If Government surrenders to union muscle it will hurt us all

Commuters walk to town along the Luas tracks at Ranelagh during the Luas strikes in February. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Eddie Molloy

It looks like we are in for the proverbial 'winter of discontent', with young and old walking home in the rain and disruption to other vital public services, unless the growing demand from trade unions for large pay increases is met by the Government. We've been here before but there is something different about it this time in the strategies and demeanour of the trade unions.