Ireland - Strike at Irish Rail suspended - November 30, 2017

A rail strike that threatened to affect football fans travelling to a World Cup play-off match has been suspended. Staff at the railway network Iarnród Éireann had planned to go on strike as part of an ongoing dispute. The date clashed with the national team's play-off tie against Denmark. Earlier strikes have brought train services to a halt twice since 1 November. Iarnród Éireann staff demands a 3.75% pay rise, which the company has argued it cannot afford as it is already financially vulnerable. The Labour Court is involved in talks and has recommended that staff should receive pay increases worth 2.5% per year for the next three years as well as a once-off ‘goodwill’ gesture voucher worth 500 euro. A ballot is planned.

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