Result of Luas ballot expected this evening

Drivers are considering whether they'll accept an 18% pay increase

The result of a ballot of Luas drivers on a Labour Court recommended pay deal should be known this evening.

On Monday, SIPTU said the Labour Court had recommended wage increases of 15.6% to 18.3% for drivers between now and September 2020, and a 2.5% increment for long service after three years on the maximum of the scale.

It also advised against a half-hour increase to the working day for drivers.

The tram drivers have been voting on whether to accept the pay increase that would bring an end to the 4 month long row over pay and conditions.

Strikes this week were called off, pending the outcome of today's ballot.

Commuters have faced 12 days of industrial action so far due to the ongoing dispute.