Oh yeah, and they want to fund a stimulus to boot :
SIPTU proposes alternatives to Croke Park cuts - RTÉ News
The stimulus is directly connected with wanting to keep bubble era pay - this is as Siptu clearly believe that the economic output of the Celtic Tiger years were justified and need to be returned to. Also the call for stimulus will go down well with Labour backbenchers so things could get very messy ahead. Fact is our Public Sector workfare programme is already a massive stimulus , funded as it is by borrowing.SIPTU President Jack O'Connor has proposed that €1bn worth of savings could be achieved through the proceeds of the promissory note deal and increasing taxes on the wealthy.
He believes proper use of this funding, along with a "significant off balance sheet stimulus programme"