Wednesday January 29, 2020

Everything to play for on partnership

The final decision on the pay process still depends on all parties having sufficient desire to thrash out a workable deal.

9th August, 2008

The final decision on the pay process still depends on all parties having sufficient desire to thrash out a workable deal.

Last week’s rollercoaster on the pay process - from the unions being willing to accept below-inflation increases to demanding 5 per cent - reflects both the fragility and fatigue of the now 21-yearold partnership process.

As the media dusted down their well-worn ‘‘winter of discontent’’ and ‘‘looming industrial strife’’ angles, more senior figures...

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