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Irish rail strike to hit cross-border services

Irish rail strike to hit cross-border services”

Tens of thousands of rail passengers face disruption as staff at Irish Rail stage a second 24-hour strike as part of a campaign for a pay increase.

The industrial action will affect both DART and commuter services, which will mean about 150,000 people will be put out and have to find alternative routes to travel to work, school or college.

David Franks expressed concern that a prolonged dispute is becoming a reality, and that the financial impacts of that will hit the pockets of workers and undermine the company's ability to give a pay rise.

Other strikes are planned for Tuesday 14th and Thursday 23rd November, as well as Friday December 8th.

At the moment Irish Rail are only willing to offer a 1.5% increase whilst staff are holding out for an increase of 3.75% over the next three years.

It also said it regretted the decision by the company's trade unions to schedule the strikes during November and December.

If you've booked rail tickets for any of the affected days, you are entitled to a full refund from Irish Rail.

If you have a monthly or an annual ticket, you can apply to Irish Rail for a refund for the days when their service in unavailable, however, this will have to be done after the planned industrial action.



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