These 15 Tweets Show Just How Angry The General Public Are At The Luas Drivers
Public support doesn't really seem to be on their side...
We've all witnessed the recent battle between Luas drivers and the operators – and the main losers have undoubtedly been the general public.
While many strikers have the public backing you'll struggle to find many throwing their weight behind this action. Disrupting work, St Patrick's Day and now the 1916 commemorations is making people pretty angry.
Here are a selection of tweets that show that while support for the drivers isn't quite non-existent, it's hard enough to find...
Oh great, the #Luas will be on strike over what promises to be one of the busiest tourism weekends in Dublin for a long, long time.— Claire Mc Gowan (@klutzyclayur) March 2, 2016
Everyone should tweet @Luas about the anger towards the drivers! ZERO SUPPORT!— Kilian Hanratty (@KilianHanratty) March 2, 2016
The #Luas drivers seem to be doing everything humanly possible to ensure they get no solidarity from the ordinary people. Good job!— Dammit, [Seasonal Reference] (@DammitMarty) March 2, 2016
@rtenews There was no Luas on Easter Monday 1916 either..history repeating itself 🤓— Daniel J.B (@djmonsun) March 2, 2016
Why aren't people protesting outside the driver's cabs at #Luas stops! The drivers and especially the unions need to get a grip or a new job— Mark Donaghy (@mark_donaghy) March 2, 2016
Usually there a supporters for strikes in the public, but the Luas drivers have baffled everyone with their demands #baffo— Tom Quinn (@hotline_quinn) March 2, 2016
Just read this meme. Gonna go write a 4 paragraph FB status about how Luas drivers are greedy and taking the piss 😡😡 pic.twitter.com/Qz4B91Dwbm— dearbappy new year (@bitnch) March 2, 2016
Let me get this right: a German ICE high speed train driver earns max €42k, our LUAS tram drivers also earn €42k but want a 40% raise? 😮— starflyergold (@starflyergold) March 2, 2016