New twist in train driv­ers row

Irish Examiner - - News -

Train driv­ers’ unions have hit back at Ir­ish Rail af­ter the com­pany said that it would im­ple­ment a pay rise on foot of a Labour Court rec­om­men­da­tion which the driv­ers had pre­vi­ously re­jected.

Iarn­ród Éire­ann wrote to driver trade unions Siptu and NBRU ad­vis­ing that it will im­ple­ment a pay in­crease of 3.65% to driv­ers, will in­crease the al­lowance for driver men­tor­ing by 35% from €23 to €31 per men­tor­ing duty, and clar­ify that men­tor­ing is a re­quire­ment of the role of train driv­ers.

The NBRU said the pro­posal was “bizarre and “dis­turb­ing”, with NBRU Gen­eral Sec­re­tary say­ing the move was “un­prece­dented in the CIE group”.

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