At least not when Irish Rail's unions decide to stop transportation
for its citizens;
commuters and GAA fans are set to experience major travel disruption in
the coming weeks as four days of strikes have been announced by the
National Bus and Railworkers’ Union (NBRU).
48-hour work stoppage will begin on Sunday August 24th, the union
announced after a ballot for action was passed was by 80 per cent of
voting members . This will be followed by two 24-hour work stoppages on
Sunday September 7th and Sunday September 21st, the union said.
Next month’s two stoppages coincide
with the All-Ireland Hurling Final and the All Ireland-Football Final
fixtures. While numbers due to travel depend on the finalists tens of
thousands of fans are likely affected for each match.
We wonder how many of the inconvenienced Irish commuters earn the kind of money Irish Rail workers do;
The cost saving measures involve a temporary reduction in basic pay
ranging from 1.7 per cent for staff earning €56,000 or less (74 per cent
of the workforce) up to 6.1 per cent for those earning over €100,000.
56,000 Euros are worth about $75,000 US.
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