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Unread 20-10-2017, 16:45   #1
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Default Five strikes called

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Unread 24-10-2017, 12:54   #2
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So are IE going to compensate holders of commuters or will we just be given the finger like usual?
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Unread 24-10-2017, 15:10   #3
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All tickets booked for those dates will be refunded if the strike goes ahead

For monthly/annual ticket holders vouchers will be issued and these may be redeemed for cash at a booking office.

Rail tickets will NOT be valid on Dublin Bus during the strike, if it happens
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Unread 25-10-2017, 09:41   #4
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Can't see any mention of that on the IE website. How will these vouchers be distributed? Is there some sort of application process?
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Unread 27-10-2017, 16:52   #5
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This will only be communicated after there has been a strike
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Unread 31-10-2017, 08:14   #6
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Any reason why it's a secret (when they're up front regarding non-monthly/yearly ticket holders being affected by the strike)?
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Unread 31-10-2017, 09:10   #7
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You can't get a refund on an annual ticket for a strike that hasn't happened http://www.irishrail.ie/news/industrialdispute

This has always been the way, single application once strikes are over

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The process for getting money back is usually fairly simple and there are no questions asked so you can ask for money back for Saturdays, etc even if you don't normally travel on that day.

That being said, the level of compensation is usually inadequate since alternative modes of travel are always more expensive than the journey Irish Rail fail to deliver. For people on point-to-points, a train refund doesn't come close to covering the cost of a bus ticket let alone fuel and tolls for a drive to Dublin.

In the past I've always ended up out of pocket after Irish Rail strikes and having to suffer longer uncomfortable journeys. Nobody seems to care at all about this - one can understand the commuter having to suffer so that the train drivers can enjoy higher pay but it is difficult to see why they should have to pay more to get to work.
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You can't get a refund on an annual ticket for a strike that hasn't happened http://www.irishrail.ie/news/industrialdispute

This has always been the way, single application once strikes are over
I was obviously talking about information not being available. No reason this can not be provided in advance. I suppose if it doesn't appear until the day of the strike and disappears soon after, fewer people know about it.
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Other dates called off while a vote takes place. Proposals have a no strike clause for the 3 year agreement.
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