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Irish Times - Workers who fought for better deal after losing jobs an ‘inspiration’ says Campbell

Former rugby international describes dispute as an ‘eye-opener’ at book launch

Former Debenhams workers, who ended their 406-day battle for improved redundancy terms earlier this year, have been described as “a total inspiration” and deserving of “huge admiration” by former rugby international Oliver Campbell. Mr Campbell, who played out-half for Ireland from 1976 to 1984 and a was crucial to Ireland’s success in the 1982 Five Nations championship, was speaking at the publication of a book documenting the dispute. He had been invited to the event in Dublin on Wednesday by the book’s co-author, Fergus Dowd.


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