We Are Dublin Town
DublinTown urges further talks to avert Luas strikes
- Tue 16 February, 2016
DublinTown is encouraging all sides involved in the current Luas dispute to return to the negotiation table, and avert further strike action. We are urging all sides to fully utilise the institutions of the State and return to the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission).
CEO of DublinTown Richard Guiney said:
“90,000 passengers are being discommoded each day during strike action and it is leading to the loss of €1m to €1.5m per day. According to NTA research, 16% of all shoppers come in to the city on the Luas. There is a collective understanding that there is a need for investment in infrastructure in the city centre, to justify this expenditure the service needs to be reliable and efficient. We would ask all those involved to stand back, and think of the bigger picture. We hope they can return to the negotiation table to prevent strikes into the future.”
Luas workers are due to strike this Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, following two days of strike action last week.