Luas Talks Have Failed – A 48-Hour Strike Will Take Place This Week
The disruptions will affect 90,000 people a day
Talks have failed with Luas staff and their planned two-day strike is set to go ahead this Thursday and Friday.
Affecting 90,000 people per day, the industrial action is going forward because Transdev (the company that operates the Luas) has refused to meet the demands of its employees.
According to The Irish Times, Luas workers are reportedly seeking increases in pay between 8 and 53%.
A representative of Siptu, who are representing Luas employees, commented on the situation,
In talks over the last 18 months, Transdev has failed to offer an increase in pay for the next five years to Luas workers. The company position in talks in all forums has been that it will only offer pay increases in line with the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI is currently, and has been for some time, a negative figure.
Should the problem remain unsolved, there will be another 48-hour strike on Thursday and Friday of next week.