Sunday 22 April 2018

Unions can only blame themselves if members' jobs are subcontracted because of their archaic practices

Siptu president Jack O’Connor
Siptu president Jack O’Connor

Eddie Molloy

Jack O'Connor of Siptu continues to advocate holding a referendum to ensure that our water services are never privatised. I agree with him.

The Eircom story, with corporate raiders extracting millions from the company and staff cashing in on huge lump sums, while the network was starved of investment, is a salutary lesson we must heed.

The fact that large areas of the country are still without broadband in 2015 is largely due to this "unacceptable face of capitalism".

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