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[From SIPTU]
SIPTU members at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin mounted pickets this morning after being taken off the roster for refusing to sign new contracts reducing their national minimum wage rate by almost €1 an hour. When the legislation was being passed, the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, gave assurances that existing employees of companies […]

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Protest on the first day of the re-opening of the Dáil as part of the September 29th, European Day of Action called by the European Trade Union Confederation.
The 29th September marks an international day of protest that has been called by the European Trade Union Confederation against the policies being pursued by across the continent […]

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Apologies for the shortness of this post but I just wanted to get this out in response to the latest truism that wage inflation undermined the Irish economy.
Basically, what we see in Ireland over thirty years is that the average industrial wage and inflation oscillate around each other quite closely. As inflation drops/rises, wages follow, […]

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[From Paula Geraghty of TradeUnionTVIreland.]

Thousands took to the streets to protest at the bailout of the banks and at the jobs crisis in Ireland. Watch some of the speeches, listen to the views of some of the protesters.
John Bisset a veteran campaigner for social justice was particularly scathing of the role of the media in […]

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Below is a clip from an interview with Sam Nolan of the Dublin Council of Trade Unions, where Sam discusses the 1979 tax marches. It’s taken from a series of interviews which have been conducted with Sam, and which chart his life as a political and trade union activist, going as far back as the […]

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The absolute farce which is ICTU these days continues, with the public services committee secretary Tom Geraghty telling RTE that the unions cannot do much better in the current circumstances.
Apart from the fact that this is not a bloody pay dispute, his statement is in complete contradiction to ICTU’s own economic analysis, as outlined in […]

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Words fail me.
Two days after this, after having ‘negotiated’ a deal which hands the government pretty much everything it wants in terms of lacerations to the public sector and workers, ICTU publishes a bulletin telling us that the government is shifting the burden onto the unemployed, the working poor, the low-paid and the public service, […]

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[Statement issued by CPSU, 19 March 2010. Apologies for the delay.]
The Civil Public and Service Union which represents lower paid clerical workers in the Civil Service says today’s (Friday) debacle at the Passport Office in Molesworth Street in Dublin was the result of appalling mismanagement. The union sympathised with the hundreds of irate clients […]

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[Padraig Yeates writes:]
There is a petition to protest at the deportation of John Recto, his wife Liezel and their three children to the Philippines Ireland at www.teeu.ie and we would ask you to sign it.
ICTU General Secretary David Begg and TEEU General Secretary Designate Eamon Devoy have written to the Naturalisation and Immigration Service seeking […]

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