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Mandate Trade Union has called for the immediate suspension of the decision by Debenhams management to put the company into voluntary liquidation in the Republic of Ireland, calling the move “opportunistic” and “cynical.” Debenhams shocked almost 2,000 workers in 11 stores last Thursday by announcing that its Irish stores “are

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As part of a series on frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, LookLeft speaks to a firefighter and paramedic about the pandemic, the response, and what the public can do to help. We cover the majority of the emergency ambulance cases in the Dublin area, as well as firefighting

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear who our society’s real essential workers are. In the first of a series of interviews with frontline workers, LookLeft speaks to a young worker in a major grocery retailer. I’m a general assistant for a major grocery retailer in North Dublin. The workload

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The rich are to blame for climate change, but it’s the poor who will suffer most. On Monday the BCC reported University of Leeds researchers as saying that the rich are to blame for climate change. Across all 86 countries that the researchers studied, the wealthiest 10% consumed about 20%

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The stark difference in the treatment of workers directly employed by Dublin’s tech giants and the lower-paid workers they keep at arms-length through third-party companies has come to the fore again. The Times, which has been covering the story of the contractors for a number of years, today reports on

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A crowd of several hundred anti-racism demonstrators gathered outside Leinster House yesterday to stand against the Far Right’s efforts to divide Irish society. The rally was organised by the Solidarity Alliance against Racism and Fascism (SARF) and was supported by a wide array of faith groups, trade unions, and community

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Kerala is to provide free high-speed internet access to two million families living below the poverty line. The announcement was made on Wednesday, with Kerala’s Finance Minister Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying on Twitter that “Internet connection made a basic a citizen right. Kerala cabinet gives final nod for ₹1548 crores Kerala Fibre

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has issued determinations in nine appeals brought by INTO members in relation to the 2013 decision of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) to stop holidays in lieu for teachers on maternity leave (Circular 09/2013). The cases were brought under the Maternity Protection Acts,

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On Tuesday Senator Pippa Hackett signed the Roll of Members of Seanad Éireann and took her seat as a member of the 25th Seanad, following the election of Grace O’Sullivan as an MEP. We look at whether it matters that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael stood aside to let the Green Party have the seat. What are we angry about this week? The Green

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After a three year battle, Dublin City Council voted on Monday night to privatise the O’Devaney Gardens site. Last night Dublin City Council voted 38 to 19 to accept Bartra Capital’s offer for the public site, which is beside the Phoenix Park, Heuston Station, the Museum Luas stop, and the

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