COVID-19: Workers’ Rights, Safety and Pay must be protected
By Michael O’Brien Like with governments the world over there has been a reluctant and tardy response in…
Delfin: English Language Teachers strike for union recognition
By Katia Hancke “Like most labor battles, these strikes were about winning respect as much as anything else.…
Nurses & Midwives’ deal: Return to pickets is key to victory
By Councillor Michael O’Brien As we go to press the Labour Court has issue its second recommendation on the…
After years of wage restraint: Dublin Bus workers move into action
The strike action by Dublin Bus workers is about achieving a decade of pay justice and should be supported by all workers.
Greyhound lockout – a fight for all workers
It is now nine weeks since Greyhound workers were treated in the style of William Martin Murphy by their employer, Michael Buckley. They arrived to work – were presented with new contracts, including pay cut of up to 35% and a change to a whole series of other working conditions and were instructed to sign or they were not working. After refusing to sign, they were escorted off the premises by security. Agency workers immediately began doing their jobs. This is 1913 in 2014.
Support the Greyhound workers – oppose strike breaking
Return the service to the council, guaranteeing jobs and conditions and a superior public service.
Irish workers need a pay rise – €11 an hour now!
Despite the government and media’s attempts to sell the mantra of recovery, the reality is that the living standards of working people continue to be squeezed. I
History: “We want bread, but we want roses too!”
The 1912 strike in the textile mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, known as the Bread and Roses strike, was one of the most important industrial struggles of the 20th century.
Assets & private wealth of Paris Bakery bosses should be seized & the workers paid & compensated
The manner in which these workers have been robbed of their jobs and their wages going back three months demonstrates a level of employer criminality which the system essentially tolerates.
Bentley Nightclub – Young workers in Galway fight for unpaid wages
There's no shortage of work-place horror stories from young employed people in Ireland today. From JobBridge to zero hour contracts, it's clear that young workers are easy pickings for exploitation. In Galway, a recently closed night-club, the Bentley, has been added to this growing list of abuses