general secretary Dermot O'Leary added: "Initial positive statements from the minister have not been followed up by actions to get the parties responsible for this anti-bus worker, anti-travelling public policy to recognise and address the serious issues at play.
general secretary Dermot O'Leary said: "As long as the position of the company is maintained, the workers have no choice but to go ahead with strike action.
The proposals had been accepted by a variety of unions representing rail staff but were rejected by Siptu and NBRU
represents 550 of the 3,750 staff at Irish Rail, while Siptu represents almost 2,000.
But they were rejected by SIPTU and the NBRU
by a narrow margin.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Irish Rail said: "Iarnrod Eireann regrets the decision of the NBRU
to reject the Labour Court recommendation, and are now giving immediate consideration to the results of all ballots, and the course of action to adopt given the urgent need to achieve cost savings and the acute threat to the financial solvency of Iarnrod Eireann.
general secretary Dermot O'Leary vowed his union would continue to fight plans to privatise 10% of city bus routes.
Dermot O'Leary, of the NBRU
, said the union is willing to speak to the Labour Court and claimed it will go into the talks with an open mind.
members at the Dublin Bus depot in Pearse Street yesterday
spokesman John Maloney added: "Our members in the two companies are getting increasingly frustrated here.
Michael Faherty, NBRU
general secretary, claimed the cost-cutting plan was a breach of contract.
While the union is legally bound to give notice of industrial action, the NBRU
is refusing to accept new cuts being imposed by management.