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#Vita Cortex

# vita-cortex - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts

The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Vita Cortex workers meet with Noam Chomsky in Cork

During their protest last year, Chomsky send workers messages of support commending them for their “courageous and honourable actions”

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers

The former workers, who staged a 161 day sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant, are to meet the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

# vita-cortex - Friday 13 July, 2012

Michael D Higgins to host Vita Cortex workers in the Áras

The President is also set to meet with the mayor of Poznan next week.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Vita Cortex workers "thrilled" as they prepare to depart plant tomorrow

Former workers at the foam manufacturing plant in Cork will end their 160-day long sit-in tomorrow at 3pm after they have all received their redundancy payments.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Day 159: Sit-in at Vita Cortex plant set to end as payments begin

The former workers at the plant in Cork have begun to receive their redundancy payments and expect to end their sit-in this week.

# vita-cortex - Sunday 6 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

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Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes

“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”

How the Vita Cortex workers held on for 139 days (and why Twitter mattered)

The 32 Vita Cortex employees took turns working 8 hour shifts at their former employer until a negotiation was reached. Kevin Curran finds out how they did it.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 3 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s some things to know before the clock hits 9.

'None of us thought we'd be there this long' - Vita Cortex workers celebrate

Former workers at the foam manufacturer will remain at the plant in Cork until the money is paid into their accounts but have hailed the resolution to the dispute.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Taoiseach welcomes end of Vita Cortex dispute

Enda Kenny said that the agreement reached had brought to an end “a long period of uncertainty” for the workers and their families.

Vita Cortex sit-in ends as workers agree settlement

The former employees will soon be on their way home after voting to accept new proposals from management.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 28 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Potentially devastating bomb in Newry, legendary artist laid to rest, and good news for Peats…

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Vita Cortex workers say they will escalate protest

The workers, who have been occupying the company for 135 days say they are disgusted at the rejection of resolution proposals.

# vita-cortex - Friday 20 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Vita Cortex pulls out of LRC mediation process

The board and management of Vita Cortex say they cannot engage with SIPTU as it does not represent all of the workers.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

From The42 Political football: Ireland midfielder Andy Reid lends support to Vita Cortex workers Vita Cortex

Political football: Ireland midfielder Andy Reid lends support to Vita Cortex workers

“I admire the courage you have all shown,” the Nottingham Forest winger wrote in a letter to the protesting workers.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Labour Court chairman to lead Vita Cortex LRC talks

The Labour Relations Commission confirms that Kevin Duffy, chairman of the Labour Court, will lead resolution talks.

# vita-cortex - Monday 9 April, 2012

Vita Cortex workers "hopeful" about LRC meeting

Company representatives are to meet with the Labour Relations Commission again this week. The coordinator of the Vita Cortex workers’ online campaign spoke to about the reaction to the news.

# vita-cortex - Friday 30 March, 2012

Vita Cortex dispute escalates as workers barricade site

The workers are on the 106th day of their protest at the Cork factory and say they are frustrated with the lack of progress from negotiations.

Katie Taylor to meet Vita Cortex workers

More than 100 days into their protest, the Vita Cortex workers have gained the support of another high profile figure.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 24 March, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

Column: 'We have a lot to lose if we fail' - 100 days of the Vita Cortex sit-in

It’s exactly a hundred days since the former Vita Cortex workers began their sit-in at the Cork plant. Their support campaign’s co-ordinator explains why their protest will continue…

# vita-cortex - Friday 23 March, 2012

Vita Cortex workers accept mediation proposals

The 32 workers are entering their 100th day of protest.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Vita Cortex workers set for talks at Labour Relations Commission

Representatives of the 32 staff – whose sit-in enters its 90th day today – will attend talks at the LRC beginning today.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# vita-cortex - Friday 9 March, 2012

Talks to begin with Vita Cortex workers

The protesting workers are headed for the Labour Relations Commission next week – but they said management will not be attending.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 1 March, 2012

SIPTU rejects 'derisory' offer for Vita Cortex workers

The union said that the amount offered in redundancy payments was an insult to the workers who have been occupying the factory since December.

# vita-cortex - Monday 13 February, 2012

Alex Ferguson lends support to Vita Cortex workers' strike

The Man Utd manager phoned workers staging a sit-in over redundancy pay to support their efforts.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog

Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 21 January, 2012

'No resolution' after Vita Cortex workers meet with management

Marathon talks between the two sides at the LRC ended last night without any agreement, the striking workers have said.

# vita-cortex - Friday 20 January, 2012

Noam Chomsky backs Vita Cortex workers

The renowned scholar and political activist has shown his support for the workers in their fifth week of a sit-in at their former employers in Cork.

# vita-cortex - Friday 13 January, 2012

La Senza sit-in ends as KPMG agrees to pay up

The sit-in at the Liffey Valley branch of the lingerie chain ends after five days, with workers told they will get their wages.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

LRC invites parties to talks on Vita Cortex dispute

The Labour Relations Commission invites both sides in the Vita Cortex dispute to attend talks on ending a four-week sit-in.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

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"We're not going down without a fight" - employees occupy La Senza

25 workers from the lingerie store are holding a sit-in in the Liffey Valley branch of La Senza saying they are owed wages. Trade union officials will meet with the administrators tomorrow to address the employee concerns.

# vita-cortex - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Union says ex-workers being 'left in the cold' by NAMA, banks

Lending its support to the Vita Cortex workers, Unite says that NAMA and Irish banks are facilitating the wrongful treatment of former employees.

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