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international / workers issues / opinion/analysis Saturday February 09, 2013 - 18:36 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 15 comments (last - saturday march 09, 2013 - 07:11)
The recent bonds-for-notes overnight legislation ... read full story / add a comment
Seminar - Making the Case for Decent Work
24 January 2013
Making the Case for Decent Work - Seminar -
Registration - 9.30am
Advance registration for this event is essential to guarantee a place. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / opinion/analysis Sunday December 09, 2012 - 20:26 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 3 comments (last - sunday december 23, 2012 - 23:19)
Targeting young families, the elderly and the sick, as the government slashes child benefits, triples prescription charges and rubber-stamps controversial property tax. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / news report Wednesday December 05, 2012 - 22:21 by T 8 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2012 - 15:46) 6 images
The key points so far are increases to PRSI working out at about €250 per year per person. Children allowance cut by €10. Property tax set around €500 per year for a Celtic Tiger era house. 10 cents on the pint.
Cuts to electricity allowance and telephone allowance for OAPs. The devil will be in the details. ... read full story / add a comment
cork / workers issues / event notice Sunday December 02, 2012 - 22:22 by Eric 1 comment (last - wednesday december 05, 2012 - 14:14) 1 image
When: (This) Thursday at 6pm
Where: Assemble outside The Opera House, Cork
What to Do: Spread the word. Bring your friends, work mates and neighbours. Bring placards, noise and banners. All welcome. People organising for the the Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes anti-budget protest on Sat 8th are invited to distribute leaflets about it at our march.
We encourage people to come to both events.
It's time to standup and fight! ... read full story / add a comment
SIPTU Press Release: 13th November 2012
New figures from the Department of Social Protection have shown a dramatic fall in the participation rate of lone parents in Community Employment (CE) schemes, according to SIPTU. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / event notice Thursday October 25, 2012 - 09:48 by SIPTU Community 15 comments (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 15:48) 4 images 1 attached file
The Dublin Council of Trade Unions is bringing together a broad coalition for this years pre-budget protest on Saturday 24th November, 1pm, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Among those mobilising are the SIPTU Community Campaign, Community Against Cuts, The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope, The Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes and the SIPTU Dublin District Committee. ... read full story / add a comment
A number of Home Help workers will be making visits of a different kind this week as they attend a Dáil Debate on Home Help Services. Home Help and Home Care activists who are part of SIPTU’s new “Time to Care” campaign will be attending the two-evening debate on a motion calling on the Government to immediately reverse recent cutbacks in funding for the service. ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / press release Thursday August 30, 2012 - 21:34 by Eugene Mc Cartan 1 comment (last - friday august 31, 2012 - 02:20) 1 image
COMMUNIST PARTY OF IRELAND
Repudiate the debt, instead of cutting services for the sick and the poor
29 August 2012 ... read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / opinion/analysis Saturday August 25, 2012 - 07:20 by Adrian Boutureira 2 comments (last - monday august 27, 2012 - 03:37) 1 image
The story that needs to be told about the massacre at the Lonmin mine in South Africa, will not come from the capitalist mainstream media, nor be told by the South African government. The story must come from those of us who wont allow for the critical questions behind the death of so many compañeros go unanswered. This is but a humble contribution towards that aim. ... read full story / add a comment
Generally in the West individuals, in a quailfied way, are free to express their views independently of how subversive those views may be. They are even, in a sense, free to organise themselves against the government. Marxists even become professors in bourgeois universities. Given that capitalist society is defined by Marx as inherently oppressive it appears as an inexplicable contradiction that it should have this free and just character in the West while still retaining its inherently exploitative and oppressive character ... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / news report Monday July 16, 2012 - 16:13 by Paul Gavan 1 comment (last - monday july 23, 2012 - 12:54)
SIPTU members have welcomed the decision of the Department of Social Protection to partially restore material and training funding to Community Employment (CE) schemes.
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IRELAND OUTSIDE THE EURO ... read full story / add a comment
Public Rally ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Wednesday May 23, 2012 - 11:23 by Latin America Solidarity Centre
Community Employment Post
Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment
and you can apply directly to CCVG
City Centre Voluntary Groups has a job vacancy in the following position based in LASC (The Latin America Solidarity Centre) 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2 ... read full story / add a comment
Thousands of people marched in protest at plans by Minister Reilly to close a vital Public Hospital in Abbeyleix which cares for the elderly. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / press release Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 10:49 by Staff of the Molyneux Home 11 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 - 22:58)
Molyneux Nursing Home closing after 200 years. 21 loyal staff forced to joined the dole queue. Management refusing to negotiate with staff. Pay cuts implemented in january 2012 without staff consent and in breach of the Payments and wages act 1991. ... read full story / add a comment
the perspective of David North’s is a narrow nationalist one. It limits the problem to one of the decline of US capitalism as opposed to the decline of capitalism as a world economic system. This means that for the WSWS the problems of capitalism are solvable within a merely nationalist framework. Such a framework only requires a mere restructuring of global capitalism. In contrast for communists the authentic solution is the elimination of capitalism through social revolution.
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national / workers issues / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 - 14:59 by Paul Gavan 1 video file
This short video gives a summary of reasons why workers employed in the Community Sector need to organise in order to defend the vital services they provide. It's time for all Community Workers to demand their right to collective bargaining, and have their say over the future of the Community and Voluntary Sector! Join us on the Road to Recognition! ... read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / other press Tuesday February 14, 2012 - 23:40 by T 1 comment (last - thursday february 16, 2012 - 19:59) 1 image
Since approximately the early 1980s Capitalism has been on the offensive to attack working conditions and take away the hard won labour rights of the previous century or so.
In those years we have seen manufacturing jobs move offshore and increasing amounts of temporary and part-time jobs which have less rights than full time jobs.
We have seen multi-national and chain stores declare bankruptcy to allow these firms to walk away from their healthcare and pension obligations, only to re-open the following week.
But yet this is not good enough and the capitalists and because of the logic of capitalism itself, as usual never give up and have their sights firmly set on things like decent wages, holiday pay, sick pay, pensions and health-cover.
And leading the latest innovation in exploition is IBM Germany with their new programme called, "liquid" and reported in an article titled 'IBM launches new form of day-wage labour' on the www.wsws.org website. ... read full story / add a comment
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