Friday 28 April 2017

Non-driver Luas employees have accepted a pay offer from Transdev

Luas. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Luas. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Deirdre Reynolds

Deirdre Reynolds

Non-driver Luas staff have this evening voted to accept a pay agreement aimed at ending the long-running dispute at the company.

Three non-driver grades of staff backed the revised proposal which will see pay increases of up to 13 per cent.

Revenue protection officers and traffic supervisors are understood to have accepted the deal by 75 per cent, while 85 per cent of revenue protection supervisors supported the pay proposals in a ballot.

Under the agreement, non-drivers will get phased pay hikes of 10 per cent over 33 months, with an additional increment of around 3 per cent paid to long-serving staff.

Workers will also receive a €750 one-off payment in November.

However there will still be lower pay rates for new entrants.

Talks between Luas drivers and operator Transdev continue this evening ahead of a planned strike on Thursday.

SIPTU Organiser, John Murphy, said: “Members in these three grades voted by a substantial majority in favour of the proposals. These members believe that the proposals can form the basis for a just resolution to this dispute.

“SIPTU members who work as Luas drivers are awaiting proposals in relation to their grade. If a realistic offer emerges it will be brought to the drivers for their consideration.”

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