Sunday 20 April 2014

Taxi driver strike drives surge in days lost to industrial disputes

STRIKING taxi drivers in Dublin Airport were the only workers in the State to take industrial action in the third quarter of the year.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) said that 571 days were lost to industrial disputes between June and September, compared with 93 in the same period last year.

The strike action involved 400 taxi drivers at Dublin Airport who mounted a two-day wildcat strike as authorities reduced the number of car parking spaces in an overflow area for drivers.

The dispute was later settled.

The CSO said that overall, five disputes were in progress during the first nine months of the year involving 1,920 workers and resulting in 8,486 days lost.

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