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Congress says time to abandon failed austerity and build a fair recovery
SIPTU calls for caution in regard to use of internships
Survey finds that 94% of young people do not want to emigrate
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James Connolly Bridge campaign petition
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SIPTU shop steward elected on to St. James Hospital Board
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Derry May Day and the Factory Girls
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Galway’s trade union heritage celebrated
End Bangladesh's anti-union laws
View of Dublin City from the top of Liberty Hall
Caution needed over IBEC call to ease back on austerity
Global Labour Column
Action X Protest
James Connolly Memorial Lecture
Darkness into Light 5K Walk/Run
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Larkin Credit Union
The James Plunkett Short Story Award
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Congress says time to abandon failed austerity and build a fair recovery

Congress General Secretary David Begg said on Wednesday (1st May) that the gains of Social Europe for working people were being dramatically eroded and undermined by synchronised austerity across the European Union.

“The citizens of Ireland and the citizens of Europe know full well that mass unemployment and widespread misery are no basis for recovery, let alone the building of a decent society and a better future for all,” he said.

“Here at home, Congress is calling for a major shift in policy with the creation of jobs and stimulating growth becoming the focal points for government. We need to urgently begin the process of rebuilding and recovery – and that will not happen by following policy prescriptions that even the head of the European Commission concedes have gone too far,” Begg concluded.

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