The fragile state of the economy led to flexibility on both sides during the pay talks, writes Tim Hastings.
The new national pay deal, which is being flagged as one of Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s first major successes in office, is a finely-balanced agreement framed in the midst of traumatic economic conditions.
Selling the deal is likely to pose a major, but not insurmountable, challenge, as the union movement faces more turbulence in Aer...
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