Date Released: 15 January 2016
SIPTU DART drivers are to begin a ballot on industrial action, up to and including strike action, next week in a dispute arising from a management attempt to impose rosters for a ten minute service without the agreement of staff.
SIPTU Organiser, Paul Cullen, said: “The company stated at a meeting at the Workplace Relations Commission on Wednesday (13th January) that it intended to introduce a ten minute DART service without an agreement with the workers who are expected to provide it.
“In response, drivers have been left with no option but to ballot for industrial action. Our members are deeply disappointed that the management of Irish Rail seems intent on provoking further conflict with workers. This is despite the Labour Court recently proposing a negotiation process which aims to create a forum were solutions can be found to productivity issues at the company.”