By Michael O’Brien Like with governments the world over there has been a reluctant and tardy response in…
By Katia Hancke “Like most labor battles, these strikes were about winning respect as much as anything else.…
By Councillor Michael O’Brien As we go to press the Labour Court has issue its second recommendation on the…
The strike action by Dublin Bus workers is about achieving a decade of pay justice and should be supported by 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.
Return the service to the council, guaranteeing jobs and conditions and a superior public service.
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
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.
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.
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