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Boycott Dunnes Stores on Holy Thursday!
Support The Dunnes Workers on a 1-Day Strike Over Zero Hour Contracts
Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers

Many Dunnes Stores wrorkers are being screwed over by the company because they are on zero-rated hours which means you don't know until each given day how many hours you will be working and it can vary alot from week to week. This means you have no idea how much you will be earning from week to week and therefore it becomes almost impossible to budget for anything, let alone pay bills, rent, food etc from one week to the next. And this practice is widespread with other employers.

On Thursday, 2nd April 2015 (Holy Thursday) Mandate members in Dunnes Stores will stage a one day strike in 107 stores across the Republic of Ireland unless senior management in the Company agree to a meeting with the workers through their trade union in order to discuss all of the issues in dispute.

Links:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105323
http://dunnesworkers.com/

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The kids hand delivered it to the squatters and everything!
dublin / housing / press release Dé Máirt Márta 31, 2015 13:31 byGrangegorman   image 1 image
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Márta 30, 2015 00:23 byindymedia
We are republishing this very interesting interview between 'The Saker' and Dr. Paul Craig Roberts a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan and thereby someone with a key insider view and understanding and who writes compelling and hard hitting articles at his own site. The Saker is a blog that has grown in huge popularity because it has been providing very informative and insightful analysis of the situation in Ukraine and wider picture around it relating to the US empire and has accurately predicted the trajectory of this crisis and has helped counter the widespread propaganda that tries to hide the fact that the Kiev regime is a neo Nazi puppet regime used as a tool of Washington to try and destablize Russia and has explained and given context to how each of the European states and the EU are just vassel states of the US and how this crisis and the sanctions are hurting Europe and are essentially suicidal for its own well-being. The interview covers a number of wide ranging issues but what makes it great is the way it strips away all the pretensions that there is anything democractic at all in how the big game of geo politics is working and gets to the core issues and forces driving it
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national / miscellaneous / press release Dé Domhnaigh Márta 29, 2015 14:33 byBernard Moffatt   text 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin aibreán 01, 2015 20:21)
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Máirt Márta 24, 2015 21:23 byBernard Moffatt   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin márta 25, 2015 06:50)
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dublin / housing / feature Dé Luain Márta 23, 2015 22:56 byGrangegorman squat   text 5 comments (last - dé máirt márta 24, 2015 22:54)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
A massive eviction is underway in Dublin. It is at the complex of occupied houses and former factory spaces in Grangegorman. Reports indicate that at 7am in the morning a very large number of private security angle grinder their way through one of the metal gates, invaded the area en massed and are erecting barriers (pictured) inside and trying to evict the occupants. read full story / add a comment
on the gates
national / housing / news report Dé Luain Márta 23, 2015 20:57 byGrangegorman   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt márta 31, 2015 15:24)   image 1 image
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1.6 Million Workers Exploited
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national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Luain Márta 09, 2015 22:02 byShannonWatch
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national / environment / press release Dé Sathairn Márta 07, 2015 21:40 byep   image 1 image
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“No progress was made in identifying how Ireland commits itself to meeting its existing, binding climate and energy targets for the period up to 2020 in an integrated way and how best to use the earmarked, available EU support for the structural development needed in the different areas.” read full story / add a comment
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