Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

Minimum Wage:  Unite seeks €2 increase to €12.50 from November 1st

Union tells Low Pay Commission aim should be to raise wage floor to 66% of median earnings Low pay is bad for business says Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock Trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors, this week … Continue reading

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Language training for refugees: Unite calls for engagement with ELTs

May 2nd: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers throughout Ireland, has called on the Government to engage with ELTs in order to develop a robust model of language teaching provision for refugees and asylum seekers. Commenting, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer Richie … Continue reading

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Hospitality: Unite meets with Tanaiste’s officials to discuss service charges

Service charges must go to those providing the service “Unclear policy is usually unfair” says Unite General Secretary April 24th: Unite, which represents hospitality workers throughout Ireland, recently met with officials in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to … Continue reading

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Unite hails Labour Court determination that former Ivy workers were dismissed for trade union activities

Court findings `devastating indictment’ of restaurant group Trade union Unite, which represents workers in the hospitality sector, today (Sunday) welcomed the determination by the Irish Labour Court that former Ivy workers Julia Marciniak and Lenka Laiermanova were dismissed by the … Continue reading

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Unite warns check test backlog may leave driving instructors and learners in limbo

Union calls for permits to be extended while backlog is cleared February 16th: Unite, which represents Approved Driving Instructors throughout Ireland, has called on the Road Safety Authority to extend instructors’ permits while the RSA works through the backlog of … Continue reading

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