David Begg has been general secretary for ICTU since 2001.
Jack O'Connor has been in charge of SIPTU since 2003.
Liam Doran seems to have been around forever in charge of (the largely female) nurses.
1. Is it time for them, and other pre-bust leaders, to move on?
2. Will their continued "leadership" serve their members?
3. Has their full participation in the Ahern era social partnership compromised their authority?
4. Are they overpaid relative to their members?
5. Given that government, senior civil service in finance, banks have all seen change at the top - is it time for the unions to change leaders?
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Note: I'm not a member of any union but their necessity to protect the working conditions of their members is indisputable (except by those with Reagan/Thatcher fantasies who usually use the term "beards". I'm am also considering attending today's march but I would find it very difficult to listen through any speech by David Begg without booing.