Ireland - Clash over breaches referred to Labour Court - February 28, 2018

Unions are in dispute with Irish rail over mentoring of trainees and alleged breaches of procedures by management. According to the unions the rail company is forcing a change to drivers' terms and conditions by making the training of new recruits compulsory, when it had previously been done on a voluntary basis. After threatening with industrial action both parties re-entered negotiations and agreed to refer the issue to the Labour Court. Meanwhile the unions involved, the National Bus and Rail Union and SIPTU, will continue their ballots for strike action.

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