Irish government supports unions in landmark EU case

The government has intervened in a landmark European Court case that will decide the extent to which workers in western European countries can protect themselves against cheaper eastern European labour.

20th January, 2007

The government has intervened in a landmark European Court case that will decide the extent to which workers in western European countries can protect themselves against cheaper eastern European labour.

The Laval case had its first hearing in the European Court of Justice earlier this month, and Ireland is among the countries to have submitted observations to the court.

The government has expressed its support for trade unions’ rights to take industrial action in such...

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