Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bord Gais Energy: Focus must be on long-term protection of workers’ terms and conditions following privatisation decision

December 15th: Commenting on the Government’s surprise decision to sell the retail arm of Bord Gais Energy to Centrica, trade union Unite – a member of the Bord Gais Group of Unions – has said that the focus must be … Continue reading

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Food poverty: Unite and Mandate issue county-by-county figures on food poverty

One-in-ten suffer food poverty nationally, figures higher in some counties Union leaders call for immediate aid to organisations providing food assistance, followed by Emergency Relief Budget in 2014 December 15th: Trade unions Mandate and Unite today issued Hungry for Action, … Continue reading

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Following meeting with Minister Bruton, Unite says all avenues to save MSD jobs must be explored

Union concerned at mounting job losses in pharmaceutical sector December 13th: Representatives of Unite yesterday evening (Thursday 12 December) met with Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Richard Bruton and IDA officials in a bid to retain the maximum possible number … Continue reading

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MSD: Unite to meet Minister Bruton to explore job retention options

December 10th: Following the announcement last month that pharmaceuticals manufacturer MSD plans to close its Swords plant by the end of 2017 with the loss of 570 jobs, Unite – which represents almost 400 workers in the facility – today … Continue reading

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Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly’s tribute to Nelson Mandela

[From the Unite ezine] December 9th: Amid the avalanche of tributes paid to Nelson Mandela since his death last Thursday, our fellow trade unionists in the Congress of South African Trade Unions put it best when they noted that he … Continue reading

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