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Management refusal to engage with workers has led to an escalation of the dispute, with a full-day strike set for Monday and pickets outside the school from 9am to 6pm. “Management has consistently refused to address teachers’ concerns or to negotiate with them collectively through the union of their choice, leaving workers with no option but to take industrial action,” said Unite Regional Officer Brendan Byrne.

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The first MASI Conference has begun in Liberty Hall today. Under the theme “Towards a More Humane Asylum Process” , the conference will hear from young people speaking about about Direct Provision, as well as a history of DP and MASI’s organising. The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland is

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The largest trade union mobilisation in the history of Ballymena was held yesterday by Wrightbus workers. “The huge turnout at today’s march and rally for jobs and skills in Ballymena demonstrates the strength and determination of the Wrightbus workers who want one thing – to get back to work. Today saw the biggest trade union mobilisation in the history of this town,” said Unite regional

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School secretaries will see their issues being raised at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), a vital first step in seeing their longstanding issues resolved. The trade union Fórsa has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills to drop the demand that current industrial action by school secretaries be suspended before agreeing to participate in discussions with Fórsa under the auspices of the WRC about ending the two-tier pay system for school secretaries. The union has said that it welcomes the opportunity to work to resolve the issues

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SIPTU has called for the strict enforcement of the terms of a new Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the construction industry which comes into effect today and will see pay rises and extra protections for workers. The terms of the SEO come into effect today, with workers receiving the first

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SIPTU members employed by GoSafe Ireland, the company which operates speed camera vans on behalf of the State, have started a 24-hour strike action in a dispute related to working conditions.S Ahead of the strike, SIPTU Organiser Brendan Carr said “Our members have been left with no option other than to conduct this work stoppage. They are

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Unite the Union to lodge legal claims for the workforce at the former Belfast printers Nicholson & Bass over unfair dismissal. Brian Hewitt, a Regional Officer for Unite, has confirmed that his union will be initiating legal claims for workers at Nicholson and Bass. Fourteen of the workers have been

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Trying to keep their students away from the rabble fighting climate change, this week fee-paying schools reminded the rest of the country of the ‘tad infuriating’ fact of their very existence. There are 51 fee-paying schools, two-thirds of which have a Catholic ethos. Last year, they were subsidised by the public to the tune of €90m. Most of this went on teacher salaries, as well as capital expenditure, grants for computer equipment, and sports facilities. Those 51 schools represent 7%

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School secretaries have upped their campaign for equal pay and conditions with demonstrations on Saturday outside education minister Joe McHugh’s constituency office, as well as Department of Education offices in Dublin and Athlone. The rallies took place as the trade union Fórsa prepares to reveal the result of a nationwide

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Residents in the Vallecas, Carabanchel and Torrejón areas of Madrid have refused to accept rent increases after their public homes were sold to the vulture fund Blackstone. In 2013 Blackstone’s Spanish subsidiary Fidere acquired 5,314 public properties – including 1,860 social housing units – from the Empresa Municipal de la

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