Rail strike ends as drivers vote to accept LRC proposal

Rail strike ends as drivers vote to accept LRC proposal

The rail strike is over after train drivers agreed to accept a proposal drawn up by trade unions and management after lengthy talks at the LRC.

Following eight days of disruption, train services in and out of Cork, Kerry and Dublin will resume from midnight.

National Bus and Rail Union spokesperson Dermot O'Leary said that many drivers are angry at comments made by Iarnrod Eireann over the last few days: The reflection given by management in relation to Cork drivers, that there was a small numbers of Cork drivers pushing an agenda, is quite untrue.

The action, albeit unofficial, was provoked by the company last Thursday and it was a collective response to that premeditated action by the company, he said.

Unions and management are to meet again at the Labour Relations Commission next Thursday to discuss the dispute.

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