SFA Condemns Rail Strike - Mass Disruption and Millions lost

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has condemned the rail strike this morning, which caused disruption to over 40,000 passengers and has cost business millions of euro.

SFA Chairman, AJ Noonan, commented: "this strike action was unnecessary and has severely disrupted commuters and other passengers deliberately on a busy bank holiday weekend. It will not only cause losses for Irish Rail, but for shops and businesses all over the country. It is another example of unions holding the country to ransom."

The SFA is calling on the Irish Rail unions, SIPTU and NBRU to work with Irish Rail to resolve their issues as soon as possible through negotiation, to ensure such strike action does not happen again. "Strike action such as this causes unnecessary disruption and frustration to passengers, and thousands of small businesses will unnecessarily suffer financial loss as a result of this dispute,” SFA Chairman, AJ Noonan concluded.

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For queries and interviews, please contact SFA Chairman, AJ Noonan, at tel: 086 259 2610

Issued by: Linda Barry, SFA Assistant Director, 01 6051626, linda.barry@sfa.ie, @SFA_Irl
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