Ireland - Five days strike at Irish Rail - October 31, 2017

Trade union members at Irish Rail have announced five dates of 24-hour all out-strike action after talks between management and unions at the Workplace Relations Commission broke down. The unions stated that they were confronted with a refusal by management at the State transport company to address a reasonable pay claim by staff. Representatives and officials of the five involved trade unions in the Irish Rail Group of Unions met and finalised an agreed campaign of targeted industrial action. The five 24-hour work stoppages are planned to take place on 1, 7, 14, and 23 November, and 8 December 2017. After the strike announcement, the management of Irish Rail expressed its hope to find a way to resolve the dispute and avoid disruption to the travelling public.

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