Unions call for levy on pensioners' free travel to save rail worker cuts

Irish Rail unions want pensioners and other free travel pass holders to pay a levy in order to protect rail workers from pay cuts.

3rd August, 2013

Irish Rail unions want pensioners and other free travel pass holders to pay a levy in order to protect rail workers from pay cuts.

A union representative also warned that any prolonged strike by Dublin Bus workers could also be joined by Irish Rail workers. Staff at the company are to ballot for industrial action in the event of Irish Rail implementing any of the cost cutting proposals overwhelmingly rejected in a ballot last week,...

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