Union double standards on privatisation

Several years ago the former general secretary of the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) invited some financial journalists to a fancy Dublin restaurant called Chapter One.

3rd June, 2006

Several years ago the former general secretary of the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) invited some financial journalists to a fancy Dublin restaurant called Chapter One. Con Scanlon was hosting a lunch in the aftermath of the Eircom flotation which saw his members become substantial shareholders in the former state telecommunications monopoly.

Scanlon proved a very charming host. But the irony of the general secretary of the CWU inviting the financial media to a posh...

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