Monthly Archives: July 2014

Waterford Crystal pensions: Unite accepts invitation to refer matter to LRC

July 27th: Unite today announced that it is accepting an invitation to refer the Waterford Crystal pensions dispute to the Labour Relations Commission in the hope that a settlement can be reached. In April 2013, the European Court of Justice … Continue reading

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Remarks by Jimmy Kelly at Gaza Solidarity rally

July 26th: Speaking outside the Israeli Embassy in Dublin today, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said the Irish Government’s decision to abstain on last Thursday’s UNHCR vote to establish an independent commission of enquiry into human rights abuses in Gaza … Continue reading

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Bord na Mona workers being squeezed as company reports record profits

Instead of pay increases workers threatened with pay cuts July 22nd: Responding to today’s news that Bord na Mona has reported record profits in excess of €50 million – up a staggering 114 per cent on last year’s figures – … Continue reading

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Unite donates €10,000 to Greyhhound workers’ support fund

Members of Unite and US United Steelworkers union visit picket line Jimmy Kelly says Greyhound workers can count on solidarity of entire trade union movement July 22nd: Speaking during a visit to the Greyhound picket line in Clondalkin today, Unite … Continue reading

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Well-schooled in exploitation

Well-schooled in exploitation: union protestors accuse Department of Education of helping sponsor ‘race to the bottom’ on school building projects Unite members were among those protesting this morning (Friday July 18th) outside St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra and the Department … Continue reading

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