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Luas set to be hit with series of shorter strikes in June

Drivers are likely to focus on four and eight hour stoppages.

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LUAS DRIVERS WILL remain steadfast in their action over pay with extra strikes planned for June.

Officials from trade union Siptu are expected to serve notice on Luas operator Transdev on Monday, as they are required to give 21 days notice for strike days.

When Luas drivers voted to take industrial action back in January, they approved 4, 8, 24 and 48 hour work stoppages.

TheJournal.ie understands that the action in June will involve a mix of these, but will focus on four and eight-hour stoppages which will be used more frequently.

None of these strike days have yet been confirmed, and discussions between Siptu officials and committee members are ongoing.

Speaking on RTÉ News yesterday, Siptu shop steward Richard McCarthy confirmed that the additional strike days will be going ahead in June and noted that stoppages had the potential to last as long as 48 hours.

Yesterday, Luas drivers took their 10th strike day since February.

There are currently four more strike days pencilled in for 13 May, 20 May, 26 May and 27 May.

Read: Transdev says it will start docking Luas drivers’ pay during strikes

Also: Luas talks break down after company rejects 26.5% pay claim

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