Luas Drivers to be docked full day's pay for four-hour stoppages
The Luas operator Transdev has decided to dock Luas drivers a full day's pay for engaging in planned four-hour work stoppages in the coming weeks.
As the pay dispute with drivers looks set to continue into the summer months, Independent.ie understands that the company sought legal advice on pay in relation to ‘partial performance’.
A company source said that the four-hour stoppages would actually lead to up to around six hour service disruption for customers and that the current situation “can't continue on”.
Previously the drivers had announced strike action that would coincide with Leaving and Junior cert exams but have since rolled back on their plans, saying it was “never the intention of our members to impact on students taking State examinations”.
Four hour stoppages will now take place on June 2 from 3pm; on June 3 and June 7 from 9am; and on June 8, 9 and 10 (when the exams will be taking place) the stoppages are planned to take place from 6pm.
Independent.ie has contacted Siptu for comment on the latest development.