Unions representing striking Dublin Bus drivers say they have 'no appetite for a long term dispute'.
Industrial action at the semi-state firm has entered it's second day today leaving more than 200,000 bus users in the capital without services.
Workers downed tools on Saturday at midnight following the introduction of almost 12 Million Euro worth cuts.
The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association is calling for both sides to come to the talks table to avoid unnecessary economic damage, as businesses in the capital are affected by decreased footfall.
Around 12 hundred Dublin bus drivers are members of the SIPTU trade union - their spokesperson Willie Noone says workers don't want to prolong industrial action but need to make sure their livelihoods are protected: