Rail-strike talks to resume as three-hour stoppage looms tomorrow

Rail-strike talks to resume as three-hour stoppage looms tomorrow

Last-minute talks to avert a second train drivers' strike at Iarnrod Éireann are resuming this morning.

The negotiations over pay and productivity broke up last night without reaching an agreement between unions and management at Irish Rail.

Around 40,000 commuters were affected by the last work stoppage at the start of the October bank holiday weekend.

Staff are threatening to walk off the job for another three hours (6am-9am) tomorrow.

Iarnród Éireann has advised customers of service arrangements should the threatened industrial action by NBRU and SIPTU train drivers proceed. Full details are here, but in summary:

- Intercity and commuter services which depart prior to 6am are expected to operate as normal;

- All Intercity, DART and commuter services scheduled to depart between 6am and 9am are cancelled;

- There will be some consequent disruption after 9am, with updates provided by Iarnrod Éireann here.

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