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Unions Arguing Over Money We Don’t Have

Apr 23, 2013

In the context of SIPTU’s announcement today (23/04/13), Chambers Ireland has restated its position that the unions must be more realistic about the financial realities that Ireland currently faces following the rejection of Croke Park II.

Speaking this morning, Seán Murphy, Chambers Ireland Deputy Chief Executive said, “The simple fact is that we are arguing over money the country doesn’t have. We are still borrowing over €1 billion a month and the savings from the promissory notes deal have no bearing on this.”

“Increasing taxes will not stimulate the economy but rather further damage consumer confidence which remains one of the biggest problems facing this country.”

“Government and unions must work together to deliver a sustainable cost base that assures front line services and the jobs and positions of all public servants,” he concluded.

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For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email amy.woods@chambers.ie

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