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Irish Rail warned of €400k overtime bill for more frequent Dart services

Union officials wrote to the company warning that Dart drivers are to be balloted

17th January, 2016
Irish Rail will have to pay massive costs in overtime if they decide to increase the number of DART services Picture:Rollingnews

Irish Rail will have to pay out hundreds of thousands of euro in overtime payments if it introduces more frequent Dart services as planned at the end of this month, according to union sources.

Even if the company can broker and agreement with unions, it still faces a shortage of train drivers until the summer, according to trade union sources.

Last Friday, trade union officials wrote to the company warning that Dart drivers are to...

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