Building a “Just Transition” Conference - the future of Bord na Móna employees

30 April 2019

A major conference organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has recommended that work begin immediately to establish a “Just Transition” Forum for the Midlands to identify key measures and supports that will be required by Bord na Móna staff and communities. Thousands of workers are currently involved in peat extraction and the company is currently seeking voluntary redundancies as restructuring takes place.
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ICTU Statement on Bogus Self-Employment Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee

31 January 2019

The practice of mis-classifying workers as self employed has been a problem in Ireland for a number of years. When a worker is mis-classified there are very negative consequences for him or her, and a significant financial loss to the State. However, there are very significant benefits to the person who in normal circumstances would be his or her employer. This incentive has led a number of employers in a number of sectors of the economy seeking to mis-classify workers.
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Major Civil Society Groups to Stage National Housing Rally on May 18

25 April 2019

Trade unions, student unions, women’s groups, community organisations, political parties and housing agencies are to stage a major national rally on the housing crisis under the banner of Raise the Roof, in Dublin on Saturday May 18.
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