Tag Archives: precarious work

Presumption of employment crucial to stamping out abuses

Protest at National Children’s Hospital hears it’s time for state to use purchasing power in battle against bogus self-employment June 28th: Officials and activists from Unite joined members of other unions this morning to highlight the issue of bogus self-employment … Continue reading

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Bogus self-employment:  Oireachtas Committee told presumption of employment most effective remedy

Unite says bogus self-employment rife in construction but also encountered elsewhere Eliminating bogus self-employment would be win for workers, win for Exchequer and win for compliant employers June 20th:  Unite, which represents workers throughout the economy, today (Thursday) appeared before … Continue reading

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Unite tells Oireachtas Committee that “culture of disregard for workers” is undermining potential of English Language Teaching sector

Standards in QQA Bill need to be underpinned by additional legislation June 19th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, has told the joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills that the potential of the Irish ELT sector to be a … Continue reading

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British Council research shows lack of jobs, precarity and low pay are the biggest concerns for young people in Northern Ireland

More than half surveyed say that lack of jobs and low pay are great challenges to young people Study confirms growing lack of trust in government but appetite for political and social engagement and participation January 8th: Unite the union … Continue reading

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Griffith College language teachers join Unite in fight for rights

Union accuses college of failing to provide proper contracts College told “Don’t just teach about employment rights – observe them!” March 28th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers throughout Ireland, today announced that a majority of teachers in the Griffith Institute … Continue reading

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