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Comment #995788 by Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser Mar 6th 2013, 8:51 PM #

To all Physicians, Gardai, Ambulance, and Nurses…..Enough is enough!!!

The “gathering” is growing stronger by the day with national and international support!

You’re not alone…. Vote No!

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Croke Park 2: Four unions to launch joint No campaign

Croke Park 2: Four unions to launch joint No campaign

The INMO, IMO, CPSU and Unite are to launch their joint campaign against the Croke Park proposals tomorrow.


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    Mar 6th 2013, 9:06 PM

    Well said..!! Vote no!!!

    Favourite Regonald Timpson
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    Mar 6th 2013, 9:49 PM

    Not everyone rejects a 20% salary increase like the one back near the time of the millennium.

    What hasn’t been discussed in this otherwise excellent article of public sector unions is the incremental effects of their efforts; and the impact that will have going forward on the public’s perception of them. But through the incremental effects of union activity over many years, the outsized benefits have remained but the wages have risen dramatically. And the cost of the public sector pensions deficit is but one factor in the snowballing cost of the civil service: another major one is the dramatically higher number of administrators and aides that now inhabit the system from very low numbers just a few years ago; and they’re also unionized and also earning high wages relative to the private sector.

    The problem is unions that set out to address what they perceive as unfairness for their members, achieve their objectives but don’t know where or when to stop: it’s really not in their nature to stop.

    So, it will be left to the public to rebel, and they will do it by voting out candidates who take money from unions and otherwise defend union interests. Enda Kenny should take heed, if he has continued interests in the populace.

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    Mar 6th 2013, 9:55 PM

    @Reg, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

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    Mar 6th 2013, 11:15 PM

    Reg, I would have to agree with at least some of the points you’re making if you had bothered to get your stats right. Why would you quote statistics on pay from 2000-2008? Pay and conditions have disimproved greatly in the last 5 years and yes you’re right, some staff have lost more pay than others…which is exactly why this deal has to be rejected- because it doesn’t address the wastage in the public finances you so emphatically point out and instead it butchers salaries of frontline workers while other sectors seem to be favoured. Also your general, sweeping insult of teachers-although it seems to be a national sport these days- doesn’t fly. Seeing that you are so fond of stats, did you ever look at the OECD figures for teaching hours? Go on, look them up! You and your likeminded selfrighteous friends who think they’re still in the playground where it’s me against them when it comes to public and private sector are hopefully becoming the minority these days. This is bigger than just a few conditions for a few public servants, this is about the Irish people finally standing up to the bullies that are the government or the troika and telling them that we will not be walked over any longer! Time to reclaim some of the power.


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