Public will not tolerate strikes
Published 24/01/2010 | 05:00
IT took seven hours of talks at the Labour Court to resolve a dispute that had shut the country for half a day and which caused untold and unnecessary misery to thousands of travellers.
It beggars belief that the talks did not take place before the ultimate sanction of strike action was employed, and it shows what callous disregard the Impact trade union has for this country.
The fault, of course, is not all on its side of the equation, because the management at the Irish Airports Authority clearly failed in its duty to either manage its staff or keep the airports open, but the decision to shut Ireland's airports was taken by Impact, not by the IAA. The casualness with which that decision was taken is shocking.