LUAS workers have voted emphatically for strike action
Published 08/01/2016 | 18:08
LUAS drivers have voted emphatically for strike action in a move that could see widespread disruption commence early next month.
Drivers today voted 221-2 in favour in action - which is likely to come in the form of one or two day stoppages.
SIPTU organiser Owen Reidy told independent.ie that turnout was 99pc, which he says sends a "very strong message" to the company.
“The turnout was emphatic,” he added.
The decision to strike centres around a row over pay, with Luas drivers seeking to be paid in line with their counterparts in Irish Rail.
But their demands, if met, would see the company operating the Luas pay drivers €20,000 extra each.
These demands total€30m over five year.