Fianna Fáil Press Office Cllr John Lahart Dublin South-West 15 February 2016
Minister must intervene in Luas dispute– Lahart
Fianna Fail candidate for Dublin South-West Cllr John Lahart maintains the Minister for Transport MUST intervene in the Luas dispute as SIPTU announced two more strike dates on 8 March and 17 March.
Cllr Lahart said the Minister needs to take a more hands-on approach and to become an active arbitrator in the dispute rather than a casual bystander.
“Last week’s dispute caused severe disruption and difficulty for 90,000 Luas commuters. People had great difficulty getting to and from work, school, college and going about their daily routine.
“It is obvious that all channels of communication have completely broken down between Transdev and the drivers.” Cllr Lahart went on to urge both sides to re enter talks at the Workplace Relations Commission to resolve the dispute and avoid unnecessary disruption to customers.