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


RobertW

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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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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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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.
 

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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.
 

RobertW

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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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(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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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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is it not now time for the gov to schit or get off the pot, they are like the three (sorry two) little pigs, they have huffed, now they have puffed, so will they blow the house down.
 

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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.
No. This thread is about you, and the fact that you are delusional about the ability of this country to cough up for your lotto ticket - like every single one of your PS threads.
 

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I'd say FG and Labour (especially Labour) have reached a new low.
No Robert me love. They reached a new low when they hit the carers. Today they are playing politics. It's quite refreshing really. Instead of bashing the old, the sick, the poorly paid and the unemployed, they are hitting other corrupt political animals. Keep their minds of us for a while, well, until the eFFers fade back into the woodwork with the rest of the opposition.
 

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No. This thread is about you, and the fact that you are delusional about the ability of this country to cough up for your lotto ticket - like every single one of your PS threads.
About me?

Sorry. . . I wasn't the one who released information regarding CP2 tonight. . . Just before Martins speech.

:roll:
 

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No Robert me love. They reached a new low when they hit the carers. Today they are playing politics. It's quite refreshing really. Instead of bashing the old, the sick, the poorly paid and the unemployed, they are hitting other corrupt political animals. Keep their minds of us for a while, well, until the eFFers fade back into the woodwork with the rest of the opposition.
When they hit carers and at the same time give jobs and salary increases to their cronies, Lets never forget that.
 

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When they hit carers and at the same time give jobs and salary increases to their cronies, Lets never forget that.
Or LABOUR extending the Job Bridge Scheme to include the disabled. . .that was a good one.
 

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Er ... someone should tell you that there is a Government commitment to generate €300m of savings from this year's PS paybill.
They fúcked their prospects of doing that when Knob Noonan FFailed to vote against handing €843,000pa to Rich Gouger.

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

RedC FG 28% (nc), Lab 11% (-2), FF 25% (+1), SF 16% (+2), Ind 20% (-1).

"The government should cut public service pay."

- Agree 30%, Disagree 50%, DN 20%

The govt should accept unions' position and renegotiate Croke Park deal."

- Agree 56%, Disagree 23%, DN 21%

"Government should ease off on austerity by reducing pubic spending cuts."

- Agree 54%, Disagree 25%, DN 21%"
 

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Can't think of any other reason why Labour would tolerate this level of abuse of workers.
STUPIDITY, my dear. !
And fear of the EU bosses of course.
Past time our elected representatives told the EU suits what to do with their demands.
Shame that we are crawlers and cringers to those who dictate how we run our country.
 
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Labour has nowhere else to go. It's voters are traditionally anti-FF.
 

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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.
Doran is ANYTHING but a whinger.
He, the IMO, CPSU and other union reps acted on behalf of their members.
Tell me, if you think 23,000 euro is adequate salary for an honour's graduate following four year's study.
NOBODY would ''whinge'' if fair play were enforced. However, as most people know this is not so.
I do not compare. However, banker's salaries and bonuses are untouched. Judges,( also PS) may contribute IF THEY LIKE.
Dossers in the upper echelons of HSE should be thinned out to a third of the number.
When and if these moneywasting areas contribute pro rata, then the ''WHINGERS'' will desist.
 
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