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# unite - Friday 28 June, 2013

Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal

The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants has voted 64 to 36 per cent to back the agreement.

# unite - Saturday 15 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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# unite - Friday 31 May, 2013

UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal

The union says the new proposals don’t address its concerns about the broader economic effect of public pay cuts.

# unite - Monday 13 May, 2013

Croke Park deal should INCREASE spending, not cut it, says union

UNITE says trying to cut the public pay bill will shrink the economy – so the proposed savings should be invested instead.

# unite - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Clarity sought after 'Registered Employment Agreements' deemed unconstitutional

Government has been called on to outline the impact that today’s Supreme Court decision will have on both employees and employers.

# unite - Monday 22 April, 2013

Unions call for X Case legislation, say delay is 'absolutely repugnant'

Officials from SIPTU, UNITE and the Women’s Committee of the ICTU presented a statement to Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier this morning which called for immediate legislation on the issue.

# unite - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No

SIPTU, the INMO, the IMO and Unite have all rejected the pay deal today.

# unite - Monday 15 April, 2013

Seven unions have now rejected Croke Park II proposals

Earlier, two unions representing builders and plasterers both said that the deal would offer job security for members and voted in favour of it.

# unite - Friday 5 April, 2013

Almost 60,000 property tax returns made LPT

Almost 60,000 property tax returns made

The highest number of calls were taken by Revenue’s Helpline yesterday.

# unite - Monday 18 March, 2013

Union tells government to 'stay the hell away' from voting process

Regional Secratary of UNITE hit out at the government, accusing it of “subverting the democratic process”.

# unite - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Unions reject further bank cuts that 'rub salt in the wounds' of workers

Both the IBOA and Unite have said that the proposed banking cuts of up to 10 per cent are unfair, while PTSB have said that they aim to implement them in “as fair and equitable a manner as possible”.

# unite - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

UNITE union recommends that members reject 'Croke Park 2' deal

The union, which withdrew from the talks the night before the LRC proposals were released, advocates a No vote.

# unite - Saturday 2 March, 2013

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?

# unite - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II

There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.

# unite - Friday 15 February, 2013

UNITE demands explanation over economic effect of €1bn pay saving

The trade union says it can’t consider cutting members’ pay unless it knows what effect the cuts will have on the economy.

# unite - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

200 jobs to go at EBS Building Society

Staff are to hold a meeting to discuss the possibility of industrial action after being informed of the cuts.

# unite - Sunday 20 January, 2013

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Proper title and people's bedrooms: The week in quotes

“We also need to stay out of people’s bedrooms. The party that is for small government shouldn’t be over-reaching into people’s private lives.”

# unite - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

UNITE vows to oppose public sector cuts at talks today

The Government and trade unions are to sit down for discussions today, with cuts expected to be tabled.

# unite - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Workers to pursue action at Institute of Chartered Accountants over dismissals

11 members of staff, including nine members of the UNITE union were given notice of dismissal today.

# unite - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

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Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action

A two-hour work stoppage is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 November.

# unite - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Column: Irish labour costs making us uncompetitive? Hardly.

We’re told that wages need to be cut for Ireland to compete internationally – but the figures don’t bear this out, writes Jimmy Kelly of Unite.

# unite - Thursday 13 September, 2012

760 jobs lost in major jobs blow for Northern Ireland

FG Wilson blamed the slowdown in global demand for its products for the large number of job losses.

# unite - Thursday 30 August, 2012

In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt Greencore This post contains images

In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt

Workers are calling for previous pay and conditions to be reinstated.

# unite - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Unions, staff to hold talks at Shannon over plans to sell off hangar

Staff and unions for Aer Lingus are unhappy with the plan which will see 55 workers face compulsory redundancy or relocation.

# unite - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact

Three of the country’s major trade unions have reiterated their call for a No vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact referendum.

# unite - Monday 30 April, 2012

And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway

The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.

# unite - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says there is no support for the treaty in it ranks – but that it fears a No vote could exclude Ireland from the European Stability Mechanism.

ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance

Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.

# unite - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on Fiscal Compact

The Tánaiste has appealed directly to union members suggesting that leaders are not acting in the best interests of members.

# unite - Monday 23 April, 2012

TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty

Technical Engineering and Electrical Union has become the third trade union to advise members to vote No in the fiscal compact treaty.

# unite - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Unite urges members not to pay household charge

The trade union has dismissed the charge as unfair and called on its members not to pay – all 60,000 of them.

# unite - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Household charge: 286,000 register to pay as union urges boycott

The latest figures show that around 36,000 properties have registered to pay since last Thursday evening but that’s less than fifth of the number eventually expected to pay.

# unite - Thursday 1 March, 2012

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GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts

Marches took place across Spain as well as in Paris, Athens, Lisbon and Brussels, with hundreds at a demo in Dublin.

# unite - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

ESB w0rkers to vote on plan to shed 1,000 jobs by 2015 ESB

ESB w0rkers to vote on plan to shed 1,000 jobs by 2015

Workers will be asked to consider plans which management says are needed in order to cut payroll costs by €140 million.

# unite - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

EBS workers vote to end '13th month' strike action EBS

EBS workers vote to end '13th month' strike action

94 per cent of Unite members withdraw their action and to accept a deal brokered at the Labour Relations Commission last week.

# unite - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EBS workers call off strike over '13th month' payment EBS

EBS workers call off strike over '13th month' payment

Staff at the building society were due to walk out tomorrrow, but have agreed to LRC talks with management.

# unite - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

EBS staff to hold second strike over ’13th month’ payment

Staff will picket EBS branches and the offices of its parent bank AIB, in protest at the withholding of a December payment.

# unite - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Union: We'll picket AIB too if striking EBS workers are not paid EBS

Union: We'll picket AIB too if striking EBS workers are not paid

However, Unite said it was hopeful the decision not to make a Christmas payment would be reversed.

EBS staff begin strike action over '13th month' payment EBS

EBS staff begin strike action over '13th month' payment

Staff at the State-owned building society say their ‘Scrooge-like’ employer is withholding an annual payment of four weeks’ pay.