Talks under way to avert strikes

Efforts to avert a series of public sector strikes are continuing between union leaders and the government this weekend, writes Pat Leahy. According to informed sources on both sides, informal contacts are being made in a bid to restart talks on a ne

21st February, 2009

Efforts to avert a series of public sector strikes are continuing between union leaders and the government this weekend, writes Pat Leahy. According to informed sources on both sides, informal contacts are being made in a bid to restart talks on a new national agreement.

Strikes by bus drivers and civil servants are due to begin this week, and several other public service unions are making preparations for industrial action. This follows yesterday’s public sector...

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