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Workers let down as Bruton washes hands of responsibility for English Language Teachers

Unite slams suggestion that Department has no role in securing workers’ rights June 22nd: Trade union Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, has reacted angrily to a suggestion by the Department of Education that it has no role in regulating … Continue reading

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Protest hears Bruton must talk to English Language Teachers

Protest hears Bruton must talk to English Language Teachers Precarious work and low pay feeding profits as ELT sector booms “English Language Teachers are teachers too” June 21st: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today held a protest outside the … Continue reading

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Crane Operators set to strike for decent wages

Move comes as construction unions press for pay rises as part of Sectoral Employment Order  “Workers must share in construction recovery” June 19th: Trade union Unite – which represents over 90 per cent of Crane Operators in Ireland – announced … Continue reading

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James Joyce: Unite ELT members remember one of their own on Bloomsday

“Poor conditions have changed little since James Joyce was teaching” June 16th: As Bloomsday festivities take place through Dublin, trade union Unite today pointed out that James Joyce was himself an English Language Teacher and would recognise many of the … Continue reading

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Public sector pay proposals: modest advances long overdue as workers wait 12 years for restoration

Unite to consult with members in advance of balloting June 9th: Trade union Unite said today that the ‘modest advances’ made during negotiations for a successor to the Lansdowne Road Agreement were long overdue given that, by the end of … Continue reading

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