Unite to ballot membership working in Hovis on significantly improved pay offer

Unite to ballot membership working in Hovis on significantly improved pay offer Posted on January 22, 2020 by Unite the union NI Shop stewards suspend pending all-out strike action planned to commence Friday after company makes new offer Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer, confirmed that his union would be balloting members on a fresh pay offer made by the company’s management in the face of all-out strike action. “Strike action is always a last resort for workers and our union. Unfortunately we were left with no alternative but to proceed with plans for all-out strike action as a result of the […]

Launch Of Workers’ Rights Campaign

In what was a packed public meeting at the launch of Trade Union Left Forum ( TULF)  campaign on workers’ rights in the offices of Connect Trade Union Head Office in Dublin today Saturday 18th Jan.  The meeting was addressed by Gareth Murphy, Julia Marcianak from the Ivy Restaurant Solidarity campaign, Brian Nolan The Asssistant General Secretary of the Connect Trade Union, Muireann Dalton Trade Union Activisit and Des Derwin representing the Dublin Trades Union Council. The Organisers would like to thank Connect for use of thier premieses. On this link is a copy of the Workers’ Right Pampflet

Workers’ Right Campaign National Launch Saturday 18th Dublin

Workers’ Right Campaign National Launch Saturday 18th Dublin   Trade Union Left Forum( TULF) are launching their workers’ rights campaign in Dublin on January 18th at 2pm. The launch will take place on the Connect Trade Union office at 2pm 18th Jan 6 Gardiner Row. Dublin D01 Y183. We would encourage all Trade Union Activists and the general public to come along to the public meeting.   Please click on the this link for a copy of the Campaign document1578477695950_KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BOOKLET (1)  

Workers’ Rights Campaign

The speakers for the Workers Rights Campaign have been announced they are as follows; Long time trade union activist and founder member of the Trade Union Left Forum Gareth Murphy, Decency for Dunnes and Mandate Trade Union Muireann Dalton,  Assistant General Secretary of Connect Trade Union Brian Nolan.  Ivy restaurant solidarity campaign & Unite the Union activist Julia Marcianak,  Executive Member of Dublin Council of Trade Unions & vice chair of SIPTU Dublin District Council Des Derwin,  Belfast Trade Union activist and  CWU Kerry Fleck and Ciara Ní Mhaoilfhinn CWU will chair the event. Space is limited come early not […]

TULF To Launch Workers’ Right Campaign

Trade Union Left Forum( TULF) are launching their workers’ right campaign in Dublin on January 18th at 2pm. The launch will take place on the Connect Trade Union office at 2pm 18th Jan 6 Gardiner Row. Dublin D01 Y183. We would encourage all Trade Union Activists and the general public to come along to the public meeting.   Please click on the this link for a copy of the Campaign document1578477695950_KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BOOKLET (1)    

SPEECH AT COP25 Greta Thunberg: ‘Clever statistics and creative PR’ cover inaction on climate crisis

Our thanks to the website Climate & Capitalism.com website. Transcript of Greta Thunberg’s address to the United Nations Climate Conference, Madrid, December 6, 2019. A year and a half ago, I didn’t speak to anyone unless I really had to. But then I found a reason to speak. Since then, I have given many speeches and learned that when you talk in public, you should start with something personal or emotional to get everyone’s attention, say things like, “Our house is on fire,” “I want you to panic,” or “How dare you!” But today I will not do that, because […]

Brexit, workers’ rights and inequality

The question of workers’ rights is a recurring theme in the debate around Brexit. For the most part trade unions in Britain and Ireland are concerned that a hard or no-deal outcome would threaten a regression in the rights and living standards enjoyed by workers across these islands. But, argues Dave Gibney, there is a more complicated set of factors to take into account.   Economic inequality is now higher in the UK than any time since the 1960s. Real wages have been falling since the UK joined the EU in 1973. Coincidently, the regions of the UK with the lowest median incomes are also […]

NIPSA Members – Strike Monday 23 December 2019-Friday 3 January 2020

NIPSA Members – Strike Monday 23 December 2019-Friday 3 January 2020  Published: 19 December 2019 NIPSA members employed in the Mail Opening Unit, Department for Communities, Coleraine and Limavady will be taking strike action commencing at 11 am on Monday 23 December 2019 and will run until Friday 3 January 2020.  Picket lines will be in place each day from 8 am until 2 pm.  Members will welcome the support of other NIPSA members who can call at the picket lines throughout the day.  This will be particularly welcome during the holiday period. The addresses for the picket lines are as follows:- […]

The Dialectic of Sex:

In the workplace as in every facet of society women have and are been descrimated against. It is our job to put a stop this and to understand what needs to be done.  Recently this blogger came across this wonderful piece of writing from Shulasmith Firestone. Please read it. Sex class is so deep as to be invisible. Or it may appear as a superficial inequality, one that can be solved by merely a few reforms, or perhaps by the full integration of women into the labour force. But the reaction of the common man, woman, and child – ‘That? Why you […]

Strike action begins in Six counties

RCN members working within Health and Social Care (HSC) services in Northern Ireland today go on strike for the first time in the College’s 103-year history.  There are currently 2,800 vacant nursing posts in the HSC and nurse pay has fallen by 15% in real terms in recent years. Nurses in Northern Ireland are the lowest paid in the UK. Today (Wednesday), nursing staff will join picket lines at 21 locations across Northern Ireland to demand that measures be taken to address the unsafe staffing levels and deliver pay parity. The strike action follows three days of industrial action, short […]