IMPACT furious at Coughlan as strike gets underway

The Labour Relations Commission has been asked to intervene in major industrial action due to get underway across the public sector today.

More than 300 thousand teachers, nurses and members of IMPACT and the Craft group of unions are staging a work-to-rule in protest at Government pay cuts in December's Budget.

Meanwhile the IMPACT union says it is incensed by Tanaiste Mary Coughlan's comments at the weekend when she refused to rule out further pay cuts.

Donegal spokesperson Ritchie Curruthers says the government is clearly playing hard ball and an escalation in strike action can be expected:

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