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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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international / workers issues / event notice Saturday November 02, 2013 15:43 by Eamon
The Progressive Film Club in association with Dublin community TV and anti-fascist action Ireland present two films

3pm: Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece (2013)

4pm: The Inquiry (2013)

At The New Theatre

Saturday 30th November

43 East Essex street

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national / workers issues / feature Saturday October 19, 2013 14:07 by T   text 14 comments (last - monday march 24, 2014 18:10)   image 11 images
The future is not good for pensions and the further away you are from retirement the bleaker is the prospect that you will get anything like you have paid in. A number of factors have come into play to cause major trouble and nearly all of these affect the underlying basic fundamentals required for a pension system to work and along with the continual counter coup to remove the social gains of the past century by the financial elite, the prospects remain grim. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / workers issues / event notice Wednesday October 02, 2013 23:25 by anon   image 1 image
Another Austerity Budget is looming: The government is currently discussing how to implement €3.1bn of austerity in October’s Budget (and another €2bn in 2015). The impact of previous budget cuts are devastating those on lower incomes and in poverty, the public health system, special needs supports, the unemployed, those in mortgage arrears etc. Austerity is destroying our society and economy.

Speakers: Michael Taft (UNITE Trade Union), Mary Murphy (COF) and Siobhán O'Donoghue (Migrants Rights Centre Ireland) read full story / add a comment
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national / workers issues / event notice Wednesday October 02, 2013 23:12 by pbp   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 13, 2013 23:13)   image 5 images
Assembling at 1 pm on Saturday 12th October at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin, to march to the GPO.

The budget for 2014 is expected to take yet another €3 billion out of the economy, at a rate of two to one in favour of cuts over taxation. This will affect health, education, social protection and community services. It will not create one new job.

Alternative sources of revenue exist: read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 17, 2013 17:51 by Cara   text 45 comments (last - tuesday november 26, 2013 12:53)   image 1 image   video 2 video files   2 attached files
At Belfast Docks ITGWU continued the swing to the Right - which began when they sacked Jim Larkin - the same Jim Larkin that Jack O'Connor and SIPTU are honouring - with tongues firmly in cheeks and laughing all the way to the bank with their massive salaries. read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / press release Monday September 16, 2013 23:55 by Socail Justice
Ireland could and should have a Universal Pension for everyone over 65. it could be paid for principally by standard rating the current tax-break for private pensions. More than 80% of benefit of the current tax break goes to the 20% with highest earnings. A Universal Pension would be simpler, fairer and more just as well as being sustainable in the decades ahead.

No existing pensioner would lose out and many would experience an increase in the Universal Pension. In particular, those adults aged 66 years and older, in respect of whom reduced payments are now made due to their status as ‘Qualified Adults’, would receive a Universal Pension in their own right. read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / news report Tuesday September 03, 2013 20:25 by Jolly Red Giant
Upwards of 80,000 miners working in the goldmines in South Africa have begun strike action in a pay dispute with the mining bosses. A further 40,000 goldminers could join the strike in the coming days. Workers are demanding pay increases of between 60%-150% for workers earning around €400 per month. The mining bosses have offered increases of approximate 6.1% (just below the rate of inflation)
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international / workers issues / photo-essay Friday August 30, 2013 02:33 by Gearoid O Loingsigh   image 5 images
Tens of thousands marched through the capital city Bogotá in solidarity with the agrarian strike. read full story / add a comment
international / workers issues / opinion/analysis Sunday August 11, 2013 16:43 by john (Sean) Throne   text 1 comment (last - monday august 12, 2013 16:14)
This looks at the recent relative success of the Committe for a Workers International (CWI) in the election in Seattle. It tries to do so in an non sectarian manner. It also seeks for a balanced view of the CWI. In this it looks at the continuing left sectarian ways of the CWI and its mistaken internal life. read full story / add a comment
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international / workers issues / news report Monday August 05, 2013 14:10 by Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL)   text 1 comment (last - monday august 05, 2013 17:02)   image 3 images
BARELY two weeks after the death of Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin, the transport leader who was murdered by a paid assassin in Davao City, another local leader of NCTU-APL in Cotabato City was gunned down in a brazen daytime attack again, which makes a mockery of justice and underscores the reign of impunity in the country.

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international / workers issues / news report Friday July 26, 2013 11:28 by PM, APL, Sentro-Nagkaisa   image 5 images
Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised “inclusive growth”. Workers have had enough of these broken promises. read full story / add a comment
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