Further strife for Dublin commuters as more Luas strikes planned

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Further strife for Dublin commuters as more Luas strikes planned

Luas workers have served strike notice for a further six days over the next two months.

The workers have already been on strike for eight days.

Five 24-hour work stoppages have been announced for April 28, May 4, May 13, May 20, and May 27. Furthermore, a four-hour work stoppage has been announced for May 26, from 3pm-7pm.

Gerry Madden, Transdev's Managing Director, said: "Today's strike notice shows a continuing blatant disregard by SIPTU for Luas customers and the travelling public.

"These latest strikes are clearly designed to cause maximum customer disruption.

"Work to Rule will more than likely result in service disruptions and in addition passengers will have no tram service at all on the dates of the 24 hour stoppages.

"We are deeply disappointed by this situation and once again ask customers and the travelling public to accept our apologies."

SIPTU's Owen Reidy confirmed that the union have served notice of further days of strike action for Luas workers.

He said that there has been no further intervention by the Labour Court into the dispute but that there is a couple of weeks before the next strike action is due to take place so further negotiations are possible.

He said that no decision has been taken as yet as to a ballot of all-out strike action.