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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 March 2009

Council pay fiasco

The fiasco of the local government pay claim for 2008/9 has ended with an additional 0.3% awarded following ACAS arbitration, bringing the total award up to 2.75%.

This award came after the unions had submitted their claim for 2009/10. It follows a successful two day strike in July last year.

The union leaders are now facing two ways about whether 2.75% is a good settlement or not for public sector workers. Last year they unsuccessfully attempted to reopen pay talks for NHS workers, on the basis that the 2.75% rise was insufficient, but now they have welcomed 2.75% for local government workers!

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War and terrorism

Northern Ireland: Sectarian violence returns

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