Unions threaten ‘resistance’ over budget cuts

The country’s largest trade union this weekend threatened ‘‘a sustained campaign of resistance’’ if Wednesday’s budget does not include €750 million in revenues from the wealthiest sections of society.

5th December, 2009

The country’s largest trade union this weekend threatened ‘‘a sustained campaign of resistance’’ if Wednesday’s budget does not include €750 million in revenues from the wealthiest sections of society.

Public sector unions are to hold fire until the budget this Wednesday, before planning a new campaign of industrial action after the government reject their alternative plan to save€1.3 billion through a mix of unpaid leave and other...

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