Archive News January 2018

Removing the 8th Amendment is first step in creating a culture of dignity, respect and support at work and in wider society

As the state prepares for a spring referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment, deputies Joan Collins and Clare Daly have invited trade union leaders, activists and academics to brief Oireachtas... more

Savage War of Peace

By Stephen Nolan Trademark – Anti-sectarian Unit ICTU AFTER two years of secret talks and nearly four years of formal negotiations brokered by Cuba, the chief FARC negotiator, Ivan Marquez and... more

Beyond your reach

THE national median disposable, net or after tax wage has increased by just under 8% since 2012 (now at €2,087 p.m. approx.) whilst the take home pay of a full-time... more

EVENT: Repeal of the 8th: the Role of Trade Unions

LOCATION: Unite the Union, Middle Abbey Street January 31, 2018 at 7pm Co-hosted by the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th and the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth, this public... more

Is your mental health affecting how you do your job..?

By Bill Kelly Mandate Divisional Organiser WE ALL know how stressful working in retail is, particularly at this time of year when employers are pulling out all the stops to... more

Mandate condemns Forever 21 for disrespecting staff

Mandate Trade Union has condemned US multinational retailer Forever 21 for refusing their workers the right to be represented by their trade union during the closure of its only Irish... more

Industrial and political struggle in the Russian Revolution

Lessons for today from Red October By Sean Byers, Trademark – Anti-sectarian Unit ICTU FOR the British Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, writing in the early 1990s, the Russian... more

My solution to Brexit? A united Ireland followed by a hokey cokey Irexit...

By Brian Forbes TODAY Brexit remains the great known unknown. We know that something will happen but we really have no clear idea exactly how all things Brexit might materialise over... more
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