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national / workers issues / news report Saturday November 14, 2009 - 08:08 by Michael Gallagher   image 5 images
Public Service Strike 24th November

Friday, 13 November 2009

Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, Irish Federation of University Teachers, Irish National Teachers’ Organisation and Teachers Union of Ireland

Up to 65,000 teachers, lecturers to take industrial action

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dublin / workers issues / news report Friday October 16, 2009 - 16:14 by Jack Carrigan
STRIKING workers at Coca-Cola HBC Ireland let bosses know they are not giving up this week. Around 700 protestors marched from Liberty Hall to the company’s HQ on Baggot St. on Wednesday, 14 October. The march was organised by SIPTU and supported by trade unionists, left groups, and the Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM). ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Monday October 12, 2009 - 20:58 by Paul Kinsella   text 1 comment (last - monday october 12, 2009 - 23:39)
To all supporters/contacts,

Many of you will be aware of this already, but please pass it on to all you know, so as to get the biggest crowd possible on Wednesday. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / news report Monday October 05, 2009 - 16:37 by Dermo   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 08, 2009 - 15:17)   image 1 image
A crowd of about 100 people gathered to march down towards the gate of Marine Terminals Ltd. In anticipation of the march by the strikers and their supporters, the company had closed the gates. The march happened on the same day that polls were open for the Lisbon treaty, and a number of speakers at the gate made the point that this was the type of Europe we were getting thanks to Lisbon. ... read full story / add a comment
Free Money - Nama Dollar
national / workers issues / press release Wednesday September 23, 2009 - 14:51 by Darragh O'Connor   image 2 images   video 1 video file
30th Septmeber, 1pm, Parnell Square, Dublin - Thousands of Community workers, activists and ordinary people will protest against the current round of cuts and those proposed in McCarthy's "Bord Snip Nua" report. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Tuesday September 15, 2009 - 18:32 by pat c   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 16, 2009 - 02:19)   image 1 image
Striking workers from Coca Cola, Green Isle Foods and Dublin Port to join TUF protest outside Leinster House .

Coca Cola, Green Isle Food and Marine Terminals strikers are to be among the contingents of workers at the Trade Union Federation (SIPTU & NEETU) protest outside Leinster House on Wednesday, September 16th at 1pm. The workers at Coca Cola HBC Ireland have been on strike for four weeks and have been sacked while out on strike. The Green Isle Food workers have been out for three weeks and the Marine Terminals workers have been on strike for ten weeks. In all these cases strike breakers have been brought in to do their work and court injunctions sought to minimise the effect of pickets. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 02, 2009 - 18:32 by Henry Silke   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 10, 2012 - 16:39)   image 1 image

Is the spectre of mass unemployment a permanent feature in post-boom Ireland? Ireland’s economic boom was predicated on a policy of low tax entry to the European free market as well as an unsustainable housing boom. The Irish state’s response to the global crisis seems to be deflationary policies in a ‘race to the bottom’ between peripheral and semi-peripheral economies. The weakness of indigenous Irish capitalism and the living costs in debt ridden Ireland do not leave much room for growth in private sector employment. The private sector has never been able to provide sustainable full employment in the history of the state. This article explores this thesis and maintains that workers should not depend on the private sector and its political servants to provide decent employment for all.
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national / workers issues / news report Wednesday September 02, 2009 - 15:32 by Alan MacSimóin   image 1 image
Thomas Cooke workers refused to go quietly when they were tossed onto the dole. Cooks had made £400m profit in 2008 and their boss, Manny Fontela-Novoa, took home €7 million. This was not a failing business. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 25, 2009 - 21:29 by Gregor Kerr
An interview with a Thomas Cook worker on the recent occupation of the Dublin office. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / news report Tuesday August 25, 2009 - 16:45 by Gregor Kerr   text 4 comments (last - wednesday august 26, 2009 - 16:26)   image 28 images
Several hundred protestors chanting ‘Scabs out. Dockers In’ engaged in a mass trespass on the premises of Marine Terminals Ltd. in Dublin’s docklands yesterday morning (24th August). ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / news report Monday August 24, 2009 - 12:58 by Andrew   text 4 comments (last - tuesday august 25, 2009 - 14:03)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
The dispute at MTL is escalating with hundreds of people taking part in demonstrations organised by the Port Workers Support Group. SIPTU members at the MTL depot in Dublin Port have been on strike since the beginning of July, resisting forced redundancies and pay cuts. The company shipped in scabs from the North and Britain on day one to steal the dockers’ jobs, and also got a High Court injunction preventing effective picketing. Below are updates coming in from this mornings actions, sent via Twitter by WSM members who are present. ... read full story / add a comment
Defend Unemployed Workers
national / workers issues / event notice Friday August 21, 2009 - 17:05 by social welfare defence   text 15 comments (last - wednesday september 02, 2009 - 18:37)   image 1 image
Hundreds of thousands have found themselves made redundant due to the current economic crisis. However the state with its deflationary policies and cost cutting measures have already begun attacks on unemployed workers. An bord snip nua has proposed numerous attacks on welfare, and the media has begun the softening up process to prepare for the attacks. Unemployed workers need to prepare a defence to the proposed attacks. ... read full story / add a comment
cork / workers issues / press release Friday August 14, 2009 - 10:32 by Darren C
Sixteen workers at a Co-op Superstore in New Square, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork are holding a sit-in protest as a result of the company announcing redundancies without discussions with their union. The company, which is partly owned by Dairygold and their shareholders, have also announced the closure of their Patrick Street store in Fermoy, Co. Cork with the loss of eight jobs. ... read full story / add a comment
On the picketline, 7am.
international / workers issues / news report Monday August 10, 2009 - 23:24 by Michael Gallagher   text 13 comments (last - friday august 14, 2009 - 12:04)   image 18 images   video 1 video file
A large crowd of 200-300, made up mainly of families and workers from North and South city dockland communities, showed their support for the sriking dockers today in Dublin.
Marching from the East Wall/North Wall and Ringsend/Irishtown, the meeting point for the supporters was the Point Depot Bridge from where they marched united to the gates of the Marine Terminal Limited. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / feature Sunday August 09, 2009 - 13:47 by Gregor Kerr   text 3 comments (last - sunday august 09, 2009 - 19:26)
When a force of 80 – 100 gardai arrived at the Thomas Cooke office in Grafton Street Dublin at 5a.m. on Tuesday 4th August, smashed the door down, and dragged 28 protesting workers off to the Bridewell Garda Station, the Irish state was attempting to deliver a strong message to all workers. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Friday August 07, 2009 - 19:39 by Gary Barrett   text 12 comments (last - wednesday september 30, 2009 - 20:34)   image 4 images
As part of the SIPTU Community Campaign, a protest against the cutbacks in the community sector is being held at 1pm on Parnell Square, Wednesday September 30th. ... read full story / add a comment
limerick / workers issues / event notice Friday August 07, 2009 - 12:17 by Limerick Socialist Youth   image 2 images
Socialist Youth are organising a picket/protest at the Limerick Chambe of Commerce as part of an ongoing campaign against pay cuts and in particular the threats to the minimum wage. As part of our campaign, we have been handing out peanuts to people, arguing that we are not monkeys – we need more than peanuts!. The protest, titled “We Won’t Work for Peanuts” is planned for next Tuesday, August 11th at 1pm outside the Chamber of Commerce on O’Connell St, opposite the White House. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Wednesday August 05, 2009 - 17:24 by Laura
The government, the employers, every element of the establishment in fact is clearly preparing the way for an attack on the (already paltry) minimum wage. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / feature Wednesday August 05, 2009 - 07:58 by K.Nikolaisen   text 57 comments (last - sunday august 09, 2009 - 15:17)   image 22 images   video 2 video files
At 5 AM this morning, over 150 Garda took part in an opperation to remove Thomas Cook workers who had occupied the building.They sealed off the street, dragged peaceful demonstrators away from the front door,and smashed their way in with a battering ram. ... read full story / add a comment
Mr. Binman Workers Protest
national / workers issues / feature Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 21:29 by Ann-Katrin Orr   text 1 comment (last - friday august 07, 2009 - 15:22)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
On March 25th workers at Mr. Binman’s Carrick-on-Suir depot in Tipperary were called into a general meeting. The privatized bin company wanted pay cuts of 10% across the board from the workers. The following day workers were called one by one into management offices and told that for them, 10% would not be enough. Wage cuts of 20, 30, 40 or even 49% were demanded.

In response, the workers organized a meeting of their own. They quickly learned that, not only were there different pay cuts for different workers – there was also different pay rates, different work hours and different conditions. They decided to fight these pay cuts, and get unionised, joining SIPTU. The company refused to recognize the union, or negotiate with them, and strike notice was served. ... read full story / add a comment
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