Ireland -Massive rail strike brings no results yet -October 23, 2015

A joint Siptu/NBRU committee is likely to meet to consider further industrial action to take place in the event of a dispute over union demands at Iarnród Éireann, the state-owned rail company, for payment for drivers’ past productivity not being resolved. After talks aimed at resolving the row broke down at the Workplace Relations Commission, the unions have warned further strike action on the railways is inevitable unless there is a change in approach by management. The main dispute is about commitments on past productivity the company entered into in previous agreements with workers.


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