“The result of this ballot, which saw 92% of drivers vote in favour of industrial action, indicates the level of frustration felt at the company’s refusal to honour an agreement it entered into in September 2014.”

Paula Geraghty Ireland, Rail, SIPTU,

SIPTU train drivers in Irish Rail vote overwhelmingly for industrial action

SIPTU train drivers in Irish Rail have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute which results from the company reneging on a commitment to discuss past productivity.

SIPTU Organiser, Paul Cullen, said: “The result of this ballot, which saw 92% of drivers vote in favour of industrial action, indicates the level of frustration felt at the company’s refusal to honour an agreement it entered into in September 2014.

“Our members still hope that management will step back from the brink and honour the terms of this agreement to negotiate on past productivity produced by drivers. Failure to do so will inevitably lead to the disruption of services provided by Irish Rail.”

The ballot was counted in Liberty Hall, Dublin, this morning (Monday, 5th October).

The SIPTU Irish Rail Drivers committee will meet on Thursday (8th October) to consider the result of the ballot and announce what form of industrial action will be undertaken.


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