Ireland - Partial deal at Luas – drivers dispute gets tough - April 30, 2016

Transdev, the system operator at light rail company Luas, reached agreement with three non-driver grades, raising hopes that a deal could also be agreed with drivers. However, the dispute with the drivers hardened after operator Transdev threatened to impose a 10% pay cut on drivers if they continued their strike action over pay. Siptu, the trade union representing the workers, and Transdev failed to reach a compromise on a deal for drivers, meaning that strike actions will go ahead (see earlier Newsletters). The company wrote to drivers asking them to question what Siptu hopes to achieve by continued strike action and what basis there is for the pay increase being sought.

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