GAME Stores suddenly announced on Monday the closure of all 14 of their stores in Ireland, resulting in 121 workers losing their jobs without warning. Many of the workers have provided considerable years of service to the games retailer. The workers have now courageously decided to sit-in 13 of the stores across the country, demanding their back pay and other money their owed.Read More »
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The occupation, which began on 26 December by the 32 sacked workers in Vita Cortex is rightly seen as inspirational by other workers up and down the country. They have almost 900 years of service between them, are forced to sleep on the factory floor and endure the harsh damp building throughout Christmas and continue to endure such hardships.Read More »
Interview with Worker occupying La Senza, Liffey ValleyRead More »
Workers at La Senza lingerie outlet that has just announced the closure of all its operations in Ireland have occupied the shop in Liffey Valley, with La Senza workers from throughout Dublin joining to assist the sit-in.Read More »
Today's action by the EBS workers deserves 100% support from workers and the unemployed. A clear distinction must be made between the obscene rewards still given to the senior management in Ireland’s banks and the hard won pay and conditions of the ordinary employees.Read More »
The Socialist Party TD for Dublin West, Joe Higgins, has called on Element Six, which is a subsidiary of the incredibly wealthy mutlinational De Beers to immediately honour the agreed payments into its Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, after it announced that it is winding up this plan.Read More »
Public sector workers have sent a very loud message to the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government.
Three million workers belonging to twenty eight unions have walked out in defence of their pensions and the public services which all depend upon.In Northern Ireland it is probable that 80,000 workers have come out in a powerful demonstration of the power of the working class. The strike is a hugely important step forward in the campaign to defend our pensions and services.Read More »
It was a question of ‘Walk, Walk’’ rather that ‘Talk, Talk’ as the telecoms/internet company of that name brutally consigned its workforce to the scrapheap the day before yesterday.Read More »
A High Court decision on 7 July has upheld fast food employers’ claim that legislation relating to the catering Joint Labour Committee is unconstitutional and breaches employers’ property rights. This is a very serious development not only for hundreds of thousands of workers affected by sectoral wage agreements but for workers across all sectors of the economy.Read More »
Around 750,000 public sector workers are on strike in Britain today, protesting against attacks on their pension rights. Whilst the Irish media seems intent on demoting the issue, and most definitely will refuse to provide any real insight into why the workers are going on strike, socialistparty.net is bringing you an article written by the national Vice-President of the PCS, one of the main unions on strike today. With workers on strike in Britain and Greece today, the possibility for building a european-wide resistance, and general strike, against austerity can be seen.
For videos and reports from the picket lines check out this article.Read More »