Let’s accept a smaller slice of a shrinking cake. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Irish public sector unions in crisis

  title={Let’s accept a smaller slice of a shrinking cake. The Irish Congress of Trade Unions and Irish public sector unions in crisis},
  author={Roland Erne},
  journal={Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research},
  pages={425 - 430}
  • R. Erne
  • Published 12 April 2013
  • Economics
  • Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research
At the time of writing, Irish unions are balloting their members about a new collective bargaining agreement for the public sector (Labour Relations Commission 2013). If a majority of union members in a majority of public sector unions within the Irish Congress of Trade Union (ICTU) endorses the proposed “Croke Park 2” agreement, it will come into force on the 1st July 2013. As a result, the public sector wage bill will be cut by another 7% with union approval, although public sector workers… 
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