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Crane operators: Unite highlights safety concerns as sites picketed

Cranes idle on second day of nationwide strike July 27th: Unite, which represents over 90% of crane operators in Ireland, today held a demonstration outside the Health and Safety Authority to highlight concerns regarding non-compliance with crane operator certification procedures.  … Continue reading

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“Stop taking the Mickey”, workers tell building bosses

Crane operators need a lift says Unite July 21st: Unite, which represents over 90% of crane operators in Ireland, held a protest outside the headquarters of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in Dublin today.  The event marked the first day … Continue reading

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Crane operators to tell CIF tomorrow: Stop taking the Mickey!

Workers to demonstrate at Construction House tomorrow (Friday), 11.30 am – 1.30 pm Action follows inconclusive WRC talks, commencement of industrial action July 20th: Following the inconclusive break-up of talks at the WRC today, Unite crane operators will tomorrow (Friday … Continue reading

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New Minimum Wage level welcome but still over €2 short of Living Wage

Low pay is bad for business says Kelly July 18th: Unite has welcomed the 30 cent increase to the National Minimum Wage approved by the Cabinet today, but pointed out that the new rate of €9.55 is still over €2 … Continue reading

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From ‘Lunatics’ to ‘Mickey Mouse’: Parlon’s industrial relations approach damaging to construction sector

Crane strike resumes today, CIF sites to be picketed from Friday July 11th: Unite, which represents approximately 170 crane operators currently engaged in industrial action, today said that the industrial relations approach adopted by CIF Director-General Tom Parlon was damaging … Continue reading

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