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English Language Teaching: draft legislation leaves teachers behind

Unite slams absence of labour standards from proposed legislation Union unsuccessfully sought meeting with Education Minister Bruton May 18th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, said today that the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Amendment) Bill published this week ‘leaves teachers … Continue reading

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Unite Archaeologists welcome 15% – 30% pay increases from Rubicon, following engagement as part of the drive to lift archaeologists out of ‘poverty pay’

May 4th: Unite, which represents commercial archaeologists working in Ireland, today announced that leading consultancy Rubicon Heritage has increased pay levels in line with a Unite pay claim which will see many employees getting 15% pay increase with a smaller … Continue reading

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Antrim & Newtownabbey Council proposals to outsource waste collection completely unacceptable

General waste bin collection in Newtownabbey, and compostable bin collection in Antrim, under threat of transfer to private operators Fears that other council services including litter collection and leisure services may follow suit April 11th: Following a meeting with management, … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching booming on backs of workers

As sector grows by 11%, Unite highlights low pay, unpaid hours and precarious work Bruton must focus on quality of jobs as well as quantity of students April 4th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today  highlighted poor working conditions … Continue reading

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Irish work more, pay more and earn less

Irish purchasing power 16 per cent below EU-15 average Figures highlight need to move Minimum Wage towards Living Wage March 26th: Irish workers put in more hours, pay more for good and services, and earn less than their European counterparts … Continue reading

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