Govt to seek wage deal with unions and employers

Coalition pushing for new ‘social partnership lite’ deal

17th January, 2015

The government is preparing to ask employers and unions to join a new process of “social dialogue”, ministers have been told.

Discussions have taken place at the highest levels of government and finance minister Michael Noonan has spoken to ministers and senior officials about the plans in recent weeks, The Sunday Business Post understands.

Sources with knowledge of the discussions insisted forcefully that the initiative was not a rebirth of the old social...

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