Monthly Archives: March 2015

Unite urges solidarity with Dunnes Stores workers on Thursday

Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly says strike important for all workers March 31st: Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly today urged members of Unite as well as the general public to show solidarity with workers at Dunnes Stores in advance of their … Continue reading

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Devastating cuts to Roads Service maintenance budget will compromise Road Safety

Reduction proposed to inspections regime, range of potholes patched and materials budget  Unite is consulting workers on response to management proposals March 30: Unite’s Regional Officer with responsibility for employees at the Roads Service, Gareth Scott has warned about the … Continue reading

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Rally for Daisy Hill Stroke Department shows huge public support

Time for parties to ‘serve the community’ and stop jostling for self-promotion March 30: Local chair of the Unite in the Community branch, Martin McKeown, welcomed the massive demonstration of support for the Stroke Department but urged all parties to … Continue reading

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Unite archaeologists vote not to accept work paying less than Living Wage

March 30th: Members of Unite’s Archaeology Branch have voted unanimously not to accept jobs paying below the Living Wage of €11.45 per hour. The Living Wage was calculated last year as the minimum necessary to provide a minimum acceptable standard … Continue reading

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‘Wage Recovery Package’ needed to end low pay crisis

Figures show widening gap between low-paid and higher earners Unite calls for ‘Wage Recovery Package’ including Minimum Wage increase, enhanced JLCs and new labour rights legislation March 29th: Commenting on figures showing that over a quarter of all workers are … Continue reading

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