Saturday 10 December 2016

Bitter spat turns personal as threat of all-out strike now on cards

Anne-Marie Walsh

Published 02/04/2016 | 02:30

Another Luas strike is due this weekend. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Another Luas strike is due this weekend. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Kieran Mulvey. Photo: Tom Burke

The threat of an all-out Luas strike is looming after the row over pay deepened when Siptu called for the resignation of the State's chief mediator.

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Passengers must endure another strike this weekend as there appears to be no end in sight to the disruptive row.

Siptu general president Jack O'Connor yesterday accused the director general of the Workplace Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey, of bias against unions and said his union would not deal with it while he was at the helm. He said it was not credible for someone in his position to "attack" one of the parties to an industrial dispute.

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