Wednesday April 1, 2020

Let’s not return to social partnership

We couldn’t afford social partnership during the boom – we certainly can’t now

8th March, 2015
Stephen Kinsella

The influence of the Juncker Commission in reviving the process at the European level is important to note, but we need to see the details of this process as it will work in the Irish context. Will it be a forum for constructive dialogue, a talking shop, or a veneer for collective wage agreements of old?

We are told social dialogue will have fewer closed-door meetings and more Oireachtas oversight, but we are also told...

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