Date Released: 02 March 2016
SIPTU DART drivers have voted unanimously in favour of strike action in the event of the company proceeding with an attempt to introduce rosters for a 10 minute service as planned on Sunday, 10th April.
SIPTU Organiser, Paul Cullen, said: “Our members see the introduction of a 10 minute DART service as an issue which should be an integral part of discussions on increasing productivity. The failure of the company to effectively engage in such productivity discussions resulted in industrial action by all train drivers in Irish Rail during October and November 2015.”
He added: “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 proposing a negotiation process which aims to create a forum where solutions can be found to productivity issues at the company.
“Introducing these rosters in April, as management is threatening, would be seen by our members as a deeply unfortunate and provocative move.”