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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Ireland at austerity breaking point - ICTU

In a case of chickens coming home to roost, the europhile Irish Congress of Trade Unions has warned that Ireland is close to exceeding the limits to 'political acceptability of austerity' and that the EU and European Central Bank are "not without responsibility" for the current crisis in Ireland:http://www.businessworld.ie/livenews.htm?a=2765357;s=rollingnews.htm

The Irish trade union movement has been thrown into disarray by the impact of Ireland's economic collapse, the €85 billion EU/IMF bail out deal and the ruthless attacks on public service workers (including cuts in pay, imposition of public sector pension levies and a reduction in national minimum wage rate):