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New battles against cuts in Ireland

Issue No. 2192

Trade union leaders in Ireland have been forced to announce a new series of strikes over pay cuts, job losses and attacks on pensions.

Greek workers have repeatedly stressed that “We are not Ireland”.

They say they will not accept the kind of cuts that have gone through in Ireland.

Action short of a strike has been in force across many sectors of the public and civil service in Ireland since 25 January.

Now Irish workers may be striking again. Public sector workers’ gross incomes have fallen by up to 14 percent in the last year.


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