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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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Collective bargaining must be centrepiece of response to in-work poverty

Responding to SJI figures, Unite also highlights need to tackle precariousness, achieve Living Wage March 20th: Responding to figures published by Social Justice Ireland showing that the number of working poor in Ireland has continued to rise despite the economic … Continue reading

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MEI report glosses over exploitation in English Language sector

Unite challenges umbrella body to publish wage figures February 15th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, today accused umbrella group Marketing English in Ireland of ‘glossing over’ exploitation in the ELT sector and called on MEI to publish total wage … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers take campaign for decency abroad 

Unite says students as well as teachers vulnerable to ‘network of exploitation’ January 25th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, is taking its ‘campaign for decency’ in the sector to ELT students’ countries of origin.  The union, which has been … Continue reading

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Jackie Pollock takes over as head of Unite in Ireland

Precarious work, low pay and Brexit among challenges identified by new Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock has succeeded Jimmy Kelly as Unite Regional Secretary.  From Belfast, Jackie Pollock has been involved in trade unionism since the 1980s, and most recently served … Continue reading

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