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17/10/2021

More than 5,000 Kildare bus and train commuters likely to be stranded

Newbridge train station
Both Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) have confirmed they will begin to ballot their members over industrial action. Over 5,000 commuters in Co Kildare are likely to be left without transport. Talks with the semi-state company over pay collapsed at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) last week. Siptu said their decision to ballot for action came after a meeting in Liberty Hall yesterday, and they hope to have the results of this on October 5. They are accusing Irish Rail of "reneging on a commitment to reward past productivity increases".

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