A one day strike by the National Busmen's Union brings virtually all CIÉ bus services to a standstill.

The National Busmen's Union (NBU) hold a one day strike around the country, bringing almost all Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) bus services to a standstill.

NBU claims for increased pay and longer holidays have been rejected by CIÉ resulting in members taking the industrial action. The NBU is a breakaway union from the group catering for CIÉ workers. It has membership of 1,750 out of the total CIÉ bus crew force of 4,000.

In Dublin commuters on O'Connell Street and Westmorland Street are using their feet, bicycles and cars to get about. Some kindly motorists are stopping to offer lifts to those stranded by the strike.

In Cork a tourist coach scheduled to leave the Imperial Hotel for Killarney and when the driver ignores the strike, the picket follows the bus by a car. One of the striking men holds out a trade dispute placard from the car window. The picket escorts the coach as far as Ballincollig.

Another NBU one day strike is scheduled for the following week.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 June 1965. The footage shown here is mute.