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The Authentic Food Company: Unite obtains assurances on social welfare entitlements

Department will approve claims for Unemployment Benefit in advance of liquidation completion Trade union Unite, which represents workers in Dundalk’s The Authentic Food Company plant, today (Thursday) announced that it has obtained assurances from the Department of Social Protection that … Continue reading

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Unite calls on new Government to restore Social Protection payments

Union says 15% increase required to restore payments to 2009 levels in real terms Unemployed have suffered 56% increase in deprivation since 2009 May 9th: Unite today  called on the new Government to restore Social Protection payments, which were cut … Continue reading

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Unite calls for suspension of lone parent cuts pending full review, consultation with advocacy groups

Union warns low-paid workers will bear brunt of changes Trade union Unite today (Monday June 29th) called on the Government to suspend the introduction of changes to the One Parent Family Payment scheduled to take effect this coming Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Unite: Recovery bypassing women as cuts continue

Lone parents and rape victims latest casualties of ‘gendered austerity’ Cuts highlight need for equality budgeting June 18th: Trade union Unite today said that the cuts to lone parents’ payments and to funding for the Rape Crisis Network are just … Continue reading

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Crisis summit needed to tackle national deprivation emergency

Latest figures show nearly 1-in-3 living in deprivation, including 1-in-5 people in work Union says tax-cutting agenda does not serve those hardest hit by austerity January 21st: In a strongly-worded statement issued today, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said that … Continue reading

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