New deal won't touch core pay but it will help guarantee industrial peace
Published 21/11/2012 | 05:00
TO get the rabid, right-wing, public sector bashing, Blueshirt, young buck, Fine Gael backbenchers on board, the Government is going to call its new deal with the public sector after a posh southside Dublin stadium they can relate to.
"Yeah, to keep those lads happy, we'll call it the Lansdowne Road Agreement," a wag in government circles observed yesterday.
The Croke Park deal is about to bring in far more codes under its remit as the Government aims to change the rules of the game on the reform agenda.