The latest amended cost-saving plan, which was rejected by Siptu members, emerged following direct talks between management and trade unions at Iarnród Éireann several weeks ago and was based on an earlier Labour Court recommendation.

The prospect of significant disruption to train services from next month have increased following a decision by Iarnród Éireann to introduce unilatera(...)

Earlier this week Siptu, which also represents large numbers of staff at the two State-owned bus operators, warned that the plans to put 10 per cent of routes out to tender would “ inevitably lead to industrial unrest”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Bus workers are to stage a 90-minute work stoppage next Wednesday against plans by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to put out to tender up to 1(...)

Iarnród Éireann has  warned of an urgent need to secure payroll savings and has indicated that the failure to secure a cost-saving agreement could lead to compulsory redundancies and the closure of railway lines

A long-running row over cost-reduction measures, including pay cuts, at Iarnród Éireann is expected to intensify in the days ahead. The trade union S(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) will ballot its 500 members at Iarnród Éireann for a mandate for strike action if the company moves to unilater(...)

Labour Court recommendations to cut pay at Iarnród Éireann by between 1.7 and 6.1  per cent for a 28-month period were rejected over recent weeks by members of  Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Management and trade union sources at Iarnród Éireann have reported progress in talks aimed at reaching agreement on a cost-saving plan. It is expecte(...)

A train at Shankill Dart Station. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Intensive talks between management at Iarnród Éireann and trade unions on controversial cost-reducing proposals have begun in Dublin.The talks are exp(...)

Iarnród Éireann described the savings required on its payroll costs as “critical” and said that if the engagement with trade unions next week failed to achieve progress, it would then move to implement the Labour Court recommendation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Iarnród Éireann has warned staff that it will unilaterally introduce a controversial cost-saving plan including pay cuts if there is no agreement on c(...)

Members of Siptu at Iarnród Éireann voted last month by 51 per cent to 49 per cent against cost-saving proposals drawn up by the Labour Court. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Staff at Iarnród Éireann who are members of trade union Siptu have said they will embark on industrial action but not go on strike in the event of man(...)

NBRU members have rejected the cost-saving plan at Iarnród Éireann.

Management at Iarnród Éireann has said that given the acute threat to the financial solvency of the company it will have to give “immediate considerat(...)

A security guard picutred by parked up buses in Dublin Bus’s Ringsend garage in Dublin last August. Pickets were placed on all Dublin bus garages after drivers voted for strike action .Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin Bus drivers represented by the trade union Siptu will begin a ballot today on taking strike action if the company goes ahead with a proposed co(...)