The Labour Court have issued a pay settlement recommendation last night in an effort to put an to the ongoing Luas industrial action.
It is understood the court has suggested that all drivers should receive an increase of 18.3% in basic pay over the next four years until September 2020, which marks a 3.3% increase on the previous submitted offer of 15.6%.
It is believed that the court ruled that any pay increase should not result in drivers being forced to work longer shifts. The court also recommended that drivers should receive a direct payment of €750 after their bonus for 2016 was forfeited by transport operator Transdev.
The court also ruled that the 10% salary cut applied by the company should be reversed, with all outstanding payments being reimbursed immediately. The Labour Court also recommended that any negotiations on entry level employees salaries should be held in 18 months time.
The news which will surely be welcomed by drivers will now be discussed between SIPTU and its members with a decision on the proposals expected in the next few weeks.