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Dublin: Luas tram drivers serve notice of further strikes in April and May

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Image caption The strikes have caused disruption for thousands of people in Dublin

Drivers on the Luas tram system in Dublin have served notice of further strike action later in April and May over a pay dispute.

The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (Siptu) said strikes will take place on 28 April, 4 May, 13 May, 20 May, 26 and 27 May.

A further two-day strike had already been scheduled for 23 and 24 April.

The drivers have been on strike for eight days so far this year.

The escalation of the strike comes after a deal brokered by the Workplace Relations Commission in March was rejected by workers.

Workers are seeking pay rises ranging from 8% to 53%.

Transdev says these levels of pay rises are not sustainable.

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