Ireland -Thousands rally against austerity plans -November 28, 2011

On Sunday 27 November, thousands took part in rally in Dublin city centre against government austerity plans. Organisers called on the government to reverse its policy of austerity ahead of what is expected to be another tough Budget next month. Addressing the rally, ICTU union confederation president Eugene McGlone said the government could make the necessary budget adjustments through taxes on high-earners, property, capital and corporate income, without the need for more spending cuts and attacks on social welfare. The march was backed by the ICTU, SIPTU, UNITE and Mandate (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 April, June, July-August and September 2011).

English: http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1126/demonstration.html


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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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