Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

Unite vows to defend pension rights, public sector workers

Pension age increase does not take account of glaring health inequalities Varadkar warned on strike restriction Unite successes in reversing NI public sector cuts highlighted May 23rd: This afternoon’s debate at Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy Conference in Belfast focussed on … Continue reading

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Economy, workers’ rights centre stage as Unite Policy Conference kicks off

Workers must not pay price for Brexit, says Jimmy Kelly Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy conference kicked off this morning (Tuesday May 23rd) with debates on the economy and workers’ rights.  The agenda is available for download here, and below are … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching: draft legislation leaves teachers behind

Unite slams absence of labour standards from proposed legislation Union unsuccessfully sought meeting with Education Minister Bruton May 18th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, said today that the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Amendment) Bill published this week ‘leaves teachers … Continue reading

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Bus Eireann: Unite members vote to accept Labour Court recommendation

Union calls on Government to announce timeline for promised stakeholder forum Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Eireann, announced today that its members have voted to accept the recommendation issued by the Labour Court last month. Pointing out that … Continue reading

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Bord na Mona: industrial action not ruled out as workers seek urgent meeting with management

Emergency meeting of Unite and TEEU craft workers demands reversal of decision Around 100 Unite and TEEU craft members working for Bord na Mona attended a general meeting tonight in Tullamore to consider today’s announcement that the Littleton peat briquette … Continue reading

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