Dublin Luas drivers vote overwhelmingly for industrial action


Luas tram drivers in Dublin have voted by a massive 93% margin for industrial action.  The drivers, members of SIPTU, balloted this week following their rejection of 2 Labour Court recommendations in a dispute about rest days and shift lengths.  (see previous story http://www.wsm.ie/c/dublin-luas-drivers-ballot-industrial-action-sept2012).

The result of the ballot is expected to be discussed at a meeting of SIPTU's executive later this week and 21 days strike notice is expected to be served.

The huge size of the mandate for action should mean that the union executive will have to throw its weight behind the drivers.