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Talks to end a pay dispute at Iarnród Éireann are continuing Paschal Donohoe said he said he would be proposing to the Cabinet that there would be no further cuts
Talks between Iarnród Éireann and SIPTU and the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union are continuing this evening at the Labour Relation Commission.
The talks are aimed to resolve a dispute over a pay cut at the company which has led to workers at the company threatening three days of strike action later this month.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said he will be proposing no further cuts to the Government’s subvention to Iarnród Éireann next year.
Both unions had criticised the Government for cutting its subvention.
Speaking at the official signing of contracts at the Luas Cross City office in Dublin today, Mr Donohoe said he said he would be proposing to the Cabinet next week that there would be no further cuts.
Owen Reidy, who is representing SIPTU at the LRC talks said the Government had stripped over €70m from its subvention in the past five years, placing the burden on workers to accept pay cuts.
Speaking ahead of the talks, NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said there were still issues of trust to be resolved.
He said the union’s position was unchanged and that plans for strike action would still go ahead while the pay cuts were in place.