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Luas trams remain idle at their depots again today


An estimated 100,000 people will need to make alternative commuting arrangements today, as Luas trams once again remain at their depots.

The long-running dispute between drivers and management shows no sign of abating any time soon, as the 11th day of strike gets underway. Further stoppages are planned for the coming weeks, namely on May 20, 26 and 27.

Owen Reidy from union SIPTU said: “The sides have to share some responsibility. We are available to talk and we want to do a deal. We are prepared to compromise, but we can’t do that if the employer won’t let us into the room.”

If there is no agreement, drivers will also walk out for four hours each day on Thursday 2 and Friday 3, then during the 7, 8, 9 and 10 of June.

Drivers did make a point of altering the stoppages so they would not affect Leaving Cert students. On Wednesday June 8, Thursday June 9 and Friday June 10, the four-hour stoppages will take place between 6pm and 10pm.

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