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Jimmy Kelly’s call for a General Strike against the cuts and austerity in the four year plan and the budget which it is to be discussed by  ICTU this week should be welcomed by all trade unionists and socialists in the state.  The scale of the measures that are being proposed and the long term implications will have a huge effect on working people and “social partnership” won’t stop the attacks. The cuts in the minimum wage and the tax increases on the lowest paid workers are examples which demonstrate that unlike the cuts directed against the public sector workers the four year plan means that all workers are under threat.