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25/09/2021

Kildare rail users to be left stranded as train strike WILL go ahead

Newbridge train station
Over 5,500 people in Kildare will have to find another mode of transport on Friday 23 October and Friday 6 November as the proposed rail strike will go ahead, despite the efforts of all parties to find a resolution. Talks were ongoing last night to try and bring an end to the strike, but shortly after 2am, the discussions broke down. The strike action is being led by the NBRU and Siptu, and although Iarnród Éireann proposed new plans that would result in better pay for workers, it seems it wasn't enough to prevent action. In a statement, Iarnród Éireann said that they would have introduced 'phased productivity' from January 2016 onwards, which would have resulted in better pay for workers, along with better productivity. The rail company claim that strike action will only bring a "worsening of the company’s finances, impacting on the interests of customers and employees alike”. It means that all DART, commuter and intercity rail services will be disrupted on the two days.  

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