05/11/2012

SIPTU President To Outline 'New Course' Of Economic Recovery

SIPTU President, Jack O’Connor, will outline a 'New Course' for economic recovery and growth at 6.30 pm today, 5th November, in the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway.

At the seminar, organised by the SIPTU Galway District Committee, Jack O’Connor will present an overview of the Irish economy and outline why the fiscal strategy set out in the Troika agreement cannot succeed.

Mr O'Connor said: "The fiscal strategy set out in the Troika agreement is not working. The one sided austerity will not succeed. The centerpiece of the 'New Course' is a plan to generate 25,000 new jobs by the end of 2013 and 50,000 by the end of 2014."

The Galway District Committee seminar is open to all SIPTU representatives, activists and members.

SIPTU Organiser, Diane Jackson, said: "A good attendance is expected from across the various sectors of the union. Following the seminar the SIPTU Galway District Committee will begin a campaign of lobbying elected representatives across the county’s two constituencies to encourage them to endorse the “New Course” for economic recovery and growth."

(CD/GK)

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