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Bargaining for Progress: presentations to seminar on collective bargaining

Unite held a seminar on collective bargaining – Bargaining for Progress – in Dublin on May 10th.  Click here to download the presentation given by Congress General Secretary Patricia King. A presentation focused on the 2015 Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act … Continue reading

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Remarks delivered at Unite seminar on collective bargaining

May 10th: Giving the closing keynote at today’s seminar on collective bargaining organised by Unite the Union, Congress General Secretary Patricia King said:  “There is a clear and direct causal link between low pay, deepening inequality and the absence of … Continue reading

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Irish Life: Decision to close pension scheme down to greed rather than need

Jackie Pollock says workers backed by Unite strike fund amounting to tens of millions April 24th: Speaking on the Irish Life picket line in Dublin today, Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock said the decision by Great West Lifeco and Irish … Continue reading

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Irish Life dispute: Second strike day set for April 24th

Irish workers squeezed as Great West Lifeco dividends rise Union challenges company to explain why Ireland singled out for scheme closure April 19th:  Unite today announced that a second day of strike action at Irish Life will take place on … Continue reading

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Irish Life workers set to strike on Thursday in defence of pensions

24-hour stoppage follows decisive vote for action April 10th: Close to 800 Unite members in Irish Life will be taking strike action on Thursday (April 12th) in a dispute centred on the company’s unilateral decision to close the workers’ Defined … Continue reading

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