Anti-Social Partnership: Ireland's fractious industrial relationship

Anti-Social Partnership: Ireland's fractious industrial relationship

Stephen Kinsella, Susan Mitchell, Michael Brennan and Francesca Comyn on Ireland's public sector pay problem

We have entered the most fractious period in industrial relations in decades. In the private sector, as unemployment falls to more reasonable levels, and sales of all kinds of goods and services pick up, employees are having conversations about pay increases again, fuelled by the rising cost of living, particularly for younger workers who are renting and saving for a deposit for a home, or raising children, or both.

These conversations about wage increases are...

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