Two-tier epic nears its end

Hellowell, Mark
September 2004
Public Private Finance;Sep2004, Issue 86, p7
Trade Publication
Focuses on the issue for putting an end to the battle between government, unions and businesses over the existence of a two-tier workforce in public services following new commitments from Prime Minister, Tony Blair in Great Britain. Impact of the prime minister's failure to act on the issue on the relations between the labor leadership and union leaders; Recommitment of Blair to introduce new regulations on the two-tier workforce; Request of TUC general secretary Brendan Barber on the prime minister to register his personal enthusiasm for the deal as a sign of his good intentions.


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