Congress condemns attacks on asylum seekers in Dublin

15 May 2023

Congress strongly condemns the attacks and threats on asylum seekers in Dublin over the past weekend. The deeply distressing scenes of an encampment of those left to sleep rough by the state being burnt out on Friday evening is a worrying development. The further blatant targeting and abuse of those outside the International Protection office on Mount Street on Saturday reflect the increasing targeting by the far right and their supporters of vulnerable people simply seeking a safe haven and shelter.
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Trade unions demand remunicipalisation of waste services

10 May 2023

Trade unions and Councillors from Dublin City Council will today (Wednesday, 10th May) demand the remunicipalisation of waste services at a cross party briefing in Leinster House.
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Council issues disappointing position ignoring the threats posed by asbestos

12 December 2022

On 8th December 2022, the Council announced its position for the trialogue negotiations on the revision of the directive protecting workers from risks related to asbestos exposure. The Council focuses on the revision of the exposure limit value and the measuring method, just like the European Commission did in September 2022 by proposing a review of the Directive, which set a dangerously high maximum exposure level of 10,000 asbestos fibres/m3.
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Commemoration of 1972 bombings in Dublin

01 December 2022

Poet, Rachael Hegarty, reading at the commemoration to mark the deaths of two bus workers, Tommy Duffy and George Bradshaw, who died in a loyalist bombing on 1stDecember, 1972 at Sackville Place in Dublin. On the same day, a car bomb exploded outside nearby Liberty Hall, injuring several people and damaging the headquarters of the ITGWU (now SIPTU).
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Ballots to commence after unions back public service pay campaign

27 July 2022

Unions are to ramp up preparations for industrial action ballots after ICTU’s Public Services Committee (PSC) today (Wednesday) agreed to mount a coordinated union campaign on public service pay. The PSC is made up of unions representing over 90% of Ireland’s public servants.
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The ONE Galway movement has broadly welcomed the Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and gratuities) Bill 2022 which is currently being debated in the Houses of the Oireachtas (June 29th 2022)

29 June 2022

The campaign, led by ONE Galway since 2018, to return the ownership of tips and gratuities to workers as well as correcting the practice of employers retaining the service charge, might finally become a reality if this Bill ispassed in the Oireachtas.
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Deep disappointment at DCC planners’ Moore Street decision

14 January 2022

James Connolly Heron, the great grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly, on behalf of The Moore Street Preservation Trust and the Relatives of the Signatories to the Proclamation, has expressed a “deep sense of disappointment at the decision by the Dublin City Council planners to allow the Hammerson plan for the redevelopment of Moore Street and its environs to go ahead by granting permission to two of its three planning applications”.
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