Friday 24 March 2017

Law and order must be preserved above all

The picket line at the Broadstone Depot. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Collins
The picket line at the Broadstone Depot. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Collins
Editorial

Editorial

Walking off the job should be a last resort for any profession. It illustrates a failure of workers and management to resolve whatever disagreement about employment terms is in dispute.

The industrial relations machinery of the State is substantial and thorough. It affords ample opportunity for both sides to thrash out their difficulties in a mediated environment, allowing for every possible resolution.

In recent times, the strike has returned as a regular phenomenon, which is a throwback to the bad old days.

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