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Spike Island dismissals: Unite to meet with SIDC and Cork Co Council this afternoon

October 1st: Trade union Unite, which represents two workers dismissed by Spike Island Tours on foot of their campaign for sanitary facilities, today announced that they will be meeting with Spike Island Development Company and Cork Co Council. Spike Island … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Your Rights as a Worker – UPDATED 25 September

Frequently Asked Questions – UPDATED 25 September 2020 The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to evolve and Unite will continue updating our advice as dictated by circumstances.  The measures announced by the Government at the start of the pandemic resulted in … Continue reading

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Brendan Ogle: Trade unions cannot allow lowest-paid workers to be abandoned

Unite welcomes Congress decision to withdraw from Low Pay Commission September 23rd: Unite’s Senor Officer in the Republic of Ireland, Brendan Ogle, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the decision by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to withdraw from the Low Pay Commission … Continue reading

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Mechanical workers secure agreement with employers following threat of industrial action

Agreement also sends signal to non-mechanical employers September 18th: Unite, which represents mechanical workers throughout Ireland, today (Friday) said that unions have secured an agreement with employers in the MEBSCA section of the CIF which will ensure payment of agreed … Continue reading

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MEBSCA employers issued with notice of industrial action

Employers deemed in breach of collective agreement September 15th:  During a meeting today (Tuesday) between mechanical employers represented by MEBSCA-CIF and the MEBSCA unions Unite and Connect, at which employers refused to commit to paying the 2.7 % pay increase … Continue reading

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