Workplace News

Paul strike – respect the pickets!

Workers employed by Paul Construction started picketing four of their sites on 2 December. Over thirty workers had previously sat in on the St Vincents’ Hospital site on the previous Monday. They agreed to give up their sit in when the company began talks with the workers’ union SIPTU.

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Reject ICTU’s Sell Out Deal

A press release from Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP responding to the cancellation of tomorrow's day of industrial action by the ICTU leadership and their promotion of a deal with the government based on enforcing unpaid leave on public sector workers.

Rank and file trade unionists must reject this sell out deal and organise to replace the weak union leadership with one who will seriously fight government policy.

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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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