Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

Motor Mechanics: Unite describes SIMI pay proposals as paltry

First pay rise in 13 years would do nothing to shrink gap with other trades Only collectively negotiated agreements will secure future of the sector Trade union Unite, which is organising motor mechanics throughout Ireland today (Sunday) said that proposals by … Continue reading

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Sectoral Employment Orders: Unite welcomes Supreme Court decision upholding constitutionality of SEOs

June 18th: In an initial response to the Supreme Court decision issued today (Friday), Unite welcomed the ruling that Sectoral Employment Orders are constitutional.  The union said that this provides a firm foundation to develop existing SEOs and establish additional ones … Continue reading

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As hospitality re-opens, workers remain locked out of decent work

Service comes with side order of exploitation Unite survey aims to paint true picture of working conditions As the public prepares to enjoy outdoor cafes, restaurants and pubs from tomorrow, trade union Unite today (Sunday) said that hospitality workers are … Continue reading

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Unite launches workers’ survey for hospitality and tourism

Former Ivy worker and Unite the Union Hospitality & Tourism Coordinator Julia Marciniak is today launching an online survey to gather and interpret working conditions and pay in the hospitality sector as many people return to work over the coming weeks. The confidential survey … Continue reading

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RSA accused of introducing ‘essential worker’ self-declaration without consultation

Unite warns that ability of learner drivers to self-declare may undermine public health measures Driving instructors concerned at GDPR implications of new system May 5th: Unite, which represents Approved Driving Instructors throughout Ireland, today (Sunday) accused the Road Safety Authority … Continue reading

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