Unions mollified by Haddington Road concessions

The Haddington Road Agreement, published by the government in place of Croke Park II, appears to have assuaged some of the anger of public sector unions, writes Nicola Cooke.

25th May, 2013
Dr Michael Doherty: neither public sector management nor the unions were claiming victory in relation to the new agreement, as all sides had made concessions.

The Haddington Road Agreement, which was published by the government last week in place of Croke Park II, appears to have assuaged some of the anger of public sector unions about its predecessor.

The government maintains that its "intention" is to recoup €300 million in savings from these new measures - which will take effect in July - by the end of 2013, and €1 billion over the next three years.

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