Time to end the pay talks pantomime

Would they ever just get on with it? The usual complicated dance that inevitably precedes any engagement by the social partners on pay is under way again.

30th August, 2008

Would they ever just get on with it? The usual complicated dance that inevitably precedes any engagement by the social partners on pay is under way again.

The trade unions make over-inflated demands on behalf of their members, the employers shake their heads gravely and say that most of their companies are on the brink of bankruptcy, and the various other constituencies that make up partnership pull out extravagant shopping lists.

It is time to...

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