Ireland - Rail workers in pay dispute - September 30, 2017

Unions representing Irish Rail staff are carrying out ballots for industrial action, and the company will have to be informed at least a week in advance of any work stoppage, meaning the probable dates mooted for strikes are Friday 27th to Monday 30th of October 2017. Staff at the company are seeking a 3.75% pay rise without any additional productivity measures attached. They link the demand to concessions around pay and conditions made by workers during the recessionary period. However, the company has offered a 1.5% salary increase with conditions attached, including outsourcing and the closure of some rail lines.

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