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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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Irish Rail: Unite members vote to accept Labour Court recommendation

Result down to workers’ determined action December 8th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Irish Rail, today (Friday) confirmed that members have voted to accept the recommendation issued by the Labour Court last month.  83 per cent of Unite members … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers meet Minister Mitchell O’Connor to highlight need for proper regulation

November 29th: English Language Teachers organised by trade union Unite today (Wednesday) met with the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, to highlight their concerns regarding abuses of workers’ rights in the thriving ELT sector.  The … Continue reading

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Irish Rail recommendation signals welcome progress

Unite to ballot members as further strike days deferred Progress would not have been achieved without determined action November 10th:  Unite, which represents craft workers in Irish Rail, this evening confirmed that it will be balloting members on the recommendation … Continue reading

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ELT: Unite seeks meeting with umbrella group to address abuses

Welcoming MEI instruction on bogus self-employment, union says all abuses must be challenged  “ELT sector must be reputable as well as profitable” November 9th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, today welcomed the decision by umbrella body Marketing English in … Continue reading

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