Tuesday October 20, 2020

Analysis: Unions may regret quitting Low Pay Commission

Ictu’s decision to head for the exit door once it does not get its way seems hasty given the commission’s track record in delivering increases in the minimum wage

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

23rd September, 2020
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has said it will campaign through other avenues for a just increase in the minimum way after it walked away from the Low Pay Commission. Photo: RollingNews.ie

And with that they were gone.

The late-night announcement that the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) was quitting the Low Pay Commission is another stark illustration of how the social solidarity that marked the first months of the Covid-19 crisis is rapidly ebbing away.

Just as squabbles have broken out on radio over whether young people should bear the blame for the rising number of cases, divisions are emerging between unions and employers over...

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