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
The government is progressing its plans to increase the pension age and ensure the benefits of improved healthcare and technology are not shared with workers. At present, the age of entitlement to the State pension is 66. It is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028. Published last October, the Roadmap for Pension Reform commits to linking future changes in the State pension
Fianna Fáil has been accused of promoting increased EU and NATO spending by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA). Highlighting that Fianna Fail is fighting the 2019 EU Parliament elections as a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), PANA pointed to the ALDE Election Manifesto,
Nursing Now, a global campaign to improve health by raising the status of nursing, was launched in Ireland today. The worldwide campaign aims for the recognition of nurses’ contribution to healthcare, gender equality, wider society and improved economies. Its aims include greater investment in nursing, more nurses in leadership positions,
In 1978 the first ever flight to Cuba left Dublin with 70 young people heading to the World Festival of Youth and Students. LookLeft spoke to one of the participants, Padraig Mannion, about the experience.
Working in public schools but not treated as public servants, school secretaries are now organising and making their demands for equal pay and conditions heard, writes Róisín Ní Dhalaigh.
Strikes could spread in coming months as company routinely breaches agreements.