Wednesday 18 October 2017

Frontline alliance steps up campaign

EMERGENCY services workers have vowed to step up a campaign against public-sector pay cuts, writes Brian Hutton.

The 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance said it will hold town-hall meetings across the country as part of its opposition to the Croke Park II deal.

Gatherings have been organised for Letterkenny, Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Portlaoise, Tralee and Dublin.

The alliance – which includes the CPSU, IMO, INMO and Unite trade unions – said the meetings will allow frontline emergency staff to vent their anger at the agreement between the Government and other unions.

"The rally at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght illustrated the mood of defiance," said a spokesman.

"The regional meetings will give voice locally to that anger."

The alliance said a recent publication by financial experts "starkly illustrated" how badly workers will be hit.

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