Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

Peter Mark abolishes new training fee following Unite campaign

Workers to receive entitlements backdated to March 4th Victory comes on eve of Unite conference  May 12th Unite, which represents workers in the hairdressing sector, today (Sunday) welcomed Peter Mark’s decision to abolish a new ‘training fee’ which the chain … Continue reading

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Unite warns costs may cancel out modest wage gains for construction and electrical workers

May 10th: Extending a cautious welcome for Minister Pat Breen’s decision to approve new minimum pay rates for construction and electrical contracting workers recommended by the Labour Court, trade union Unite warned that what Regional Officer for Construction Tom Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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New all-island Champions Cup to focus on communities

All sponsorship money to go to local clubs and community events May 9th: Unite today (Thursday) announced its sponsorship of a new   ‘Unite the Union Champions Cup’. This three year sponsorship will see a two-legged play off (home and away) … Continue reading

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Public procurement: Workers’ rights must be included in any review

Rogue employers must be precluded from tendering Unite today (Wednesday) welcomed news that the State is to examine whether companies are submitting unrealistically low bids to win public contracts, but said that any review must also look at companies’ employment … Continue reading

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Unite urges Irish Archaeological Consultancy to accept Labour Court recommendation

Court recommends that company recognise union Unite, which represents archaeologists working for the Irish Archaeological Consultancy, has called on the company to implement the Labour Court’s recommendation that IAC accept the union’s right to represent members working for IAC.  The … Continue reading

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