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Is Ireland facing into a ‘hot summer’ of disputes across the public services?

2nd May, 2009

Is Ireland facing into a ‘hot summer’ of disputes across the public services?

The signs appear ominous, with government cutbacks hitting services and jobs, unions fighting to hold the line on services, pay, jobs and pensions, and with public service managers apparently pressing their power advantage to get long-sought-after changes.

Or can the government, employers and unions work out a way of handling the crisis together?

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