Ireland -Industrial action looms in transport -August 26, 2015

The threats of strike action by transport workers have entered the public arena. The anger and frustration among both Irish Rail and Transdev drivers has been building for some time. For many, it has now reached fever pitch. Morale is low because pay has been cut or kept stagnant over a lengthy period. Drivers point to the higher wages enjoyed by their counterparts in other European countries and wonder why they should be treated any differently. According to workers and trade union officials, the relations with both respective senior managements are fractious and issues of staff safety are of constant concern.

English: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/the-time-for-action-is-coming …  

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/train-drivers-expect-strike-ballot …

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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