Pay talks outcome far from clear

The government, employers and trade unions are pushing this weekend to tie up the final elements of a partnership deal, but sources say it is far from clear whether a deal can be struck.

20th May, 2006

The government, employers and trade unions are pushing this weekend to tie up the final elements of a partnership deal, but sources say it is far from clear whether a deal can be struck.

Employers are under pressure from big multinational members in particular not to concede too much on pay and conditions, while trade unions fear that their members will only support a deal that gives them a clear share of the spoils of...

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