Government must set the pace on public pay

5th February, 2017

Unions representing Bus Éireann drivers formally served notice in recent days of an all-out strike if the company goes ahead with cuts to pay and conditions that it says are needed to save the company.

Such a move is exceedingly bad news for Ireland.

Quite apart from the macro-economic situation – with an increasingly belligerent and protectionist Donald Trump, with Britain’s exit from the European Union placing it on a collision course with Ireland,...

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