An unofficial strike at Dublin Bus is causing chaos on the streets of Dublin. 150,000 people have been left stranded for two days in a row with no signs in sight of the dispute being called off. The strike, which is not sanctioned by the National Bus and Rail Union, centres around a suspended driver who refused to work the new schedule on the 128 Baldoyle-to-Rathmines route. The drivers, calling themselves the Bus Workers' Action Group, began their protest by withdrawing their services at the Harristown and Clontarf depots; however the dispute has now spread. No services are operating from Clontarf, Conyngham Road or Summerhill depots, with 29 routes cancelled and 10 offering only a limited service. Areas affected by the action include Ballymun, Finglas, Donabate, Swords, Blanchardstown, Rathmines, Blackrock and Kimmage.

A Dublin Bus spokeswoman said the changes to schedules were introduced on a number of city routes in its

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