Saturday 20 January 2018

Kieran Mulvey: Croke Park agreement may have to be revisited

THE Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission has indicated the Croke Park Agreement may have to be revisited.

Kieran Mulvey was speaking on RTE's Saturday with Claire Byrne earlier today.

He said it was not definite that Croke Park would not last until June 2014.

However, the initiative by the Government in the recent month and the response of the unions probably indicates that the agreement will be revisited.

Mr Mulvey believes that this would not lead to Croke Park II but rather a revitalisation of the agreement to maybe transform it into a more deliberate agreement over the next year.

Mr Mulvey insisted other governments like Greece, Spain and Portugal would love to have a Croke Park agreement because the State has engaged with its own employees not only on pay and cost issues but why we need to change to meet the new demands of the modern world.

He said Croke Park is a reform programme, to turn the engine of State around to meet the demands of the 21st century.

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