Rail Services Disrupted By Strikes

Rail services have returned to normal following two days of strikes in a dispute over pay cuts.

The National Bus and Rail Union and SIPTU members went on strike on Sunday and Monday, with commuter, DART and Intercity services being suspended.

The strike action came as Iarnród Éireann implemented pay cuts on Sunday (24 August). The cuts, ranging from 1.7% and 6%, have been at the centre of long running negotiations.

Three unions accepted the proposed cuts but the National Bus and Rail Union and SIPTU rejected them. The rail company, backed by a recommendation from the Labour Relations Court, said it would implement the cuts despite the strike action. The company maintain that the cuts are needed to secure the firm's future.

Further strikes are planned for 7, 8 and 21 September.


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