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Stagnating earnings bad news for workers, for businesses and for economy

Latest figures underline need for wage increases says Jimmy Kelly February 26th: Commenting on the latest CSO Earnings and Labour Costs figures released today, Unite Regional secretary Jimmy Kelly said: “Last year, weekly earnings fell by over one per cent … Continue reading

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Pension proposals offer no comfort to former Waterford Crystal workers

Union leader says pension protection legislation must fully protect workers’ entitlements November 20th: Unite today extended a cautious welcome to the news that the Government intends to introduce legislation providing some protection for members of Defined Benefit schemes in the … Continue reading

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Latest Unite Economic Comment highlights need for Financial Transaction Tax to ‘break the link’ between banking debt and state

Responsibility for crisis lies with financial sector November 7th: In its latest Economic Comment published today, trade Union Unite calls on the Government not only to join the other eleven EU countries who have so far committed to introducing a … Continue reading

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Unite supporting Young People’s Assembly, Saturday November 9th

Solidarity required in response to barrage of cuts, says young union activist Unite is one of the sponsors of the Young People’s Assembly due to be held in Liberty Hall on Saturday (November 9th).  The Assembly is being hosted by … Continue reading

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’50 Cuts too Far’ will cost jobs, postpone recovery and cause increased hardship

Unite issues list of Budget 2014 cuts As the dust settles on Budget 2014, trade union Unite has issued a list of what it terms ’50 Cuts too Far’ which, taken together, will take more money out of households and … Continue reading

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