Lisbon Treaty

Why Lisbon is bad for Workers’ Rights

Today at a press conference in the Davenport Hotel prominent Socialist Party spokepeople, accompanied by strike leaders from Coca Cola and MTL Dockworkers, laid out their opposition to the Lisbon Treaty, and explained how the treaty would undermine workers' rights.

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Big Business Out to Buy a ‘Yes’ to Lisbon

The pro-Lisbon political parties do not need to raise funds for the ‘Yes’ to Lisbon campaign. Big business is directly funding their side of the debate.

The announcement that Intel and Ryanair will spend hundreds of thousands of euro to try to achieve a Yes vote in the upcoming Lisbon Treaty represents an unconcealed attempt by big business to shape politics in its favour.

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Lisbon Guarantees Change Nothing

Less than two weeks after the Euro Election campaign a Euro related charade is about to be visited on the Irish people. We are now being told that the FiannaFail/Green Party Coalition Government will present us with the Lisbon Treaty for a vote in late September or early October as soon as the EU Heads of State agree ‘legal guarantees’ apparently clarifying what the Treaty really means.

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Lisbon Means More Privatisation

Less than two weeks after the Euro Election campaign a Euro related charade is about to be visited on the Irish people. We are now being told that the FiannaFail/Green Party Coalition Government will present us with the Lisbon Treaty for a vote in late September or early October as soon as the EU Heads of State agree ‘legal guarantees’ apparently clarifying what the Treaty really means.

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Lisbon & Workers’ Rights

The issue of how workers' rights, which has been consistently raised by the Socialist Party, is shaping up to be a key issue in this campaign. Here Joe Higgins outlines how Lisbon undermines workers rights.

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