Irish Exporters Association calls on SIPTU and NBRU to abandon strike plans

The IEA has said that the industrial action proposed by SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) over cuts will reduce rail freight options for exporters and damage the economy.

21st August, 2014
Iarnród Éireann rail freight has recently reversed a trend of decline, with growth of 4 per cent in 2013

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has said that the industrial action proposed by SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) over cuts will reduce rail freight options for exporters and damage the economy.

IEA called on the trade unions to reconsider their industrial action.

Simon McKeever, CEO of the IEA said: “Not only is rail freight under threat by this planned industrial action, the consequences to the export economy are potentially significant”....

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