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26 November 2009 Edition

Attempts to divide and conquer workers must be resisted

26 November 2009

A quarter of a million public service workers staged a one-day stoppage across the 26 Counties on Tuesday. The extensive areas of the country hit by flooding were exempted from the action and workers in the emergency and other front-line services made huge efforts to assist those hit by the deluge. Wide sections of the media, in a grossly hypocritical exercise, praised the public service workers in the flooded areas and heaped abuse on those who joined the stoppage. It seems that when emergency service workers risk their lives to help others they are heroes but when they take limited industrial action to defend the falling incomes of themselves and their families they are villains. Free article

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