Tag Archives: Tom Fitzgerald

TCD protest hears workers’ rights being abused on publicly-funded project

Time to turn off contract stream to rogue employers July 11th:  Unite, which organises construction workers, held a protest this morning (Thursday) at the site of TCD’s new Oisin House student accommodation block on Pearse Street. The main contractor on … Continue reading

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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 warns costs may cancel out modest wage gains for construction and electrical workers

May 10th: Extending a cautious welcome for Minister Pat Breen’s decision to approve new minimum pay rates for construction and electrical contracting workers recommended by the Labour Court, trade union Unite warned that what Regional Officer for Construction Tom Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Unions warn contractors on blacklisting

July 25th: Trade unions Unite and Siptu have issued a joint statement condemning the practice of blacklisting in the construction sector and warning those who engage in what the unions term this “obnoxious behaviour” that they will face a united … Continue reading

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