Thursday's Luas strike to go ahead after failure of pay dispute talks

Non-drivers in the company have agreed to terms with Transdev

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Updated: 19.50

Thursday's strike action by Luas drivers will go ahead after SIPTU and Luas operator Transdev failed to reach an agreement over a long running pay dispute.

Talks between the two sides, which began at 4pm, were adjourned - after Transdev and SIPTU couln't agree over pay levels for drivers.

Earlier, the three non-driver grades at light rail service voted to accept the latest pay offer from Transdev.

Revenue protection officers voted to accept by 75%, while their supervisor grade voted to accept by 85%.

Traffic supervisors are understood to have accepted the deal by around 75% as well.

SIPTU's Owen Reidy says it's regrettable that an agreement between the drivers and the company couldn't be reached: