Fresh rail strikes on cards amid union anger
Published 17/08/2015 | 02:30
Commuters face the prospect of widespread travel chaos as train drivers consider launching a second wave of strike action at Irish Rail.
Trade union figures have warned the semi-state company that an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions may result in a series of work stoppages in the autumn, affecting both Dart and other train services.
A "deep sense of malaise" among train drivers in response to pay cuts, as well as demands for increased productivity, are among the factors underpinning the latest dispute.
A big rise in violent and drunken incidents on board trains and in stations has added to a fall in morale among staff.