Tuesday January 28, 2020

'Voucher farce driving Irish Rail backwards'

If the unions ballot for strike action and it succeeds, the public – paying passengers – will not hold back, writes Susan O'Keeffe

11th January, 2018
Is a new Irish Rail strike just around the corner? Pic: Rollingnews.ie

Could it be true that Irish Rail drivers were furious about their Christmas bonus vouchers? Could it possibly be true that they only received €500 Dunnes Stores vouchers, rather than a One4All type voucher? I mean, I would feel aggrieved and want to go on strike if that happened to me. Wouldn’t you?

Of course not! Workers fought hard for rights; for job protection, proper pay and the right to strike when...

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