Further Luas Strike Action Announced

SIPTU Luas drivers have served notice of two further 48-hour work stoppages due to take place on 02 – 03 and 23 - 24 April.

SIPTU said that the strike action was being taken over Transdev's refusal to engage in negotiations concerning their terms and conditions of employment.

SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Owen Reidy, said: "Despite LUAS Drivers substantially moderating their pay claim, Transdev is refusing to engage in negotiations. This situation, where an employer is treating workers with such disrespect, leaves them with no option but to escalate their industrial action."

He added: "This exclusion of the LUAS drivers from the negotiation process must end. The company is acting in an unacceptable manner towards this grade of workers. SIPTU representatives will be attending talks tomorrow (Friday, 11th March) at the Workplace Relations Commission in relation to pay claims by other grades of staff at LUAS."

These new work stoppages are in addition to industrial action already scheduled for 17, 27 and 28 March.


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