Category Archives: Solidarity

Attempt by NAMA receiver to evict homeless from Apollo House reminiscent of worst excesses of Victorian-era landlordism

Unite Regional Secretary blasts NAMA receivers for ‘No Room at the Inn’ attitude Forcing homeless back onto streets in the heart of winter will result in more deaths amidst government inaction December 20th: Speaking ahead of the court case [tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Protests in Derry and Waterford demand Schivo Chief Executive meets union over Maydown job losses and union-busting

Fifteen redundancies announced at Maydown Precision Engineering since transfer to Schivo  Management withhold approximately £10,000 of union membership dues paid by workforce  August 27th: Trade union Unite has led protests at Waterford and Derry over union-busting behaviour  at Derry-based Maydown … Continue reading

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Over one million women North and South experiencing poverty or social exclusion

Low wages, precarious work and low social protection supports among factors contributing to crisis Over one million women throughout the island of Ireland are experiencing poverty and social exclusion according to a Unite briefing note released today (5 March 2015) … Continue reading

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Remarks by Jimmy Kelly at Gaza Solidarity rally

July 26th: Speaking outside the Israeli Embassy in Dublin today, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said the Irish Government’s decision to abstain on last Thursday’s UNHCR vote to establish an independent commission of enquiry into human rights abuses in Gaza … Continue reading

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Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly’s tribute to Nelson Mandela

[From the Unite ezine] December 9th: Amid the avalanche of tributes paid to Nelson Mandela since his death last Thursday, our fellow trade unionists in the Congress of South African Trade Unions put it best when they noted that he … Continue reading

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