Hurling And Football Fans To Be Hit By Five-Day Rail Strike 5 years ago

Hurling And Football Fans To Be Hit By Five-Day Rail Strike

Fans travelling to both of this year's All-Ireland finals look set to be hit by a five-day Iarnród Eireann strike.

According to The Mirror, Irish Rail has received revised strike details from SIPTU, which revealed industrial will go ahead on August 24th, 25th and September 7th, 8th and 21st.

It's believed that no services will operate on any of these dates, spelling trouble for GAA fans as the All-Ireland Hurling Final is due to take place on September 7 and the football final due on September 21.

The industrial action has been caused by efforts by Irish Rail to introduce cost-cutting measures to the company.

Under the deal, workers earning under €56,000 would have their wages reduced by nearly two per cent while those earning over €100,000 would see a reduction by six per cent. While some unions have accepted the promotions, SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union have rejected the cuts.