More Irish Unions Back Referendum No Vote
April 29, 2012 • 9:59AM

More Irish trade unions are lining up for a NO vote in the upcoming national referendum on the European austerity treaty. In an almost unanimous vote, taken at the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) annual delegate conference in Cork, the union has decided to enter the No to the austerity treaty fight.

The decision comes after the Labour Party head and Tainaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Eamon Gilmore used scare tactics against those wanting to vote NO and threatened public employees by saying that their pay is tied to government budgets, and if a No vote prevailed, and a second bailout was needed, there would be no money to pay their wages. Clearly the CPSU didn't believe Gilmore's lies or threats.

CPSU now joins UNITE, TEEU, and Mandate unions in their opposition to the treaty.