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fermanagh / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Tuesday December 11, 2007 07:39 by .   text 8 comments (last - sunday january 06, 2008 15:41)   1 attached file
In the latest round in the struggle over Classroom Assistant job evaluation in Northern Ireland NIPSA has called for ICTU to carry out an inquiry in to the process that led to an offer from management been accepted by the trade unions.

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national / anti-capitalism / press release Monday December 10, 2007 19:54 by RSF   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 13, 2007 12:35)
"Argos announced profits in 2006 exceeding 8.1 billion euro whilst profits for the first half of this year are up 50%. Despite this Argos are refusing workers a 10 % pay rise, which would bring hourly rates to 9.90 euro. The cost of importing strike breakers is greater for Argos than the pay increase sought by the workers. However the prize for the company in winning this battle would be to break the power of the worker's union in Argos" read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday November 26, 2007 12:01 by Des Dalton   text 1 comment (last - monday november 26, 2007 21:15)
Commenting on an address given by Professor Kathleen Lynch of UCD’s Equality Studies Centre at a conference on equality and inclusion organised by Pobal on November 22, in which she said that the 26-Counties was “bottom of the league” in terms of giving workers a share of national wealth, Republican Sinn Féin Vice President Des Dalton said that her comments further underlined the “need for the Trade Union Movement to ensure that all workers are organised and members of a union.” read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday November 06, 2007 19:47 by CCFE
Many in the educational community are concerned about the effects of supermarket voucher schemes in primary schools, junk food vending machines in PPP secondary schools and an increasing dependency on corporate funding in Higher education. This conference will highlight the dangers for education in following a commercial agenda and explore positive responses from educators, parents and students to this trend.
education: Whose Business is it Anyway?” is supported by the School of education TCD, Campaign for Commercial-Free education, INTO, ASTI, IFUT, IPPN, Irish Heart Foundation, USI and SIPTU education Branch. It will feature speakers from all areas of Irish education with the keynote address being given by Prof Alex Molnar of Arizona State University. Dr. Molnar is the leading U.S. expert on the commercialism of public education and author of School Commercialism: From Democratic Ideal to Market Commodity.

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international / miscellaneous / press release Friday November 02, 2007 14:52 by Nikki Donnelly
According to Concern and other international and national NGOs, there is an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in South Central Somalia. Tens of thousands of people are currently fleeing violence in Mogadishu adding to the up to 335,000 people already needing immediate lifesaving assistance in Mogadishu and the Shabelle regions.
NGOs cannot respond effectively to the crisis because access and security are deteriorating dramatically at a time when needs are increasing. The international community and all involved parties have a responsibility to protect civilians, to allow the delivery of aid and to respect humanitarian space and the safety of humanitarian workers.

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antrim / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Thursday November 01, 2007 12:10 by .   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 10, 2007 21:02)
The Minister for education Catroina Ruane has stated publicly that the current offer on the table to settle the Classroom Assistants dispute is valued at £45 million. This is in direct contradiction to the statements by the education Boards that the offer is valued at £40.2 million.

These opposing statement have caused great confusion amongst parents and staff.

NIPSA is calling for transparency in the job evaluation process and demanding access to the costings for the job evaluation process.
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Tuesday October 23, 2007 00:44 by Lisburn Strike Committee   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 27, 2007 12:54)   1 attached file
After many days fighting a lone battle to defend the education system. Classroom assistants took the magnanamous step to suspend their highly successful strike action to allow management to finally engage in meaningful negotiations. If anyone took this to be a climb down or retreat they were very much mistaken. As the negotiations reach a critical stage the message is loud and clear. "Settle this now or face more of the same" NIPSA's classroom assistant's call on every decent trade unionist to show solidarity with them in their time of struggle. They are fighting not only to maintain but to improve the standard of education for all children in this provence. If they are forced back onto the picket lines do not desert them to fight alone!
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday October 18, 2007 17:17 by Eugene Mc Cartan   text 4 comments (last - friday october 19, 2007 11:20)
Irish, German and Cuban communists, as well as the many communists from abroad now living and working in Ireland, will come together next week to celebrate the 1917 October Revolution in Russia.

The celebration events will take place in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Friday 26 October from 8 p.m. There will also be a celebration event in Belfast on Thursday 25th at 10 Exchange Place, Donegal Street, at 7-30pm.

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dublin / racism & migration related issues / press release Tuesday July 24, 2007 01:29 by Kevin Wingfield   text 24 comments (last - thursday july 26, 2007 23:35)

SWP condemns police harassment of Roma in Ballymun and says ‘Let them stay!’ read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / press release Monday July 09, 2007 12:53 by Limerick Socialist Youth   text 3 comments (last - monday october 08, 2007 08:47)   image 3 images   1 attached file
This year is the 40th anniversary of the murder of Che Guevara by the CIA in Bolivia. Che was in Bolivia trying to assist the revolution taking place there when he was captured and shot, his last words apparently being “Shoot, coward, you’re going to kill a man”.

Che Guevara’s legacy and the struggle for socialism in Latin America today will by discussed at a upcoming forum on the 21st of July in Limerick. The event titled ‘RESISTANCE’ is to take place between 1 and 6 upstairs in Riddlers Bar and is organised by Socialist Youth. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Sunday July 08, 2007 13:19 by Stop the New Round Coalition
Trade ministers of the G4 countries (the European Union, the United States, Brazil and India) are meeting in Potsdam, Germany, this week try to stitch together a trade deal to which each of them could agree.

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday July 08, 2007 01:22 by Miriam Anderson   text 78 comments (last - friday november 30, 2007 21:52)
Many family pets are at risk of being destroyed following the decision by Dublin City Council to ban all dogs listed under the Control of Dogs (Restriction of Certain Dogs) Regulations, 1991.

ANVIL Ireland has condemned this move. Spokesperson, Miriam Anderson stated “this decision appears to have been made in the absence of any informed discussion with rescue or welfare groups. The fact that Dublin City Council has referred to all of these breeds as “dangerous dogs” implies a total lack of understanding of both the breeds in question and the existing legislation”. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday July 04, 2007 13:37 by Feda
Mustafa Atalay was sent to prison, 26 days after a complicated heart operation and he’s been held in solitary confinement since then. Even the prison doctor doesn’t want to accept responsibility for him. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Friday June 29, 2007 10:37 by AIMS Ireland
“Every woman deserves to have her mother in the delivery room with her” I remember reading these words on rollercoaster.ie years ago from a young scared Irish woman due with her first baby. Her heartfelt plea for help…her desperation for ANY suggestion ….of ANY possible way that she could persuade her maternity hospital to make the exception to the rule and allow her mother and husband in with her for the labour and birth. Likewise I remember the replies of other women…women who have gone through it before…women who dripped with cynicism because they too would have liked this choice but knew what her outcome would be. The pain, confusion and fear of that sad, sad post have stayed with me over the years.

Unfortunately it looks like very little has changed for women in some areas of Ireland . While many maternity units around the country are receptive of additional birthing partners and Doulas, the Dublin hospitals remain unresponsive.

AIMS Ireland has decided to look deeper into this issue.
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national / miscellaneous / press release Thursday June 14, 2007 21:33 by reabhloid dearg   text 2 comments (last - sunday june 17, 2007 13:59)

In response to the decision taken by The Educational Institute of Scotland to ban the recruitment by the British army in Scottish schools the Republican Socialist Youth Movement have called on trade unions here to adopt a similar policy. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday June 14, 2007 14:54 by Republican Student   text 1 comment (last - thursday june 14, 2007 15:42)   image 1 image
Ógra Shinn Féin Uladh College Co-ordinater Michál Harkin, has said he is ‘concerned but not surprised’ that the number of applications for university places has fallen in the north, by 4.8% in the last year. He was speaking after it was revealed that student's loans for English, Welsh, Scottish and Universities' in the North has passed the 3 billion pound mark.
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international / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday June 06, 2007 22:39 by A Bullied Academic   text 3 comments (last - thursday june 07, 2007 22:38)
‘Divestors of People’© is a standard awarded to Higher education institutions that excel in mismanaging, bullying, and harassing their staff.

The first three recipient institutions are Imperial College of Science and Technology London, the University of Wolverhampton and University College Cork Ireland.

Nominations remain open for the Hall of Shame. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday May 22, 2007 23:22 by SDLP Youth
SDLP Youth activists campaigned today for an end to devastating top up fees. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Saturday May 05, 2007 13:29 by Seán Ó Murchú
The Republican Prisoners held in Maghaberry Concentration Camp have agreed to temporarily suspend their 10-month long protest. Since 19th June 2006 Republican POWs have been protesting against a régime which seeks to criminalise those who continue to struggle for Ireland's Freedom. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / press release Thursday April 26, 2007 11:52 by David Lundy
"Today the European Parliament sent a principled message in opposition to all discrimination and all homophobic statements. Politicians and church authorities must heed this parliamentary resolution" GUE/NGL MEP and Civil Liberties Committee Vice President Giusto Catania said today in Strasbourg after the vote on a resolution on homophobia in Europe. read full story / add a comment
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