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Brian Hayes: All aboard for the summer of discontent

The Fawlty Towers approach to the Luas strike has taken industrial relations back 30 years

3rd April, 2016
Tram workers form a picket at the Red Cow Luas depotPic:rollingnews.ie

As we emerge from the crash, it is inevitable that pay claims are now being made. As the economy has turned, it is important that the 1.9 million people at work are properly rewarded for their sacrifices in recent years. While reducing tax is one way to boost domestic demand and to put money into people’s pockets, moderate and competitive wage increases are another. What’s important now is to have some agreement around how we...

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