Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

Premier Periclase: Nine-week strike ends following Labour Court recommendation

Trade union Unite, which represents workers at Drogheda magnesia plant Premier Periclase, today (Friday) announced that its members will be returning to work on Monday 19 October following nine weeks on the picket line.  The decision follows a Labour Court recommendation … Continue reading

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Brendan Ogle: Pandemic Budget benefits usual suspects

Opportunity to rethink economy missed Business supports must be contingent on improved workers’ rights October 13th: In an initial response to Budget 2021, trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors, today said that the Budget fails to lay … Continue reading

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Update: Spike Island workers reinstated

October 1st: “Spike Island Development DAC and UNITE the Union confirm that following a meeting today all issues have been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties. The staff concerned are returning to work for Spike (SIDC) for the remainder … Continue reading

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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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