Bus Privatisation… September 16, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Since we were speaking of it earlier this week, some scepticism expressed about the supposed 10% privatisation of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services in the SBP this last weekend. The idea is that private operators would be allowed to take over ten per cent of services. This was meant to be completed this year but a number of bidders including National Express from the UK have pulled out.
Dualway likewise, and they’re not crystal clear as to why they pulled out bar the ‘length of time’ it was taking. According to Dualway labour costs weren’t an issue (nor was the fact that existing staff would carry their terms and conditions into private companies).
But you know, a deeper question is why all this is necessary? What precisely is the problem that would necessitate this change?