Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Are the Unions finally about to stand up for the people?

SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika

SIPTU PRESIDENT JACK O’Connor has described further dialogue between the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and the Troika as ‘at best, pointless’.
He made the comments following yesterday’s meeting between Congress representatives and the EU/ECB/IMF in Dublin.
He commented:
These meetings serve no useful purpose whatsoever. Indeed, their only motivation is quite clearly to provide some veneer of consultation. The fact of the matter is that these people are simply bagmen for the big European banks who are not interested in hearing any alternatives to their wage devaluation strategy.
O’Connor said that this “agenda”, “is impoverishing working people in Ireland and across Europe” and is being driven “with relentless ideological zeal and in total disregard for the overwhelming evidence that one sided austerity is not working”.

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