Monday 5 December 2016

THE GROWING DIVIDE

Published 14/03/2010 | 05:00

There is a growing divide between the public sector union leadership and grass root members who are "embarrassed greatly" by the aggressive stance taken by union bosses.

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It is clear that the leaders' desire for further escalation of action and the repeated calls for reversal of last December's pay cuts are not shared by a growing number of ordinary members, who say such calls are utterly unrealistic.

But some members have gone further. Florence Horsman Hogan, who is a clinical nurse with 25 years' experience, said there is absolutely no justification for healthcare workers to be involved in taking action.

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