Clock ticking to Thursday strike, as Luas talks continue

It is believed the company has offered a pay rise of 13% over three years

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Luas trams at St Stephen's Green Luas stop in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

Talks between Luas drivers and management will resume today to try to resolve their long-running pay dispute.

If a deal is not reached, the next strike will take place on Thursday - with further action planned for the following Wednesday.

Ticket collectors and traffic supervisors settled on an agreement on Friday, which will be put to a ballot of staff next week.

It is believed the company has offered all staff a pay rise of 13% over three years.

That is around 5% less than the deal rejected by drivers last month.

Martin Wall is industry correspondent with the Irish Times.

He outlined some of the proposals to Newstalk Breakfast.