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Adams Calls On Minister To Sit Down With Nipsa

20 February, 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has added his voice to those demanding that the British Direct Rule Minister Ian Pearson ends the bullying of the Nipsa workers engaged in industrial action and instead sits down with union representatives and resolves the dispute.

Mr Adams said:

"The bullying attitude being adopted by the Minister Ian Pearson regarding the Civil Service workers currently engaged in industrial action is unacceptable. This sort of Thatcherite, cavalier approach to industrial relations will not work.

"Mr Pearson needs to sit down with Nipsa and find an equitable solution to this dispute through dialogue. Threatening or suspending workers involved in this action does not contribute to an environment in which this dispute can be resolved." ENDS

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