Irish rail worker strike causes 'chaos'

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BELFAST, Ireland — A strike called by Irish rail workers has caused “chaos” for tens of thousands of commuters, says the Irish newspaper The Independent.

Approximately 4,000 train operators, track inspectors, ticket booth staff, and maintenance personnel walked off the job on Monday to protest a pay dispute. Irish Rail was forced to cancel service on Intercity, DART, and commuter rail services and reduce service on Belfast to Dublin Enterprise trains. The Independent reported that bus companies called to replace the trains have reportedly raised their fares to Dublin due to the strike.

Irish railroad workers have called for additional walkouts on Nov. 7, 14, 23 and Dec. 8.

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