Monthly Archives: May 2014

Unite disappointed at response from Department of Social Protection regarding workfare schemes

Department fails to address dangers inherent in compulsory employment programmes May 8th: Trade union Unite today expressed disappointment at the response received on behalf of Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to the union’s representations regarding mandatory elements in the Gateway … Continue reading

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Introducing water charges now could cost up to 3,000 jobs, warns Unite

Charges will reduce consumer spending, throttle job creation Proposed charges bad for economy and bad for low-income households, says Jimmy Kelly May 6th: Responding today to the Government’s announcement of the proposed water charges model, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly … Continue reading

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Unite warns that current health insurance proposals could undermine social solidarity

Union says not too late to introduce social-insurance based model with single public-sector provider May 1st: In a statement issued following its April meeting, the Irish Executive Committee of Unite expressed support for the principle of Universal Health Insurance but … Continue reading

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Recovery being undermined by uncompetitively low wages says Unite

Domestic demand recession will only be ended by wage-led strategies May 1st: Irish wages are uncompetitively low and this is undermining any nascent recovery that may be taking place, according to Unite researcher Michael Taft. He was speaking in Cork … Continue reading

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