.

Should strikes proceed, the government should consider a quick training programme to train taxi drivers to take over as bus drivers. Hundreds if not thousands of taxi drivers would jump at the chance of such a highly paid secure job,which beats driving around in circles looking for fares even at the busiest times on the weekend. Taxi driving has been reduced by intense competition to a pathetic occupation, with drivers showing great gratitude for modest tips of a euro or two. Most of them are intelligent men who could learn , bus driving in a few days.As for the striking drivers, they can contemplate an alternative career as taxi drivers.
Lol, you're living in a little FG fascist dream world pat, where workers have no rights but to be wage slaves for the wealthy PS and TDs.

It's not going to happen ;)
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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"zero inflation" - lols

"greedy wage increases" - I don't think that I spotted you on the Apple thread, Pat. Any thoughts on Apple's motivations behind its tax arrangements?
 

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I don't see the logic of the suggestion. If there is a bus strike, demand for taxis will surge, allowing taxi drivers to make a lot more than bus drivers are paid.:lol:
 

Seanie Lemass

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It will be interesting as there are lots of non Irish drivers now. Last strike quite a number volunteered to work, but were "persuaded" not to. Dunnes strike was disaster because so many non Irish worked and crossed pickets.

Be interesting.....
 

patslatt

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The scab has to be one of the lowest forms of human life.

"Its hard to explain to a crying child why daddy wont go back
And the family suffer but it hurts me more to hear a scab
Say sod you Jack!"
MAFIA STYLE EXPLOITATION
Bus drivers can easily switch to taxi driving if the government sacks them. A relatively small number of drivers shouldn't be allowed to exploit the transport monopoly to disrupt the Dublin economy and cause massive inconvenience to the public. The Italian mafias would die for such power. The strike crazed 1970s were tolerated by the big Irish working class then. Today's society, broadly middle class (as are many well paid working class occupations), could quickly become angry at this strike, which could prove dangerous for pickets.
 

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Biggest scum of all are the Commie Blackmailing Striker Scum themselves.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Without the right to strike, what would the ordinary PAYE worker's pay packet look like?
 

GDPR

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The whole point of strikes is so that management can see in no uncertain terms what the value of their employees labour looks like.
 

sic transit

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the right to withdraw one's labour is fundamental to democracy.
Many European countries have a minimum service requirement for essential services like transport. No reason why it should not be part of the industrial landscape here.
 

Seanie Lemass

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You did not answer the question, is that a admission you pulled the info out of your ass?

You don't think non nationals scabbed in Dunnes strike, Greyhound and would have done in last planned Dublin Bus strike?

These people don't give a flying fk about our traditions of standing up for ourselves. They came here to take under rate jobs from all sorts of kips in eastern and central Europe and Asia. Scabbing is next step.
 

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