Fine Gael and Labour are still at loggerheads about collective bargaining despite a pledge by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to deliver the legislation by Easter.
The coalition partners have still not agreed a definition of what collective bargaining is and are both under pressure from key support groups. Employers have warned Fine Gael that any move to force them to recognise trade unions could cost jobs by scaring off US multinationals which want to remain non-unionised....
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