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Increased Living Wage figure highlights poverty gap between low pay and high rents

July 3rd: Responding to today’s announcement that the 2019 Living Wage has been calculated as €12.30 per hour – a 40 cent increase – trade union Unite said the increased highlights what Senior Officer Brendan Ogle termed the “poverty gap” … Continue reading

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Brendan Ogle: public housing central to resolving housing emergency

July 3rd: Moving Motion 36 at the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference this afternoon, Unite Senior Officer Brendan Ogle said that the trade union movement – which represents 800,000 working people North and South – must campaign vigorously for measures to … Continue reading

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Unite speakers highlight precarious work and public procurement at ICTU BDC

July 2nd: Seconding Motion 12 on precarious work during this afternoon’s debate on Employment Rights at the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference, Unite Regional Officer for Construction Tom Fitzgerald said that, while the transient nature of construction work means that the … 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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Welcoming Dail vote on ‘Tip Theft’ bill, Unite urges Government not to impede legislation

Brendan Ogle pays tribute to determination of workers June 20th: Unite today welcomed the Dail vote in favour of the National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017.  The bill aims to tackle so-called ‘tip theft’ in the hospitality … Continue reading

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