A STEAMING row has broken out between the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) and Minister for Transport, Shane Ross.
Commuters in the capital were greeted this morning by the news that their friendly neighbourhood bus driver has been forced to “resort to emergency measures” because they have “no adequate wash and sanitary facilities” and are “expected to improvise” ie: relieve themselves in a bottle, presumably to be discarded in a nearby bin (should one exist).
The union placed thousands of leaflets on bus routes this morning outlining the need of its members for “appropriate facilities” and calling on the public to support them. In the leaflets, the NBRU said it had “been raising the issue for years” but to no avail.
Taking to Twitter, NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary called on Ross to take action.
@Shane_RossTD @TFIupdates @dublinbusnews @Buseireann @DermotLeary Drivers demand adequate Wash & Sanitary facilities, asking to use toilets in shops, take-aways etc, not good enough.Issue been long fingered for far too long. London drivers have proper facilities #toiletfacilities pic.twitter.com/xqaOpoNnAG
— DermotoLeary NBRU GS (@DermotLeary) May 14, 2019
The minister has yet to respond.