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' Frustrated by politics 'says Frank Cousins

26th August 1966, Page 24
26th August 1966
Page 24
Page 24, 26th August 1966 — ' Frustrated by politics 'says Frank Cousins
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Keywords : Cousins, Politics, Labor

THE Transport and General Workers' Union was not prepared to stand aside and let industrial agreements be broken "simply on the direction of a Government" said general secretary Mr. Frank Cousins at the TGWU's all-Ireland conference last week. Employers, he said, must honour these agreements in spite of the Government's freeze policy.

He added : "We are satisfied that we have an army of helpers ready to assist in bringing to fruition the beliefs we hold."

Perhaps anticipating the line of attack at the TUC and Labour Party conferences in September and October, Mr. Cousins asserted: "It is a tragedy that the employers and ourselves are willing to talk real efficiency and we are being frustrated by political influences". J.D.


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