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Irish Rail Staff to Strike in August

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Irish Rail Staff to Strike in August

SIPTU workers at Irish Rail have announced that they will hold a one day strike on Monday August 25.

This strike action is in response to Irish Rail's decision to implement pay cuts from August 24, as proposed by the Labour Court.

Employees earning up to €56,000 a year will have their salaries reduced by 1.7 per cent and this figures scales up to over 6 per cent for staff earning more than €100,000.

SIPTU members have rejected the proposed pay cuts on four occasions.

SIPTU members have also said that they will be starting a continuous work to rule from August 25, which will include a ban on overtime and on working on rest days. It also said that it would not rule out further complete work stoppages.

The National Bus and Rail Union says that it will now ballot its member and the results of the ballot should be revealed next Friday.