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#Vita Cortex

# vita-cortex - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts
# Immoral Activity
# Immoral Activity

From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts

Jun 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,048 Views 22 Comments

The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Vita Cortex workers meet with Noam Chomsky in Cork
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers meet with Noam Chomsky in Cork

Apr 4th 2013, 7:24 PM 11,801 Views 64 Comments

During their protest last year, Chomsky send workers messages of support commending them for their “courageous and honourable actions”

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers
# Michael D Higgins
# Michael D Higgins

President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers

Jul 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,727 Views 7 Comments

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.

# vita-cortex - Friday 13 July, 2012

Michael D Higgins to host Vita Cortex workers in the Áras
# Hello Mr President
# Hello Mr President

Michael D Higgins to host Vita Cortex workers in the Áras

Jul 13th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,295 Views 24 Comments

The President is also set to meet with the mayor of Poznan next week.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

May 26th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,159 Views 2 Comments

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

May 23rd 2012, 8:04 PM 4,719 Views 0 Comments

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Vita Cortex workers "thrilled" as they prepare to depart plant tomorrow
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# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers "thrilled" as they prepare to depart plant tomorrow

May 23rd 2012, 7:10 PM 3,555 Views 9 Comments

Former workers at the foam manufacturing plant in Cork will end their 160-day long sit-in tomorrow at 3pm after they have all received their redundancy payments.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Day 159: Sit-in at Vita Cortex plant set to end as payments begin
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Day 159: Sit-in at Vita Cortex plant set to end as payments begin

May 22nd 2012, 12:07 PM 1,600 Views 15 Comments

The former workers at the plant in Cork have begun to receive their redundancy payments and expect to end their sit-in this week.

# vita-cortex - Sunday 6 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

May 6th 2012, 7:45 PM 7,722 Views 0 Comments

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes

May 6th 2012, 7:00 PM 5,100 Views 4 Comments

“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”

How the Vita Cortex workers held on for 139 days (and why Twitter mattered)
# Protest
# Protest

How the Vita Cortex workers held on for 139 days (and why Twitter mattered)

May 6th 2012, 3:37 PM 3,458 Views 8 Comments

The 32 Vita Cortex employees took turns working 8 hour shifts at their former employer until a negotiation was reached. Kevin Curran finds out how they did it.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 3 May, 2012

'None of us thought we'd be there this long' - Vita Cortex workers celebrate
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# Vita Cortex

'None of us thought we'd be there this long' - Vita Cortex workers celebrate

May 3rd 2012, 7:44 AM 1,875 Views 15 Comments

Former workers at the foam manufacturer will remain at the plant in Cork until the money is paid into their accounts but have hailed the resolution to the dispute.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Taoiseach welcomes end of Vita Cortex dispute
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Taoiseach welcomes end of Vita Cortex dispute

May 2nd 2012, 9:24 PM 3,786 Views 19 Comments

Enda Kenny said that the agreement reached had brought to an end “a long period of uncertainty” for the workers and their families.

Vita Cortex sit-in ends as workers agree settlement
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# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex sit-in ends as workers agree settlement

May 2nd 2012, 7:16 PM 5,627 Views 41 Comments

The former employees will soon be on their way home after voting to accept new proposals from management.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 28 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Apr 28th 2012, 7:48 PM 6,271 Views 2 Comments

Potentially devastating bomb in Newry, legendary artist laid to rest, and good news for Peats…

Vita Cortex workers say they will escalate protest
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers say they will escalate protest

Apr 28th 2012, 6:13 PM 2,571 Views 14 Comments

The workers, who have been occupying the company for 135 days say they are disgusted at the rejection of resolution proposals.

# vita-cortex - Friday 20 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Apr 20th 2012, 8:01 PM 6,076 Views 2 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Vita Cortex pulls out of LRC mediation process
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex pulls out of LRC mediation process

Apr 20th 2012, 7:17 PM 3,094 Views 9 Comments

The board and management of Vita Cortex say they cannot engage with SIPTU as it does not represent all of the workers.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Political football: Ireland midfielder Andy Reid lends support to Vita Cortex workers
# Vita Cortex
From The42
# Vita Cortex

Political football: Ireland midfielder Andy Reid lends support to Vita Cortex workers

Apr 18th 2012, 2:40 PM 2,757 Views 2 Comments

“I admire the courage you have all shown,” the Nottingham Forest winger wrote in a letter to the protesting workers.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Labour Court chairman to lead Vita Cortex LRC talks
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Labour Court chairman to lead Vita Cortex LRC talks

Apr 10th 2012, 5:10 PM 1,401 Views 5 Comments

The Labour Relations Commission confirms that Kevin Duffy, chairman of the Labour Court, will lead resolution talks.

# vita-cortex - Monday 9 April, 2012

Vita Cortex workers "hopeful" about LRC meeting
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers "hopeful" about LRC meeting

Apr 9th 2012, 1:17 PM 1,771 Views 12 Comments

Company representatives are to meet with the Labour Relations Commission again this week. The coordinator of the Vita Cortex workers’ online campaign spoke to TheJournal.ie about the reaction to the news.

# vita-cortex - Friday 30 March, 2012

Vita Cortex dispute escalates as workers barricade site
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# Protest

Vita Cortex dispute escalates as workers barricade site

Mar 30th 2012, 6:34 PM 2,938 Views 20 Comments

The workers are on the 106th day of their protest at the Cork factory and say they are frustrated with the lack of progress from negotiations.

Katie Taylor to meet Vita Cortex workers
# The Fight
# The Fight

Katie Taylor to meet Vita Cortex workers

Mar 30th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,528 Views 20 Comments

More than 100 days into their protest, the Vita Cortex workers have gained the support of another high profile figure.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Column: 'We have a lot to lose if we fail' - 100 days of the Vita Cortex sit-in
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'We have a lot to lose if we fail' - 100 days of the Vita Cortex sit-in

Mar 24th 2012, 7:30 AM 23 Views 20 Comments

It’s exactly a hundred days since the former Vita Cortex workers began their sit-in at the Cork plant. Their support campaign’s co-ordinator explains why their protest will continue…

# vita-cortex - Friday 23 March, 2012

Vita Cortex workers accept mediation proposals
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers accept mediation proposals

Mar 23rd 2012, 8:52 PM 3,638 Views 13 Comments

The 32 workers are entering their 100th day of protest.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Vita Cortex workers set for talks at Labour Relations Commission
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers set for talks at Labour Relations Commission

Mar 13th 2012, 10:32 AM 912 Views 9 Comments

Representatives of the 32 staff – whose sit-in enters its 90th day today – will attend talks at the LRC beginning today.

# vita-cortex - Friday 9 March, 2012

Talks to begin with Vita Cortex workers
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# Vita Cortex

Talks to begin with Vita Cortex workers

Mar 9th 2012, 8:33 AM 1,429 Views 22 Comments

The protesting workers are headed for the Labour Relations Commission next week – but they said management will not be attending.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 1 March, 2012

SIPTU rejects 'derisory' offer for Vita Cortex workers
# Protest
# Protest

SIPTU rejects 'derisory' offer for Vita Cortex workers

Mar 1st 2012, 8:35 AM 1,173 Views 2 Comments

The union said that the amount offered in redundancy payments was an insult to the workers who have been occupying the factory since December.

# vita-cortex - Monday 13 February, 2012

Alex Ferguson lends support to Vita Cortex workers' strike
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Alex Ferguson lends support to Vita Cortex workers' strike

Feb 13th 2012, 4:21 PM 7,152 Views 32 Comments

The Man Utd manager phoned workers staging a sit-in over redundancy pay to support their efforts.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog

Feb 8th 2012, 9:43 AM 1,502 Views 19 Comments

Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 21 January, 2012

'No resolution' after Vita Cortex workers meet with management
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

'No resolution' after Vita Cortex workers meet with management

Jan 21st 2012, 12:25 PM 1,365 Views 35 Comments

Marathon talks between the two sides at the LRC ended last night without any agreement, the striking workers have said.

# vita-cortex - Friday 20 January, 2012

Noam Chomsky backs Vita Cortex workers
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Noam Chomsky backs Vita Cortex workers

Jan 20th 2012, 2:05 PM 4,097 Views 18 Comments

The renowned scholar and political activist has shown his support for the workers in their fifth week of a sit-in at their former employers in Cork.

# vita-cortex - Friday 13 January, 2012

La Senza sit-in ends as KPMG agrees to pay up
# La Senza
# La Senza

La Senza sit-in ends as KPMG agrees to pay up

Jan 13th 2012, 6:52 PM 6,662 Views 30 Comments

The sit-in at the Liffey Valley branch of the lingerie chain ends after five days, with workers told they will get their wages.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

LRC invites parties to talks on Vita Cortex dispute
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

LRC invites parties to talks on Vita Cortex dispute

Jan 11th 2012, 4:21 PM 933 Views 12 Comments

The Labour Relations Commission invites both sides in the Vita Cortex dispute to attend talks on ending a four-week sit-in.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

"We're not going down without a fight" - employees occupy La Senza
# Sit-In
# Sit-In

"We're not going down without a fight" - employees occupy La Senza

Jan 10th 2012, 7:22 PM 11,113 Views 32 Comments

25 workers from the lingerie store are holding a sit-in in the Liffey Valley branch of La Senza saying they are owed wages. Trade union officials will meet with the administrators tomorrow to address the employee concerns.

# vita-cortex - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Union says ex-workers being 'left in the cold' by NAMA, banks
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Union says ex-workers being 'left in the cold' by NAMA, banks

Jan 8th 2012, 2:48 PM 3,328 Views 19 Comments

Lending its support to the Vita Cortex workers, Unite says that NAMA and Irish banks are facilitating the wrongful treatment of former employees.

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