Monthly Archives: December 2013

ESB workers’ pension rights secured thanks to determined action by unions

December 8th: Unite, the largest union represented in the ESB, this evening welcomed the resolution of the dispute mediated by the Labour Relations Commission. Unite official Richie Browne, a member of the Group of Unions’ negotiating team, said that – … Continue reading

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Pfizer job losses a blow for workers and community

Union official to meet management at earliest opportunity Responding to today’s news (04 December 2013) that pharmaceuticals company Pfizer intends shedding around 150 jobs at its Newbridge facility in 2014, Unite – which represents around 50 craft workers at the … Continue reading

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Unite praises Students’ Union members ‘Lock-in’ at UU Coleraine in support of striking staff

Union leader welcomes student masterclass in solidarity December 3rd: Speaking today, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said that Students’ Union members at the University of Ulster in Coleraine have provided what he termed “a masterclass in solidarity”.  The students today … Continue reading

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‘Lockout’ at Bord na Mona ended to workers’ satisfaction

Engagement between unions and management achieves positive outcome for employees December 2nd: Unite official Tom Fitzgerald – speaking on behalf of the Craft Group of Unions at Bord na Mona’s Blackwater facility – today said that the ‘Lockout’ of workers … Continue reading

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