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# jimmy-kelly - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Unite hits out at RTÉ coverage, says building was offered for homeless accommodation
# Merrion Square
# Merrion Square

Unite hits out at RTÉ coverage, says building was offered for homeless accommodation

Jan 17th 2017, 6:15 PM 17,880 Views 112 Comments

Focus Ireland rejected the building as it was unsuitable and because “the offer was for three years or less”.

# jimmy-kelly - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn
# Worker Rights
# Worker Rights

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn

Jul 27th 2014, 4:58 PM 13,138 Views 10 Comments

Unite trade union said today the dispute will go to the Labour Relations Commission – and hopefully be resolved.

# jimmy-kelly - Sunday 6 July, 2014

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'
# Standard Of Living
# Standard Of Living

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'

Jul 6th 2014, 5:42 PM 20,718 Views 69 Comments

Unite described the wages of workers in hospitality, administrative support and retail sectors as ‘poverty pay’.

# jimmy-kelly - Saturday 12 October, 2013

SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march

Oct 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,479 Views 30 Comments

The demo, calling for “an end to austerity and an end to cuts” takes place from 1pm this afternoon on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

# jimmy-kelly - Monday 7 October, 2013

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law

Oct 7th 2013, 1:08 PM 6,205 Views 19 Comments

One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.

# jimmy-kelly - Monday 13 May, 2013

Croke Park deal should INCREASE spending, not cut it, says union
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

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

May 13th 2013, 6:50 AM 5,757 Views 27 Comments

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

# jimmy-kelly - Friday 15 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 15th 2013, 4:34 PM 4,231 Views 30 Comments

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

# jimmy-kelly - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Column: Irish labour costs making us uncompetitive? Hardly.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Irish labour costs making us uncompetitive? Hardly.

Oct 18th 2012, 7:00 AM 243 Views 52 Comments

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.

# jimmy-kelly - Friday 4 March, 2011

Labour grassroots members oppose coalition with Fine Gael

Labour grassroots members oppose coalition with Fine Gael

Mar 4th 2011, 10:18 AM 713 Views 0 Comments

Labour councillors, the national chair of Labour Youth and the Unite trade union have voiced their opposition to a Labour-Fine Gael coalition – saying the country needs a strong opposition.