The Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has appealed to unions representing Luas drivers and management at Transdev, the company that operates the service, to go back to the Labour Court to try and avoid a strike on Thursday and Friday.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has appealed to unions representing Luas drivers and management at Transdev, the company that operates the serv(...)

Luas driver and Siptu shop steward Richard McCarthy says salary scales up to about €42,000 after nine years do not reflect the responsibility of the job. Photograph: Eric Luke

Luas drivers believe that historically they have been grossly underpaid for the role they perform in stressful and demanding environments. Driver and(...)

The union is look for a pay increase of between 3 per cent and 5 per cent for bus drivers, on top of the payment of a previously agreed rise of between 6 and 13 per cent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Staff in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus who are represented by the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) are to seek substantial pay increases. The union sa(...)

Train drivers are to ballot for strike action as part of a row over plans by Iarnród Éireann a 10-minute frequency Dart service. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Commuters in Dublin are facing the potential of serious disruption next month as Dart drivers warn of strike action over plans by Iarnród Éireann for (...)

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A certificate is required to appeal a costs order to Supreme Court. Rowan vs Kerry County Council, IESC 99 (Supreme Court, Dunne J, McKechnie J, Decem(...)

Clerys staff were left only with statutory redundancy when the shop closed. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Government has appointed two law experts to examine the legal protections for workers in cases where operations and assets may be moved to separat(...)

Luas operator Transdev claims drivers are seeking pay rises of more than 50 per cent, which the company is not in a position to pay. Photograph: The Irish Times

Staff at the Luas light rail system in Dublin are to stage two 48-hour strikes next month as part of a dispute over pay. Trade union Siptu, which re(...)

Luas staff are seeking pay parity with train drivers at Iarnród Éireann. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Staff at the Luas light rail system in Dublin have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in support of a claim for pay increases of betw(...)

The spectacle of infighting at the 18,000-member ASTI further exposes divisions within it, in particular between full-time staff and elected officers. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Officials at the State’s main second-level teachers’ union have lodged a formal complaint against their union over the alleged mistreatment of staff,(...)

Staff at Luas are to ballot for industrial action in early January as part of a campaign to secure pay increases ranging from 28% to over 40%. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Significant disruption is looming for Luas and rail users in the new year. Staff at Luas are to ballot for industrial action in early January as part (...)