Iarnród Éireann introducing pay cuts, SIPTU threatens industrial action

UPDATE: SIPTU has given notice to Irish Rail of their intention to take industrial action over the proposed pay cuts to staff.

18th July, 2014
Total savings targeted over the term of the agreement are €16.9 million

Iarnród Éireann is to introduce a controversial cost-savings programme which will include pay cuts for staff from next month.

The proposals involve a temporary foregoing of basic pay ranging from 1.7 per cent for staff earning €56,000 or less (74 per cent of its workforce) and up to 6.1 per cent for those earning over €100,000.

The proposals have been accepted by a ballot vote by the UNITE trade union, TSSA and TEEU, although they...

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