ICTU to campaign against Govt cuts

ICTU to campaign against Govt cuts

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has said it will embark on a campaign of action to oppose the Government's austerity measures.

ICTU said the plan to reduce the budget deficit to 3% by 2014 would be totally counter-productive and could plunge the country into a prolonged depression.

However Congress admits it will be difficult to persuade the Government against what it describes as a nonsensical and unachievable objective.

Further details of the campaign - including street demonstrations - will be announced by ICTU next week.

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