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    Default ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    This says it all really and confirms our own Government are driving privatisations much harder than the Troika. The Technical Independent Group also confirm they had same response from Troika.........

    PRIVATISATION PLAN 'A BAD DEAL FOR IRELAND'

    22 Feb 2012


    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions said today that the plan to sell off state assets was a 'bad deal for Ireland' that could see the country lose control over the national energy sector at a time when energy security is paramount.


    Speaking in response to the Government announcement, Congress General Secretary David Begg said: "While there is a small element of relief that the scale is limited compared to previous privatisation plans, this is still a bad deal for Ireland.


    "At its most basic, we are parting with assets whose value has been built up over many generations just to pay off the debts of reckless gamblers and speculators.


    "Instead of harnessing our state sector to the aim of job creation and national recovery, we have positioned ourselves on the slippery slope of privatisation. Partial privatisations usually presage a full-scale sell off. Aer Lingus is proof of that.


    "It is made far worse by the fact that over time we will potentially compromise, or lose control over our national energy sector - when energy security is a paramount global concern," Mr Begg said.


    "There is an element of Ground Hog Day to this. A previous Government sold Eircom just as the digital age dawned and Ireland has been playing catch up ever since. The company was asset-stripped and wrecked. Now when energy security and energy generation are critical it is proposed to sell off, break up and weaken our energy sector. Strategically, it makes little sense."


    Mr Begg expressed disappointment that the Government had not accepted the alternative approach of a State Holding Company, as proposed by Congress.


    "This would potentially have provided a vehicle for attracting long-term private pension fund investment for job creation, without selling any tangible assets," he said.

    He also noted that in discussions Congress had held with the Troika, the latter had described privatisation as "marginal" to the programme for Ireland.

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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Is this the same David Begg that was on the audit committee of the central bank when all the messing was going on?

    The same David "fat cat" Begg from the board of Aer Lingus.

    Begg is part of the problem and offers no solutions.

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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Isn't it about time that the unions dropped their ties to Labour? They've been in power for almost a year, and have capitulated on every single issue, being more vicious in many ways in their attacks than FG (Burton, the Minister for Lifestyle Choices and Pat Rabitte, the Minister for Shell Communications and Natural Resources, are two examples that spring to mind).
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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuogid View Post
    Is this the same David Begg that was on the audit committee of the central bank when all the messing was going on?

    The same David "fat cat" Begg from the board of Aer Lingus.

    Begg is part of the problem and offers no solutions.
    And? He's largely correct in what he's saying here. What contention have you got with his statement?
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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Quote Originally Posted by antiestablishmentarian View Post
    Isn't it about time that the unions dropped their ties to Labour?
    Isn't it about time that the union members dropped their ties with the union leaders?

    Beards Begg and O'Connor were equally as complicit as Ahern, Seanie and the mob in the destruction of the country. Note that Begg and O'Conner are still paid a salary that many would be happy to win in the lottery. All they ever do is the odd press release of faux outrage. They are both fat cats that eat from the top table.

    Traitors.

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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Quote Originally Posted by antiestablishmentarian View Post
    And? He's largely correct in what he's saying here. What contention have you got with his statement?
    It the same as Willie O Dea giving out about FF.

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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    [quote=Tuogid;228863]

    Beards Begg and O'Connor were equally as complicit as Ahern, Seanie and the mob in the destruction of the country. Note that Begg and O'Conner are still paid a salary that many would be happy to win in the lottery. All they ever do is the odd press release of faux outrage. They are both fat cats that eat from the top table.
    Now that is pure rubbish. Also they got 80,000 to turn out for their protest against the Troika deal in November 2010, while your 'Revolutionary Council' was unable to get itself out of bed in time to release an online statement

    Traitors.
    Aren't we all?
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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuogid View Post
    It the same as Willie O Dea giving out about FF.
    Not really.
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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuogid View Post
    It the same as Willie O Dea giving out about FF.
    Whether Willie would be believed or not is another matter. To counter similar where David Begg is concerned I have included that the Independent group have confirmed that the Troika did state same at their meeting with them.
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    Default Re: ICTU/David Begg - Confirm Troika said Privatisations for Irish Programme "marginal"- Government Driven

    Quote Originally Posted by antiestablishmentarian View Post

    Now that is pure rubbish. Also they got 80,000 to turn out for their protest against the Troika deal in November 2010, while your 'Revolutionary Council' was unable to get itself out of bed in time to release an online statement

    Aren't we all?
    You will find that Begg and O'Connor were booed and jeered.

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