Talks between unions and the company over a proposed pay increase broke down at the Workplace Relations Commission last night.
Irish Rail workers threaten October Bank Holiday mayhem after pay discussions break down
Train passengers across Ireland could be facing travel chaos next month, as SIPTU revealed the date for a potential strike among Irish Rail workers - dublinlive.ie.
Yesterday, talks between unions and the company over a proposed 3.75% pay increase broke down at the Workplace Relations Commission.
And now, unions have begun to ballot for strike action - with the October Bank Holiday weekend proposed as the date when workers will down tools.
Speaking ahead of the talks, SIPTU TEAC Division Organiser, Greg Ennis, said: “Irish Rail workers will no longer continue to subsidise the service by what in real terms amounts to ongoing decreases in pay.”
Last year, commuters were plunged into travel chaos when Luas drivers downed tools over several days of industrial action.
The tram operators were followed by Dublin Bus workers, who also went on strike until they received a pay increase.
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