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Pearson Criticised Over Civil Service Action

17 February, 2004


Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has demanded that Ian Pearson 'stop acting like a bully boy' and begin proper negotiations with the Civil Service union. Ms Gildernew's comments come after reports that a member of staff involved in the industrial action has been suspended.

Ms Gildernew said:

"Ian Pearson claims to belong to a Labour party. Yet he is prepared to stand by and watch Trade Union members involved in industrial action be suspended from their jobs.

"It would be more appropriate for Mr Pearson to stop acting like a bully boy and sit down with the Union representatives and negotiate an end to the current dispute." ENDS

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