Strike action begins in care services

One day strike action today by Fórsa members at St. Josephs Foundation in Charleville, Co. Cork Unions step up action for improved funding and pay in State funded agencies Fórsa trade union members at St. Josephs Foundation in Charleville, Co. Cork are taking strike action today as a series of three consecutive one-day strike actions commences today (Wednesday) in community and voluntary sector agencies. St. Joseph’s Foundation provides a range of services and supports for people with disabilities, and is the lead agency for the two North Cork Children disability Network (CDN) teams. The strike action today forms part of the […]

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CWU Workers on Strike

  Over 150,000 strike on historic day for our union – region by region August 31 2022 Members in Royal Mail, BT, Openreach and Parcelforce walk out right across the country in the CWU’s biggest ever action… Delivery, processing, network and engineering services, distribution, vehicle repair, plant maintenance and admin at two of the UK’s largest companies were hugely impacted in every corner of the country today as pickets were deployed from the early hours of the morning until late in the evening. Strikers were in good humour and high spirits, as well as disciplined and determined, united in standing […]

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The Judiciary are no friends of the working Class- Court action from three security companies blocks planned pay rise for guards

  The High Court has blocked the Minister of State for Employment, Damien English, from introducing pay increases for 16,000 workers in the security industry from next Monday. Barrister Eoin O’Shea told Ms Justice Nuala Butler that the Minister had signalled by way of a press release on 3 August his intention to commence an Employment Regulation Order to increase pay for security guards. Mr O’Shea, who appeared with Tom Casey Solicitors for three security companies, was granted leave on behalf of Top Security, Morbury and Las Security to challenge by way of judicial review the minister’s decision and the […]

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