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Budget 2016: Government blows recovery by failing to invest in equality

Austerity holes remain as Government prioritises tax cuts over investment USC cut worth most to higher earners Unite disappointed at decision to further reduce Employer’s PRSI Union welcomes moves to address PRSI step-effect for low earners Social protection changes do … Continue reading

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Workers will pay the price for tax cuts, warns Unite

Public services must not be sacrificed to fund tax give-aways October 4th: Unite today urged the Government not to sacrifice public services in the rush to cut taxes ahead of the General Election. The union’s Ireland Secretary Jimmy Kelly warned … Continue reading

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Unite warns that stagnating investment will not plug austerity holes

Capital plan represents almost no spending increase as proportion of GDP Focus on short-term tax cuts instead of long-term investment will put future prosperity at risk September 29th: Trade union Unite today slammed the Government’s proposed investment plan, pointing out … Continue reading

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Unite: Use bank bailout repayments to fund emergency housing programme

Proposal comes as latest figures show soaring number of homeless families September 21st: Commenting on new figures showing that the number of homeless families has risen by 76% since the start of the year, Unite’s Ireland Secretary Jimmy Kelly today called … Continue reading

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Issuing Pre-Budget Submission, Unite proposes €2 billion one-off social housing investment

Housing proposal to be funded by repayment of bank bailout funds Proposed measures also include increased Employer’s PRSI to fund range of benefits September 7th: Unite today published its proposals for Budget 2016.   A summary of the proposals is available … Continue reading

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