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‘No strike’ deal poisoned Luas industrial relations

Tram drivers, who are among best paid in Europe, could be let go legally

17th April, 2016
Luas drivers are involved in a dispute over pay Picture: Fergal Phillips

The roots of Dublin’s Luas dispute lie in an infamous “no strike” deal that saw tram drivers receive generous wages but poisoned the industrial relations environment from the start.

The ongoing dispute ratcheted up yet another notch last week after Luas operator Transdev put staff on protective notice and all-out strike loomed. The French company reiterated its commitment to remaining in Ireland but industrial relations experts warned that all-out strike could...

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