Unions play the waiting game

While most union leaders have expressed disappointment with the measures outlined by the government in its budget, they are biding their time with regard to any protests

11th April, 2009

Union leaders are this weekend gauging the public mood as they consider whether there is a basis for going back into talks on social partnership with the government.

The executive of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) will meet on Wednesday to discuss the issue, with the decision likely to be influenced by the measures in last Tuesday’s budget. When talks on the government’s economic recovery plan were adjourned three weeks ago, Ictu set...

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