Friday 9 December 2016

Commuters again held to ransom in rail row

Published 06/11/2015 | 02:30

'Every stoppage causes chaos, as clogged-up roads and crowded buses cannot cope with the impact'
'Every stoppage causes chaos, as clogged-up roads and crowded buses cannot cope with the impact'

Another Friday, and another warning to train passengers by Iarnród Éireann to make alternative travel plans.

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Whatever the outcome of the talks, threats of more three-hour stoppages by drivers who are members of Siptu and the NBRU in the run-up to Christmas amount to a gross "disservice" to the public, which is paying for a service .

The dispute centres on payment for past productivity measures by drivers and a reduction in working hours.

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