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Brexit band-aid will not secure jobs, living standards

Unite highlights impact of prolonged uncertainty on economy and workers Robust interventions needed North and South to foster confidence, protect jobs August 16th: In an initial response today (Wednesday) to the UK government’s paper proposing steps to mitigate the impact … Continue reading

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ICTU Biennial Delegates Conference: Speech by Davy Thompson on Scourge of Bogus Self-Employment

July 4th: Speaking in support of motion 11 on the need to challenge Bogus Self-Employment at the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s Biennial Delegate Conference in Belfast, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer Davy Thompson said: Bogus self-employment is a scourge faced … Continue reading

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Workers let down as Bruton washes hands of responsibility for English Language Teachers

Unite slams suggestion that Department has no role in securing workers’ rights June 22nd: Trade union Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, has reacted angrily to a suggestion by the Department of Education that it has no role in regulating … Continue reading

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Protest hears Bruton must talk to English Language Teachers

Protest hears Bruton must talk to English Language Teachers Precarious work and low pay feeding profits as ELT sector booms “English Language Teachers are teachers too” June 21st: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today held a protest outside the … Continue reading

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James Joyce: Unite ELT members remember one of their own on Bloomsday

“Poor conditions have changed little since James Joyce was teaching” June 16th: As Bloomsday festivities take place through Dublin, trade union Unite today pointed out that James Joyce was himself an English Language Teacher and would recognise many of the … Continue reading

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