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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Trade Union

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# Marks and Spencer
Mandate workers at M&S vote in favour of industrial action
Pickets will be placed on four stores on or after 10 September.
# Storm Damage
Clerys lays off 86 staff 'for at least four weeks'
The iconic Dublin department store remains closed more than three weeks after a storm caused massive damage to the building.
# Assault
Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants assaulted - survey
An IMPACT survey says that the SNAs were assaulted by the children they work with, with 18 per cent saying it’s a daily occurrence.
Column: The Local Property Tax is likely to lead to job losses in retail
Approximately 1.8 million people have less than €100 per month to spend after paying essential bills – they’ll have even less after the introduction of the new Local Property Tax, and the retail sector will be hit again, writes Mandate’s John Douglas.
# Industrial disputes
Almost 8,500 days lost in 2012 to industrial disputes
Two disputes in the industry sector accounted for 72 per cent of the days lost last year.
# Exploitation
New short film to highlight poor working conditions of migrants
The video features interviews with workers, economists and trade unionists about their experiences and the vulnerability of migrant workers in a recession.
# tributes
SIPTU pays tribute to late trade unionist Donal Nevin
SIPTU president Jack O’Connor (pictured left) said that Nevin was “a man of great intellect and absolute integrity”.
# Troika
SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika
He will put a motion before the Executive Council of Congress today calling for an end to any further meetings with the Troika.
# Aer Lingus
Row rumbles on as Siptu rejects DAA/Aer Lingus offer
Aer Lingus has slammed Siptu, accusing the trade union of releasing “wildly inaccurate details” about the process.
# Industrial Dispute
Minister to airport workers: Don't go on strike. Union: We're going on strike
Leo Varadkar has urged all stakeholders to resolve their dispute over pensions in order to avoid planned industrial action by Aer Lingus and DAA employees on Monday.
# Blacklisted
Blacklisted Irish construction workers to sue UK company
The company allegedly used information about trade union activity, employment history and workers’ personal lives to refuse them work.
# Michael D Higgins
President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers
The former workers, who staged a 161 day sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant, are to meet the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
# Aer Lingus
Unions, staff to hold talks at Shannon over plans to sell off hangar
Staff and unions for Aer Lingus are unhappy with the plan which will see 55 workers face compulsory redundancy or relocation.
# euref
[Updated] Minister Quinn: Govt will implement treaty 'without delay'
If there is Yes vote on 31 May.
# fiscal treaty
ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says there is no support for the treaty in it ranks – but that it fears a No vote could exclude Ireland from the European Stability Mechanism.
# Household charge
Unite urges members not to pay household charge
The trade union has dismissed the charge as unfair and called on its members not to pay – all 60,000 of them.
# Industrial Relations
Updated: Eddie Stobart drivers in 24-hour strike
However, the British-owned distributor for Tesco Ireland has said it has received strong feedback that its workers do not want to take industrial action.
# Household charge
Household charge: 286,000 register to pay as union urges boycott
The latest figures show that around 36,000 properties have registered to pay since last Thursday evening but that’s less than fifth of the number eventually expected to pay.
# Liberty Hall
SIPTU set to demolish and redevelop Dublin's iconic Liberty Hall
SIPTU received planning permission from Dublin City Council yesterday and says it plans to build a taller tower.
# Industrial Relations
Siptu lodges complaint over Stobart ballot
The trade union has accused the drivers services group of coercing employees to participate in a “hastily arranged ballot”.
# Vita Cortex
Union says ex-workers being 'left in the cold' by NAMA, banks
Lending its support to the Vita Cortex workers, Unite says that NAMA and Irish banks are facilitating the wrongful treatment of former employees.
# Liberty Hall
Planning permission sought to demolish Liberty Hall
SIPTU wants to demolish Ireland’s first skyscraper and replace it with an even higher building.
# Strike
Bus, rail and air travel disruptions expected during UK strike
Wednesday’s general strike will see bus and rail services cancelled in Northern Ireland, while air passengers transferring to flights at UK airports could be seriously delayed.
# Bankers
Survey finds bank staff have 'chronic' lack of confidence in management
Less than half of bank employees are happy in their current working environment, according to the survey of Irish banking staff.
# Aviva
Aviva staff to ballot for industrial action next week
A ballot on industrial action over job losses at the firm could open as early as next Tuesday.
# Employment Bodies
Consultation opens on replacement of five employment dispute resolution bodies
Both ICTU and Chambers Ireland have welcomed Minister Richard Bruton’s publication of new consultation paper.
# Connaught Telegraph
Connaught Telegraph suspends industrial action pending outcome of talks
Workers at the newspaper threatened to strike after being told last Friday of plans to outsource positions, however action has been suspended for now.
# Trusted
Doctors are the most trusted profession in Ireland
A survey done on behalf of the Medical Council reveals, perhaps not surprisingly, that doctors are the most trusted profession but TDs and pollsters come bottom of the pile.
Labour grassroots members oppose coalition with Fine Gael
Labour councillors, the national chair of Labour Youth and the Unite trade union have voiced their opposition to a Labour-Fine Gael coalition – saying the country needs a strong opposition.
# Aer Lingus
One in five Aer Lingus cabin crew taken off payroll
At least 215 members of Aer Lingus cabin crew have been taken off the payroll, as the dispute between the airline and trade union Impact shows no sign of cooling.
# Aer Lingus
Meeting between Aer Lingus staff and management cancelled
A disciplinary process was due to start today for airline staff refusing to work to new rosters but the first meeting has been cancelled – meanwhile Aer Lingus warns of possible disruptions to flights.
# Strike
France hit by national strike
Travellers are warned of disruptions as the third national strike in a month kicks off in France.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus cabin crew vote 96% for strike action
Impact say flights will not be disrupted.
# Aer Lingus
Impact rules out strike action at Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus staff to decide on strike action today
Results of a ballot on industrial action by cabin crew due.