The long drawn out saga over pay conditions at Irish Rail could soon have an end in sight as it was revealed late last night that the Labour Court will make a recommendation today.
According to RTE News the recommendation comes after both management and staff union chiefs held a day of discussions before the court on Thursday.
It is understood talks ended late last night with no resolution but it is expected both parties will reconvene to hear the courts recommendation this afternoon.
The long running saga which has affected over 150,000 commuters on two occasions could finally be brought to an end by as early as tomorrow evening if both parties agree to the courts pay restructure recommendations.
However union chiefs have reiterated their stance and said the current scheduled work stoppages will be carried out if their members fail to agree on the improved offer.
As it stands both parties are in a disagreement on what should be offered with management at Irish Rail only willing to offer a 1.5% pay increase whilst union representatives are holding out for an increase of 3.75% over the next three years.
It is thought tomorrow’s recommendations will have a huge impact as to whether or not industrial action will continue at the comapny with the next workplace stoppage scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 14th of November, a day were thousands of commuters will be relying on rail services especially with the second leg of the Republic of Ireland’s crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off with Denmark set to take place in the Aviva Stadium that evening.