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Crisis averted as planned St Patrick's Day Luas strike called off

Crisis averted as planned St Patrick's Day Luas strike called off

Tomorrow's scheduled Luas strike has been cancelled after successful talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.

The planned Luas strike action for St Patrick's Day will not take place after Transdev, the Luas operator, reached a deal with employees.

The deal was reached  shortly before 1pm today, after members of the SIPTU trade union and Luas operator Transdev announced the threatened strike action that would have ground tram services to a halt has been averted.

It is understood that the tram operator has tabled a pay increase of 17pc over five years, or 3.5pc a year, up from initial offers between 1pc to 3pc a year following overnight talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Other work stoppages are planned over the Easter weekend, and four days next month, while Siptu has threatened an all-out strike.

Via Independent