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Final day of Unite’s Irish Policy Conference hears motions covering equalities, organising and industrial areas

On the second day of Unite’s Sixth Irish Policy Conference in Malahide, delegates debated a range of motions covering equalities, organising and industrial areas, as well as the public sector.  Speakers also addressed motions on political and social action. Introducing … Continue reading

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Unite Irish Policy Conference 2022: Cost of living crisis and workers’ rights dominate first day of conference

The first day of Unite’s Sixth Irish Policy Conference in Malahide today (Monday) was dominated by motions on workers’ rights and energy costs. Patricia King says cost of living crisis needs be to challenged head-on The Conference started with an … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage: Government must set aside Low Pay Commission recommendation

Unite accuses Government of ripping up Living Wage commitment Unite this morning (Wednesday) called on the Government to set aside the Low Pay Commission report which recommends an increase in the hourly Minimum Wage of just 80 cent to €11.30.  … Continue reading

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Unions demand significant increase in Minimum Wage

September 8th: Connect, CWU, FSU, SIPTU and Unite have supported the call by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, in its pre-budget submission, for a significant increase in the minimum wage. In a joint statement, the unions said:   “The Government … Continue reading

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Premier Periclase must be fast-tracked for assistance under new scheme

Management and government urged to work with unions to secure jobs Trade unions Unite and Connect, which represent workers at the Drogheda magnesia plant Premier Periclase, have welcomed the news that the European Commission last week approved a scheme of … Continue reading

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