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dublin / workers issues / event notice Sunday September 14, 2014 14:50 by Claiming Our Future   image 1 image
How we can make the ultimate antidote to inequality more than an egalitarian fantasy?

The idea of a “maximum wage” — a cap on the annual income any one person can claim — has been around ever since the time of Plato. In today’s staggeringly unequal world, that idea is making a comeback, in everywhere from Egypt to New Zealand.

Tuesday, September 16, 6-8pm, The Ark, Eustace Street, Temple Bar read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Monday September 01, 2014 15:51 by Bobby   image 1 image
March from Liberty Hall to the meeting of the City Council in City Hall. read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / press release Thursday July 10, 2014 00:05 by pbp   text 1 comment (last - friday july 11, 2014 10:53)
The ghost of William Martin Murphy is haunting Greyhound, one of Dublin’s largest waste collection companies. In one of the most daring attacks on organised workers in recent years, the company’s owners are demanding that workers accept a pay cut of 35 percent.

One morning in May workers arrived at their depot and were surprised to find new cabins in front of their place of work. Their managers were sitting inside them and, as each worker tried to enter the depot, they were asked to sign a document that would alter their conditions of work read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / event notice Tuesday June 03, 2014 15:26 by Con Carroll   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 03, 2014 15:45)
who cares, often we can allow apathy to set in. yet in Dublin 2014. we are now witness to events taking place at Paris Bakery Moore St read full story / add a comment
The Herald today
dublin / workers issues / news report Wednesday May 28, 2014 13:13 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday may 30, 2014 00:16)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The Herald contains a bizarre full page whinge from the owner of the Paris Bakery about how the publicity their failure to pay their workers received has 'destroyed my life.' It's heartening as the occupation enters its 6th day to see that both Yannick Forel and Ruth Savill have come under enough pressure from the workers to feel the need to make public statements. But they need to meet with the workers and make arrangements to pay the estimated 130,000 in wages owed. read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / opinion/analysis Sunday May 18, 2014 18:09 by Paddy Hackett
State expenditure, as a whole, constitutes an enormous deduction from total surplus value. This largely unproductive spending involves an enormous contraction in the accumulation of capital. It is a deduction that has been growing significantly in the aftermath of the 2nd World War. In the present period of growing problems, regarding the accumulation of capital, there have been continuing feeble attempts to shrink the state or at least reduce the annual rate of state spending. read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / opinion/analysis Thursday May 15, 2014 10:10 by Pat Waine   text 3 comments (last - friday may 23, 2014 18:12)
The article deals with the challenge to the Left parties and individuals to get their act together and Put a strong opposition to the neo liberal agenda. That calls for them to put aside party sectarianism in the general interest of working people and put realistic goals before people and move things on that ill benefit all the left . read full story / add a comment
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international / workers issues / news report Sunday May 04, 2014 16:18 by Anarchist Collective “Cycle of Fire"   image 1 image
MAY DAY 1886 - 2014
The struggle for a new society without exploitation and oppression from human to human continues until the subversion of the world of the state and capital, the global social revolution, anarchy and communism.
Anarchist Collective “Cycle of Fire”
Anarchist bulletin “Black Flag” read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2014 18:49 by We Are Not Leaving
We’re young workers, the young unemployed and students. We’re people that want to shine a light on the youth crisis in Ireland: unemployment and forced emigration, precarious work & internship culture, fees & grant cuts- not to mention the housing and mental health crises! So, to highlight the bullsh*t facing young people in 2014, we’re hosting the first MayDay Festival in Twisted Pepper Dublin on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Wednesday April 30, 2014 18:46 by We Are Not Leaving   image 1 image
We’re young workers, the young unemployed and students. We’re people that want to shine a light on the youth crisis in Ireland: unemployment and forced emigration, precarious work & internship culture, fees & grant cuts- not to mention the housing and mental health crises! So, to highlight the bullsh*t facing young people in 2014, we’re hosting the first MayDay Festival in Twisted Pepper Dublin on Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Sunday April 27, 2014 20:02 by 1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
Stand Up Fight Back ! May Day Thurs 1st May 6:30pm Parnell Square, Dublin 2. The annual May Day march & rally takes place on Thurs May 1st, assembling at Parnell Square at 6.30pm. Join with the Dublin Council of Trade Unions, workers, communities, youth, students and unemployed to demand an end to Austerity and to stand up for our rights. Please invite people and leaflets will be available from trade union buildings. Bring yourselves, your colleagues and union banners read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Monday March 24, 2014 20:08 by pm   image 1 image
Paul Murphy MEP will be organising a city centre 'Day of Action' against forced labour schemes such as JobBridge, Gateway and Tús. there will be banner drops, leafletting and collecting signatures for the scambridge.ie petition against these schemes and in favour of the RealJobs programme. The day will conclude with a street meeting at 3pm on Henry Street. Come along and help out, every little helps! read full story / add a comment
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international / workers issues / press release Monday March 17, 2014 10:07 by Sara   image 1 image
Philippines, March 2014 -- With less than four months remaining before the upcoming “death” of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)’s land distribution component on June 30 2014, 300 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) today trooped to Malacanang Presidential Palace, calling for a drastic acceleration and overhaul of the implementation of the land reform effort.
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Is State dept scumbag Nuland trying to illustrate current US credibility?
international / workers issues / other press Saturday February 08, 2014 13:01 by fred   text 9 comments (last - thursday march 06, 2014 08:58)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
US state dept diplomat Nuland "mutt" and Geoff are caught out nicely, in a hacked and leaked phone call. In what is probably the most brazen feat of brass necked hypocrisy I've ever seen, the mainstream media have tried to make it about how awful the russians are for spying on them. And this after the Snowden revelations!! "Fuck the EU" they say. But by far the worst thing about this is how they treat this uprising they are stoking with the aid of far right fascist thugs trained by NATO on the Russian border, like it's just some sort of a chess game.
And of course the EU don't care much about the insult because they are all on exactly the same page, as the second part of the transcript clearly illustrates. Read on.... read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / event notice Friday January 24, 2014 19:14 by Paul Kinsella
After the Lockout Commemorations – Trade Union Organising in 2014 and Beyond - Saturday 25th January

13 Jan 2014
The Dún Laoghaire 1913 Commemorative Committee has announced details of a workshop/seminar entitled “After the Lockout commemorations - Trade Union Organising in 2014 and beyond” to be held in the Dún Laoghaire Club, Eblana Ave, Dún Laoghaire on Saturday 25th January from 2:30 – 5:30p.m.

The workshop/seminar is open to all – whether union member or not - and is intended as a forum in which people who are interested in organising in their workplaces and communities can share ideas and learn from each other. According to the organisers “The last 6 months have seen many events held to mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout and the heroic battles waged by Dublin’s workers for union recognition. As the period of commemoration draws to a close, this workshop/seminar aims to bring together a number of people involved in on-the-ground organising today to look forward rather than back - to share skills, analyse problems and discuss the type of trade unionism that is needed 100 years after the Lockout battles.” read full story / add a comment
Kyiv City Hall, occupied by the Ukrainian opposition led by Svoboda and turned into their “Revolutionary HQs”. The cross in the circle is a neo-nazi symbol.
international / workers issues / other press Thursday January 23, 2014 21:44 by T   text 7 comments (last - sunday february 09, 2014 18:46)   image 2 images
Asheville Fm radio, based in western North Carolina, aired a fascinating interview with an anarcho-syndicalist named Denys, from the Autonomous Worker’s Union in Ukraine. In the interview, Denys debunks many of the myths surrounding the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, and explains motives behind the stories and propaganda being circulated around the protests.

Why is the Free Association Agreement with the EU (which would mostly benefit the ultra-rich oligarchs of Ukraine) deliberately being
construed as actual integration? Ukrainian leaders backed off from signing it at the last minute. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to pull
Ukraine into her Customs Union by offering Kyiv a deal for promised purchases of billions of euro of Ukrainian products, and a 30 percent
discount on Russian Natural Gas.

Denys explains that when the protests broke, the political class of Ukraine was taken by surprise. However, the opposition, a coalition
leaning towards far-right (with fascist Svoboda being the most visible of them all) quickly regrouped and turned the street into their PR
machine. The opposition had massive demonstrations in their plans, as fascist Svobodas leader declared in an interview in March 2013. Evidence emerged of the opposition leaders plans to overthrow the current government with the financial and political support of Germany’s
conservative Angela Merkel, the EU leaders from Brussels, and with visible support of the United States, whose envoy, conservative John
McCain was the guest star of the Euromaidan.

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Honorio “ Norvict” Baculao
international / workers issues / press release Wednesday December 04, 2013 07:11 by Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)   image 2 images
Akbayan Partylist condemns the cold-blooded murder of its fisherfolk leader Honorio “ Norvict” Baculao in Bohol. Ka Norvict, as he is fondly called by comrades in the civil society community and social movements, had just attended a municipal assembly of civil society groups and basic sectors in Getafe, Bohol on Tuesday when he was shot in the head by a lone gunman. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and comrades who are grieving his loss.

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international / workers issues / opinion/analysis Thursday November 28, 2013 17:53 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D.
On November 19th the Tánaiste (Vice-Prime Minister in Ireland) Eamon Gilmore, addressed the parliamentary questions raised by TDs Maureen O’Sullivan, Clare Daly and Seán Crowe, in relation to growing concerns about the escalation of political repression in Colombia. In recent months, scores of left-wing activists, trade union organisers, protesters and human rights’ defenders have been murdered. Many more have been imprisoned, injured and harassed. read full story / add a comment
Oscar Lopez -striking worker who shot four times by multiple gunmen in a local bar
international / workers issues / other press Thursday November 14, 2013 14:46 by libcom.org   image 1 image
Another trade unionist murdered in Colombia.
Striking Nestle worker and trade union organiser, Oscar lopez, was shot four times by multiple gunmen in a local bar. ‘Sinaltrainal’, his trade union had been locked in a bitter dispute with Nestle over union recognition and report receiving several death threats via text message from a right-wing paramilitary group, ‘Urabenos’- the day before Lopez was murdered. The messages read, “We are going to chop you up” and “Death to all Communists” read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / news report Thursday November 14, 2013 00:13 by Tom C   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
In a case even a rightwinger would support, Milnes Foods strikers are continuing their work stoppages .While progress has been made in areas, the right to collective bargaining, union representation, pro-rata pay for the cleaners and mechanics are some of the outstanding issues in this bitter dispute between some seventeen or so brave SIPTU strikers and the company of Milne Foods, of Birr in Co. Offaly. A Labour Court hearing is lated for December 12th. They are on one day work stoppages each Friday from now to Christmas, support from all would be appreciated.
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