If this goes unchallenged it represents a reversal for the trade union movement of a principle won in legislation over 100 years ago that unions could not be made liable for bosses loss of income arising from trade disputes.Read More »
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The manner in which these workers have been robbed of their jobs and their wages going back three months demonstrates a level of employer criminality which the system essentially tolerates.Read More »
There's no shortage of work-place horror stories from young employed people in Ireland today. From JobBridge to zero hour contracts, it's clear that young workers are easy pickings for exploitation. In Galway, a recently closed night-club, the Bentley, has been added to this growing list of abusesRead More »
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.Read More »
With the stroke of a pen, the highly profitable ESB tried to change the pensions of its workforce from defined benefits (DB) to defined contributions (DC) and also claim that they had no more responsibility toward the financing of our pensions.Read More »
Following the ballot on Haddington Road by ASTI members, a meeting is being called to consider setting up a new secondary teachers union. The meeting is called by some members of ASTI Fightback, (an activist group within the ASTI), in reaction to anger and frustration felt at the imposition of a third ballot and the ongoing machinations of the union leadership.Read More »
Every effort by workers and MANDATE to force sweatshop owner of Arcadia Group Philip Green meet workers' demands should be supported.Read More »
Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins and MEP Paul Murphy support the strike action being taken by SIPTU, NBRU and TSSA Dublin Bus workers.Read More »
The Haddington Road agreement is a capitulation by the right wing union leaders to the government’s and the Troika’s austerity agenda.Read More »
It really is an extraordinary situation. You have a national public transport company – Bus Eireann. It is in the ownership of the State. It provides a really essential service in linking up our cities, towns and rural villages and delivering thousands of children to schools every day. It ventures into parts of Ireland where no private bus company would go because it is not profitable. But now the Government declares that the company will crash unless it cannibalises €5 million from the wages of its drivers and ancillary staff.Read More »