SIPTU and NRBU members at Irish Rail will be balloted for industrial action

SIPTU and NRBU members at Irish Rail will be balloted for industrial action

SIPTU and NRBU members at Irish Rail will be balloted for industrial action in a long running dispute over working conditions at the company.

It is after talks broke down at the Work Place Relations today.

In a statement this evening SIPTU say the decision to ballot drivers was made after Irish Rail management refused to engage in a talks process recommended by the Labour Court.

SIPTU Organiser Paul Cullen explains: "We were supposed to be discussing a document that was issued on the foot of a Labour Court recommendation on terms and conditions for locomotive drivers.

"Discussions were supposed to take place over the last two days, the company now have put a pre-condition on the table in that they require training to be carried out by nine drivers on the DART before any discussion takes place."

More on this topic

Minister for Transport 'has no knowledge of breakthrough' in rail disputeMinister for Transport 'has no knowledge of breakthrough' in rail dispute

Irish Rail want end to 'orchestrated blocking of driver training' as talks set to resumeIrish Rail want end to 'orchestrated blocking of driver training' as talks set to resume

SIPTU joins NBRU is threatening rail strikesSIPTU joins NBRU is threatening rail strikes


More in this Section

Three arrested following Irish teen's death in AustraliaThree arrested following Irish teen's death in Australia

Around 98% of Covid-19 tests showing negative, says HSEAround 98% of Covid-19 tests showing negative, says HSE

Four deaths and 57 new cases associated with Covid-19 confirmedFour deaths and 57 new cases associated with Covid-19 confirmed

North reports one new Covid-19 death and 25 extra casesNorth reports one new Covid-19 death and 25 extra cases


Lifestyle

Make everlasting mementoes and gifts by growing and drying your own flowers, with help from expert floral artist Bex Partridge.How to dry home-grown blooms

I went to Hanford high school in the US, there is a joke that we all glow in the dark.This Much I Know: Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist

My girlfriend and I live in a shared house, and she's excited by the idea of having sex during the day, while there are other people in the next room.Sex File: I don't like being spontaneous

Springwatch is back - but not as we know it.Springwatch: New format for top nature show

More From The Irish Examiner