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    Default Did FG/Labour resume threatening PS workers in order to grab the headlines from Micheál Martin?

    Interesting developments tonight regarding Croke Park 2.

    FG and Labour resumed the threats on public sector workers. Desperate not to pass legislation a list of doom scenarios were issued - Job cuts, increment freezes etc. . . . - with public sector unions given two weeks to come up with something.
    (Er. . .Someone should tell FG/Lab that there was a vote on this)

    This information became available on RTE's website one hour before Micheál Martin was due to address the FF Ard Fheis live on national TV.

    Currently it is the main headline on the RTÉ website. . . Relegating Martin to the secons spot.

    Now the timing of this apparent new information seems suspect to me. Saturday night at 7.30 PM. . . Just one hour before the leader of the opposition makes a speech on national television.

    FG and Labour appear to be resuming threatening public sector workers in order to screen out Martin's speech and grab the headlines.

    I'd say FG and Labour (especially Labour) have reached a new low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    Interesting developments tonight regarding Croke Park 2.

    FG and Labour resumed the threats on public sector workers. Desperate not to pass legislation a list of doom scenarios were issued - Job cuts, increment freezes etc. . . . - with public sector unions given two weeks to come up with something.
    (Er. . .Someone should tell FG/Lab that there was a vote on this)

    This information became available on RTE's website one hour before Micheál Martin was due to address the FF Ard Fheis live on national TV.

    Currently it is the main headline on the RTÉ website. . . Relegating Martin to the secons spot.

    Now the timing of this apparent new information seems suspect to me. Saturday night at 7.30 PM. . . Just one hour before the leader of the opposition makes a speech on national television.

    FG and Labour appear to be resuming threatening public sector workers in order to screen out Martin's speech and grab the headlines.

    I'd say FG and Labour (especially Labour) have reached a new low.
    Can't think of any other reason why Labour would tolerate this level of abuse of workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Can't think of any other reason why Labour would tolerate this level of abuse of workers.
    You won't win any prizes for understatement anyway. That comment is more suited to a thread on the Bangladesh Factory fire. A bit of perspective wouldn't go amiss.
    I care about all sorts of crap.

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    It's quite funny really. If they'd just ignored the soldiers of destiny they wouldn't have gotten half the publicity.
    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Can't think of any other reason why Labour would tolerate this level of abuse of workers.
    The original Croke Park Agreement was rejected by a number of unions at the time.

    I cannot remember any threats from the then Government - either before or after the unions voted.

    There is an astonishing level of arrogance coming from so called leaders with regard to the public sector.

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    I don't think so.

    Someone will run up to Micheal Martin's rostrum with an insert for his speech...

    "Even tonight we hear more intimidation and threats from the Government against ordinary workers in what has been from the beginning a woefully mis-handled attempt to reduce the public sector pay bill......" blah-de-blah

    If you want to push your rival off the front pages, you come up with good news, not bad--or hope a natural disaster somewhere in the world does the job for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post

    (Er. . .Someone should tell FG/Lab that there was a vote on this)
    Er ... someone should tell you that there is a Government commitment to generate €300m of savings from this year's PS paybill.

    My money's on the government making those savings - regardless of the moans from public enemy number one, Whiner Doran and his ilk.

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    Another public sector victim thread from RobertW. Do you ever get bored?
    Every single day that passes without mandatory redundancies in the PS is a day that the other ninety odd percent of the country can legitimately feel shat upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Foil Hat View Post
    Another public sector poor mouth thread from RobertW. Do you ever get bored?
    Every single day that passes without mandatory redundancies in the PS is a day that the other ninety odd percent of the country can legitimately feel shat upon.
    If you had half a brain you'd realise that this thread is about FG and Labour and the rise of FF in the polls.

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