Workplace News

Central Bank strike

Faced with an attack on their terms and conditions, staff at the Central Bank and the Financial Services Authority have joined the growing list of workers forced to take industrial action to defend their working conditions.

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Union leaders discuss sell out despite historic strike

250,000 public service workers took part in the one day strike on 24 November in opposition to the threatened cut of €1.3 billion from the public service pay bill in next month’s budget on top of similar sized cuts in Social Welfare payments and in public service provision itself.

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90,000 march – 6 November demonstration reports

90,000 people took part in the national day of action on Friday 6 November in opposition to the plans the government to cut €4 billion in pay, services and jobs in their December budget. The day of action consisted of eight regional demonstrations.

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All out on 6 November – For a 24 Hour general strike

There can be no doubting that Ireland is a country of Them and Us. For them: NAMA’s €54 billion, €1 million for ex-FAS boss, €216,000 expenses for John O’Donoghue. For us: pay cuts, social welfare cuts, child benefit cuts, health cuts, education cuts, new taxes. €4 billion worth of cuts this December to hit the quality of life of every working class man, woman and child!

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