Irish Rail in talks with unions over imminent DART strike
Ireland Online: 15/08/2005
The management of Irish Rail has invited unions into talks this afternoon, as DART drivers threaten to strike over pay conditions.
Last week, the Labour Court rejected the DART drivers' request for an increase on their ?48,000 annual salaries, for driving new trains which are two carriages longer than the existing six carriage trains.
The drivers have since been voting on boycotting the new trains and industiral action now looks likely.
Iarnrod Eireann and SIPTU are now in talks with Irish Rail, with hope to avoid disruption to the DART Service.