Ghosts of 1913 summoned as unions prepare for action

Rejection of the Croke Park deal has put the government and the unions on a collision course, writes Pat Leahy, Political Editor.

11th May, 2013
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions protesting in Dublin last February. Photo: PA

Is the coalition facing a summer of discontent? Bus Éireann workers are scheduled to begin an all-out strike today as Labour Relations Commission chairman Kieran Mulvey prepares to report tomorrow on efforts to salvage the wreckage of the Croke Park II deal. Sources familiar with the talks were hopeful of a sticking plaster solution this weekend - but not confident.

Nurses, teachers and other public servants are all either warning or balloting for strike...

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