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Friday, 27 April 2012

Permanent Austerity but Irish union centre sits on the fence

The EU fiscal treaty has been denounced by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) as ‘pressing on down the path of permanent automatic austerity’ and has been rejected in its present form by French Presidential front runner François Hollande, yet the Irish Congress of Trade unions (ICTU) will not be recommending that Irish workers vote No in next month’s referendum on the treaty:

Unbelievably, public sector union Impact is calling for a Yes vote in the May 31st referendum which the ETUC says will ‘impose even greater budgetary austerity in Europe and hamper the recovery in employment’! http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/impact-union-urges-yes-vote-in-fiscal-compact-referendum-549171.html