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Monday, 28 May 2012

Leading Irish unions call for 'NO' vote in EU treaty referendum

Back in March 2012, the European TUC denounced the EU Fiscal Compact as ‘leading to permanent austerity’ and stated its unequivocal opposition to the Treaty signed by 25 EU countries: www.etuc.org/a/9762
 Three major Irish unions, Unite, Mandate and the Civil Public and Service Union (CPSU) - which have a combined membership of 100,000 - are refusing to acquiesce to pressure from the corporate and political elite and in a principled trade union stand against austerity are calling on working people to vote NO in Ireland’s referendum on the Treaty being held this Thursday: