Category Archives: Republic of Ireland news

Major win for English Language Teachers

QQA Bill is passed and mediator recommends establishment of Joint Labour Committee July 12th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, today (Friday) welcomed the passage of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018, and the publication … Continue reading

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TCD protest hears workers’ rights being abused on publicly-funded project

Time to turn off contract stream to rogue employers July 11th:  Unite, which organises construction workers, held a protest this morning (Thursday) at the site of TCD’s new Oisin House student accommodation block on Pearse Street. The main contractor on … Continue reading

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Increased Living Wage figure highlights poverty gap between low pay and high rents

July 3rd: Responding to today’s announcement that the 2019 Living Wage has been calculated as €12.30 per hour – a 40 cent increase – trade union Unite said the increased highlights what Senior Officer Brendan Ogle termed the “poverty gap” … Continue reading

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Brendan Ogle: public housing central to resolving housing emergency

July 3rd: Moving Motion 36 at the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference this afternoon, Unite Senior Officer Brendan Ogle said that the trade union movement – which represents 800,000 working people North and South – must campaign vigorously for measures to … Continue reading

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Unite speakers highlight precarious work and public procurement at ICTU BDC

July 2nd: Seconding Motion 12 on precarious work during this afternoon’s debate on Employment Rights at the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference, Unite Regional Officer for Construction Tom Fitzgerald said that, while the transient nature of construction work means that the … Continue reading

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