Opinion: Do we still need unions?
- November 13th, 2017
- Jason O'Sullivan
The news that staff at Iarnród Éireann have suspended their industrial action over pay pending a ballot of members following a Labour Court recommendation, will be welcomed by rail passengers across the country and it is hoped further commuter havoc can now be avoided in the lead up to Christmas. Such turbulent times bring to focus the role of unions in modern Ireland, particularly for those non-members and citizens operating in the private sector writes Jason O’ Sullivan Solicitor and Public Affairs Consultant at J.O.S Solicitors.