SIPTU claims Transdev's pay reduction of Luas drivers is "illegal and we will challenge them"

"It is morally wrong and it is an escalation of a dispute that does not need to be escalated."

SIPTU says a threat by Transdev to dock the pay of Luas drivers is an outrageous and provocative escalation of the dispute.

The Luas operator says it will reduce drivers wages by 10% from this Friday if their strike continues.

The union representing the drivers says the reduction in pay would be illegal as its members are involved in a lawful industrial dispute with the company.

However, Transdev says it's an effort to recoup costs incurred as a result of the stoppages.

SIPTU's Divisional Organiser Owen Reidy told the Last Word this evening it will be challenged: