Saturday 24 February 2018

Slow disruption of pay-cut row

ESCALATION of the public service unions' industrial action continues apace with no clear indication of what it aims to achieve and against whom it is directed.

It is unlikely that the Taoiseach or the Minister for Transport lay awake last night worrying about Killian McKay or Conor Fitzpatrick, who had to cancel their travel plans yesterday because they failed to meet the ad hoc requirements imposed by passport office staff.

Who will be worse affected from Monday, when health workers launch their work-to-rule? Will it be the Health Service Executive mandarins with their six-figure salaries, or will it be some blameless patient whom the promised safeguards fail to protect?

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