Mandate delegation meet Taoiseach in effort to resolve Debenhams dispute

Thursday 19 November 2020 A Mandate Trade Union delegation comprising of Gerry Light, Mandate General Secretary and three ex-Debenhams shop stewards, Jane Crowe (Henry St, Dublin), Valarie Conlon (Patrick Street, Cork) and Michelle Gavin (Waterford), met this morning with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin and a team of senior officials from his department in an effort to find a solution to the protracted Debenhams dispute. More than 1,000 workers lost their jobs in April of this year as the company entered liquidation. Since then, the workers have been on strike for 224 days. Mandate General Secretary Gerry Light said: “We used […]

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Hygiene Baseline. Pre Covid-19 Global Snapshot

Two out of five people in the world do not have a hand washing facility with soap and water on premises.  Almost half of the schools in the world do not have handwashing facilities with soap and water available to students.  We do not know the proportion of health care facilities in the world that have functional hand hygiene facilities with soap and water or hand sanitizer.   ▪ Frequent and proper hand hygiene is one of the most important measures that can be used to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus ▪ There are two main routes of transmission […]

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Women in the World of Work

As the Citizen’s Assembly prepares for sessions on Women in the world of work, we examine some of the issues they will be discussing. https://www.ictu.ie/blog/2020/11/13/women-in-the-world-of-work-citizens-assembly/  

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