Ireland - Luas rail tram workers strike - January 31, 2016

Luas staff will strike on 11 and 12 February, and a week later on 18 and 19 February - both Thursdays and Fridays. Trade union Siptu confirmed three of four groups of workers, who balloted overwhelmingly to take industrial action, said their preference was to strike for 48 hours at meetings this week. A majority of the 180 drivers, 37 revenue protection officers, and eight revenue protection supervisors backed the 48-hour option. The fourth and final group of staff - 16 control room officers - will work to rule. Drivers are seeking a pay rise. Siptu would not give a complete list of all its demands, but said drivers want a pay rise in the region of 30% over five years, with a similar increase being sought by other staff. Workers have also sought improvements in annual leave, bonuses, pensions and income continuance.

English: http://www.herald.ie/news/commuter-chaos-looms …   

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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