Unions call on government to unblock bargaining

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The public sector trade union federations - Fp-Cgil Cisl-Fp Uil-Fpl and Uil-Pa - have called on the government to lift its freeze on collective bargaining in the public sector in advance of a high court ruling expected on 23 June. There has been no collective bargaining for six years and so public sector workers have seen their pay frozen and eroded by inflation over that period which has had major implications for demand in the economy. The unions argue that what was initially presented as an emergency measures threatens to become something more permanent and they will be organising major assemblies in the north, centre and south of the country in anticipation of further action to support their call for an immediate start to collective bargaining.
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