Friday 21 July 2017

The Yates Anthology: Election campaign to spark industrial unrest

18,000 ASTI members have already rejected reform of Junior Certificate classroom assessments, while 9,000 TUI members will join them in refusing to accept reversed FEMPI terms
18,000 ASTI members have already rejected reform of Junior Certificate classroom assessments, while 9,000 TUI members will join them in refusing to accept reversed FEMPI terms
Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Despite years of public sector pay retrenchment, no strikes ensued, but could the early New Year election campaign spark off a series of bushfires in the form of industrial disputes?

Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin signed orders implementing the Lansdowne Road Agreement this week.

Last September 16, the big battalions of Siptu, TEEU, INTO, Impact and INMO ratified the deal to restore €2,000 and increment payments to pay packets.

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