Saturday July 4, 2020

Croke Park: Unions disunited and disaffected

Insiders blame a badly-run campaign by the union leadership and a lack of cohesion among unions for leading to the defeat of Croke Park II, writes Fearghal O'Connor.

20th April, 2013
Jack O'Connor: the Siptu general president is said to be 'livid' over his union's No vote on Croke Park II. Photo: Photocall

There were smirks on the faces of Impact trade union officials last week as they bumped into Siptu counterparts in the wake of that union's rejection of Croke Park II.

"We did our bit. What about you?" they seemed to be saying, according to one Siptu activist.

"They have always seen themselves as the more intellectual union. There is a lot of snobbery there.”"

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