Union boss Patricia King draws the battle lines

The general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Patricia King, is determined to replenish the ‘raided’ incomes of workers

20th November, 2016
Patricia King, general secretary, Ictu. ‘Workers fight for the dignity of their own and their families’ livelihoods’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Patricia King’s trade union career was born out of a period of intense conflict, and the signs suggest that is where it is headed once again. For almost two years since taking over from David Begg as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) she has worked quietly, building consensus and a new role for the organisation in post-crash, post-social-partnership Ireland.

But the battle lines have been drawn on two...

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