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Jobstown: Unite welcomes vindication of right to protest

Verdict must signal end to political policing June 29th:  Unite today welcomed the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict in the Jobstown trial as a ‘vindication of the right to protest’.  Commenting, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said he hoped that the verdict … Continue reading

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Unite says progress on water “significant milestone on road to victory”

Union warns battle for full abolition and referendum continues Jimmy Kelly welcomes signs of political realignment April 28th: Unite, as a key component of the Right2Water campaign and water movement, today congratulated the thirty-nine members of Dail Eireann who have placed … Continue reading

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Water charges: Unite research shows deficit target will still be achieved if charges are abolished

Union condemns Government scaremongering November 3rd: Trade union Unite today (Monday November 3rd) published research showing that, if water user charges are abolished, the Government would still reach its fiscal deficit target of 3 per cent in 2015. Commenting, Unite … Continue reading

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Five unions seek fundamental rethink on water policy

Water user charges and Irish Water must be scrapped October 22nd: Five unions representing over 100,000 workers throughout the Republic today (Wednesday 22 October) joined forces to call on the Government to abolish water user charges.  The Communication Workers’ Union, … Continue reading

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Water charges: Policy fiasco creates new poverty trap for disabled workers and carers

Coalition’s sticking plaster response to public anger leaves most vulnerable workers empty-handed Time for Government to abandon failed water charges project, says Jimmy Kelly October 16th: Many workers with disabilities and those caring for a disabled child will fall into … Continue reading

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