SIPTU votes not to support 'watered down' Lisbon Treaty

SIPTU has voted not to support, what is has labelled, 'a watered down' version of the Lisbon Treaty.

The country's largest union says the Treaty exposes workers to free market aspects, while denying them the benefit of balancing measures which are integral to it.

The union's National Executive Council decided today to insist on a Government commitment to legislate for a right to the benefits of proper collective bargaining before lending its support to the Treaty.

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