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Nightmare to Let programme exposes exploitation in English Language Teaching sector

November 3rd: The programme Nightmare to Let, broadcast last night by RTE, exposed the exploitation of English language students, according to trade union Unite which organises teachers in the sector.  The union was responding to the allegation that the company … Continue reading

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Irish Rail strike: Unite warns of further escalation in absence of meaningful engagement

October 31st: Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Irish Rail strike, due to start at 00.01 hrs, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley this afternoon warned that the dispute may escalate further in the absence of meaningful engagement by management. Unite represents craft … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to defend Bombardier jobs!

The government must act to defend jobs and skills at Bombardier in Belfast The UK is the second biggest Boeing client globally. Wecall on the government to follow-through on their words and use their leverage to defend Northern Ireland jobs … Continue reading

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Iarnród Éireann: Unite members vote for industrial action

Union slams ‘orchestrated’ breakdown of WRC talks October 20th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Iarnród Éireann, today announced that nearly three-quarters of of members have voted for industrial action, up to and including strike action.  The news follows last … Continue reading

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Enactment of construction SEO welcome, but fight for travel time must continue

October 19th: Unite today welcomed the implementation of the construction Sectoral Employment Order recommended by the Labour Court in July, but warned that retention of the travel allowance is crucial to ensure that construction workers maintain and improve their living … Continue reading

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