Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

‘Grinch’ Capita Plc’s refusal to pay Labour Court recommendation highlights need to review public procurement rules

Unite members hand in letter to Paschal Donohoe Union says case points up deficiencies in collective bargaining provision Unite members today (Thursday 14 December) handed in a letter to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe highlighting Capita Plc’s ongoing refusal to pay … Continue reading

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Irish Rail: Unite members vote to accept Labour Court recommendation

Result down to workers’ determined action December 8th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Irish Rail, today (Friday) confirmed that members have voted to accept the recommendation issued by the Labour Court last month.  83 per cent of Unite members … Continue reading

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Health and social care workers: Discrimination against Section 39 staff must end

Unite set to support any SIPTU action to secure equality of treatment December 8th: Trade union Unite, which represents some employees providing social care in Section 39 agencies, has said today that its members would fully support any industrial action … Continue reading

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With €140 million in departmental contracts, Capita refuses to pay less than €500,000 to meet Labour Court recommendation

Unite members protest ongoing failure to pay Labour Court recommendation November 30th: Members of trade union Unite made redundant by AMT-Sybex, a subsidiary of outsourcing giant Capita, were joined today by supporters to protest against the company’s refusal to implement … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers meet Minister Mitchell O’Connor to highlight need for proper regulation

November 29th: English Language Teachers organised by trade union Unite today (Wednesday) met with the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, to highlight their concerns regarding abuses of workers’ rights in the thriving ELT sector.  The … Continue reading

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