70,000 to join public sector industrial action

“The government is not prepared to reverse pay cuts already introduced for staff in the public service in return for co-operation with reform plans, official sources indicated yesterday. The move comes as up to 70,000 members of Siptu are today set to join in the industrial action being carried out by other public service unions in protest at the pay cuts introduced in the budget …” (more)

[Stephen Collins and Martin Wall, Irish Times, 1 February]

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