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Unite disappointed at response from Department of Social Protection regarding workfare schemes

Department fails to address dangers inherent in compulsory employment programmes May 8th: Trade union Unite today expressed disappointment at the response received on behalf of Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to the union’s representations regarding mandatory elements in the Gateway … Continue reading

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Unite writes to Joan Burton seeking end to mandatory element in JobBridge and Gateway

Unemployed need jobs, not workfare, says Jimmy Kelly March 20th: Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly has today written to Social Protection Minister Joan Burton asking her to withdraw the requirement for mandatory participation in the JobBridge and Gateway programmes.  The … Continue reading

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Unite warns that compulsory labour scheme may violate international conventions

Unemployed need jobs, not workfare says union official Unite pledges to support unemployed members in campaigning for end to compulsory labour February 27th: Responding to the roll-out of the Government’s ‘Gateway’ scheme, which will see up to 3,000 jobseekers forced … Continue reading

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