Planned disruption to local bus services in May

We could be looking at disruption to local bus services next month.

SIPTU bus drivers at Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus plan to stage four days of strike action in May.

It follows what they say is the refusal by management of both companies to meet with them to discuss their concerns over plans to privatise 10 per cent of bus routes.

At a meeting this morning, drivers agreed to stage work stoppages on Friday and Saturday 1st and 2nd May, and also on Friday and Saturday, the 15th and 16th.