Ireland - Confederation to consider widespread stoppages - January 27, 2011

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is actually considering proposals to organise widespread work stoppages as part of a campaign against government cutbacks and austerity measures. Earlier, the Irish regional secretary of the Unite union, Jimmy Kelly, said Unite would put proposals for a national strike to the ICTU confederation and would seek support from other unions. Informed sources argue the meeting of the ICTU general purposes committee as of 27 January would have to take account of recent political developments, notably that a general election was now imminent.



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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