Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Irish Social Partnership Unravelling?
Back now refreshed from two weeks in an extremely rainy Ireland.
Whilst over their it was clear that the economic slowdown and looming depression were taking their toll on the long-standing social partnership agreement between the trade union movement and the state.
An interesting example of this was reported in the Irish Independent and like similar stories there reports on employers renaging on pay agreements established under this partnership.
Although have similar examples of this historically in the UK do you think that it is something that UK unions should return to or if anything resist?
As usual, your comments are welcome.