Date Released: 18 April 2016
SIPTU members working as Luas drivers have unconditionally cancelled a 48-hour work stoppage scheduled to take place this weekend in order to facilitate talks aimed a finding a resolution to the dispute at the light rail company.
SIPTU Transport, Energy, Aviation and Construction Division Organiser, Owen Reidy, said: “the Luas drivers decided today to unconditionally cancel the 48-hour stoppage scheduled for this weekend in order to create a window for talks with management aimed at finding a resolution to this dispute. This move demonstrates the commitment of these workers to finding an agreed and fair solution to the dispute.
“As well as this move by the drivers the three other grades of Luas workers - traffic supervisors, revenue protection officers and revenue protection supervisors – will meet with the company tomorrow in order to clarify some issues surrounding its revised offer.”
He added: “SIPTU has also written to the caretaker Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe, requesting an urgent meeting in order to apprise him of our members’ concerns should this dispute continue on indefinitely.
“In order to ensure all our members are kept up to date on the talks process two general meetings of all grades of Luas workers are scheduled to take place in Liberty Hall on Wednesday, 20th April, and Thursday, 21st April.”