Strike By Numbers.

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Above: Bus workers on the picket line. Taken from SIPTU on Twitter.


Here’s a run through of some illuminating figures related to the Bus strike.

4.86: Amount received by Bus Éireann from Government for every “Free Travel” journey

11.78: Estimated cost to Bus Éireann for every “Free Travel” journey

1 in 3: Amount of journeys which are “Free Travel” on Bus Éireann services

5: Numbers of unions involved

6 (and counting): Days on strike

12%: Percentage of revenue from public subvention to national bus service in Ireland

78%: Percentage of revenue from public subvention to national bus service in Belgium

300 plus: public service obligation routes operated by Bus Éireann

400: Number of school bus drivers in Ireland (Not affected by strike)

624: Weekly wage for a 39 hr week for a driver with 20 years’ experience

2,600: Workers on strike

8 million: Decline in revenue from Bus Éireann Expressway services since 2009

12 million: Cut in wage bill now being sought by Bus Éireann

15 million: Cut in wage Bus Éireann wage bill between 2009 and 2015

19.5 million: SIPTU contingency fund

40 million: UNITE Strike fund

Interesting eh? Give this message from striking workers in Cavan a whirl too.

 

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