Ireland -Act that blocks negotiations in public sector might disappear -November 02, 2014

A law that allows the government to make cuts to public servants' pay and hours without their agreement is about to be repealed. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has been lobbying intensively for the removal of this provision and wants to see it repealed before the end of the Government's term.

A law that allows the government to make cuts to public servants' pay and hours without their agreement is about to be repealed. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has been lobbying intensively for the removal of this provision and wants to see it repealed before the end of the Government's term of office because as a leader of trade union SIPTU said ‘one doesn't know what the next administration will be like’.

English: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/howlin-to-axe-law ...   

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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