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Minimum Wage:  Unite seeks €2 increase to €12.50 from November 1st

Union tells Low Pay Commission aim should be to raise wage floor to 66% of median earnings Low pay is bad for business says Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock Trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors, this week … Continue reading

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Language training for refugees: Unite calls for engagement with ELTs

May 2nd: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers throughout Ireland, has called on the Government to engage with ELTs in order to develop a robust model of language teaching provision for refugees and asylum seekers. Commenting, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer Richie … Continue reading

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Hospitality: Unite meets with Tanaiste’s officials to discuss service charges

Service charges must go to those providing the service “Unclear policy is usually unfair” says Unite General Secretary April 24th: Unite, which represents hospitality workers throughout Ireland, recently met with officials in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to … Continue reading

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Unite warns check test backlog may leave driving instructors and learners in limbo

Union calls for permits to be extended while backlog is cleared February 16th: Unite, which represents Approved Driving Instructors throughout Ireland, has called on the Road Safety Authority to extend instructors’ permits while the RSA works through the backlog of … Continue reading

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Unite response to ‘Tips’ legislation: Ring-fencing of tips welcome, but concern at mandatory service charges

Union warns that mandatory service charge could reinforce profits while reducing customer tipping January 31st: Trade union Unite, which represents hospitality workers throughout Ireland, has written to the Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, outlining the … Continue reading

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