Gary Delaney is a 19-yr-old unemployed carpenter from north county Dublin.
Gary contacted The Liberal exclaiming how he would be very grateful to drive a Luas for half of the current salary the drivers are being paid.
The trade union representing the Luas drivers have not just held Transdev, but the entire public of the capital over a barrel for almost two months at this stage.
The drivers couldn’t care less about us during the 1916 commemorations and people the public have had enough.
“I’ve been unemployed for 8 months and I am tired of asking lads for work and not hearing back”, Gary said.
“When I heard of the dispute, initially I was on the drivers side, but when I heard the money involved and how much of an increase they were looking for, I could hardly believe it!”
“To me, that sort of money is basically like winning the lotto. I would love to drive a Luas, I’m a great driver and I’m a good people person”.
” But I wouldn’t be looking for 50, 40 or even 30,000 euro, I’d gladly do the job for the hours the drivers currently do for 18,000 a year. It’d be 10,000 euro more than I make a year on the dole. Fire them and give and many of my mates on the dole a chance”, Gary concluded.
Gary’s plight is one that shows the frustrations of the public toward the Luas drivers.
Transdev should look at Gary and the likes of him and see how many others would be appreciative of a Luas driving position.