SIPTU representatives have accepted an invitation to attend exploratory talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to discuss the dispute at Bus Éireann which has led to scheduled strike action, which is due to commence on Monday, 20th February. SIPTU Sector Organiser, Willie Noone, said; “We have accepted the invitation to attend talks at the WRC. The invitation is a welcome development. We note that these talks are to be separate exploratory talks which will allow the WRC to assess and consider the situation. “We will use these talks as an opportunity to restate our members’ position that the company must remove the threat to unilaterally implement changes to their terms and conditions of employment on Monday, 20th February.” The Bus Éireann Groups of Unions is scheduled to attend the talks at the WRC, tomorrow (Wednesday, 15th February) at 3.30 p.m.