SIPTU members working on the LUAS light rail network have expressed disappointment that the intransigence of the system’s operating company, Transdev, has left them with no option but to commence a 48-hour strike tomorrow (Thursday, 11th February) morning at 4.00 a.m. SIPTU Organiser, John Murphy, said: “Our members are very disappointed at the approach of management in this dispute. The company has failed to show any initiative in the effort to find an agreed resolution in talks in various forums over the last 18 months. “Management representatives have instead merely continued to reiterate the position that our members cannot expect to receive pay rises over the next five years and that any rise that might be granted would be limited to an increase in the Consumer Price Index.” He added: “The workers are conscious of the inconvenience this stoppage will have on their customers but believe they have no option but to conduct this industrial action.” A further 48-hour work stoppage is scheduled for Thursday, 18th and Friday 19th February.