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Union History

  • 1974

    NBU ENGAGE IN DISPUTE

    The NBU engage in a dispute over the length of the working week. A 5.4 day working week is secured.

  • 1979

    PAY RISE ACHIEVED

    £14.50 pay rise achieved by the NBU.

  • 1081

    5 DAY WORKING WEEK

    A 5 day working week for bus drivers becomes a reality due to the efforts of the NBU.

  • 1991

    RAIL WORKERS JOIN THE UNION

    Rail workers join the Union. The NBU is changed to the National Bus & Rail Union.

  • 1996

    AUTO FARE INTRODUCED

    Auto fare introduced after a campaign by the NBRU to protect drivers after some serious assaults on bus workers.

  • 2000

    PAY DISPUTE

    A dispute over pay leads to the NBRU winning a 20% pay rise for bus workers.

    The NBRU leads the way in achieving 5/7 working and significant pay increases for rail workers.

  • 2003

    STOP PRIVATISATION

    The NBRU see off attempts by Seamus Brennan to privatise 25% of the bus network.

  • 2014

    STOP PRIVATISATION & RAIL REPRESENTATION

    The NBRU lead the fight against privatisation of 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann by the NTA.

    The NBRU ensure rail workers will be represented when the future of the rail network is being discussed.

  • FUTURE

    NBRU

    The National Bus & Rail Union; The Union for all Transport Workers.