Transdev remain open to talks ahead of Thursday's Luas strike

Drivers sought increase in pay without additional productivity

A planned strike by Luas drivers on Thursday now looks likely to go ahead - after SIPTU and Luas operator Transdev failed to reach an agreement in their long running pay dispute.

Transdev says drivers had sought pay increases of 26.5% in talks yesterday - without offering additional productivity.

While SIPTU has called on management to re-engage in negotiations in order to reach what they call a just solution.

Meanwhile, the three non-driver grades at Luas voted to accept a 13% pay rise over three years yesterday.

Gerry Madden of Transdev says they remain open to talks:

SIPTU's Owen Reidy says the company has yet to enter resolution mode: