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11th Feb 2016

PICS: 90,000 Forced To Make Alternative Plans As Luas Strike Begins Today

So far there is no sign of any intervention to end the strike.

Megan Cassidy

Thousands are experiencing disruptions today as operations cease on Dublin’s Luas Service until Saturday.

SIPTU have launched a two-day strike which will see 90,000 daily users needing to find an alternative route.

Luas operator Transdev are in deadlock with SIPTU, as the union seeks pay increases of up to 53 per cent.

According to RTÉ, SIPTU Divisional Organiser Owen Reidy has said that they are open to negotiation, however Transdev, which lost €700,000 last year has branded the claim as excessive.

Another two-day strike is planned for next week.