Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dunnes Stores strikers say Nimrod,“He kept us going”

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The recent visit to South Africa of the 1980s Dunnes Stores strikers to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela enabled the strikers to visit the family of the late Nimrod Sejake who while a political refugee in Ireland had supported and inspired the strikers. The visit by the IDATU - now Mandate - members who had taken unprecedented action by refusing to handle South African goods in solidarity with oppressed black workers, was reported on in the Irish Times 12th December and was clearly for the strikers and Nimrod's family of huge significance.

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Protection of Life During Pregnancy offers no new rights

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Almost immediately after the Protection of Life During Pregnancy came into effect, both the Irish College of General Practitioners and the College of Psychiatrists expressed concern regarding their members carrying out abortions under the terms of the bill, with the College of Psychiatrists going further to suggest to its members not take part in the review panels where the sincerity of pregnant women expressing suicidal thoughts are judged by panel consisting of an obstetrician and two psychiatrists.

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An Post – 67% vote to stay in CPSU

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CPSU An Post members have voted by a significant majority not to join the CWU but to remain in the CPSU. This decision went against the wishes of the CPSU general secretary, the CWU general secretary and the management of An Post who all encouraged the move.

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Anti Austerity Alliance – leading the resistance

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The government hope that the signs of economic recovery will signal a recovery in the polls for Labour and Fine Gael. But the reality is, any recovery will not mean an easing of austerity. Indeed austerity is here to stay, and the Anti Austerity Alliance is here to resist it.

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5 Years since Dell closure in Limerick

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Put workers’ livelihoods before super-profits SAVE ALL JOBS AT DELL   “This is not about a company that’s in trouble. This is about greed, corporate greed. They’re going to Poland because apparently they can make an extra 3%” – Sacked Dell Worker (quoted in Associated Press) Like a vulture, having ripped profit out of its workers in Limerick, Dell now ...

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Workers’ struggles around the globe

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2013 ended and 2014 began with a number of significant struggles of the working class around the world. These workers are reaching conclusions that they will have to take to the streets and fight for a future for themselves and their families. They are aware that in the drive to increase profits the market system will drive down their wages and living standards for them and their families

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European Elections: Get active in campaign to elect Paul Murphy MEP

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These elections come at an important time. Every time we turn on the TV or read the papers we will see the government and many of their friends in the right wing press trumpeting a “recovery” in the economy. However, where is the recovery for working people who are suffering under viscous neo-liberal austerity policies? Emigration is at record levels, our public services are at breaking point, despite the smoke and mirrors from the Labour Party social welfare is being slashed, there is a housing crisis with soaring rents and house prices, unemployment is high and the only jobs available are low paid with yellow pack conditions.

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