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Connect Trade Union issues cautious welcome for new Sectoral Employment Order in Construction sector

The General Secretary of the Connect Trade Union, Paddy Kavanagh, has given a16-25-07patkavdesk guarded welcome to the Labour Court’s recommendation for a Sectoral Employment Order that could see significant pay increases for construction workers. He said that, “The Connect Trade Union welcomes the prospect of the potential pay increase that may arise for our members…

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Bord na Mona News Bulletin

Bord na Mona: industrial action not ruled out as workers seek urgent meeting with management Emergency meeting of Unite and Connect Trade Union craft workers demands reversal of decision Around 100 Unite and Connect Trade Union craft members working for Bord na Mona attended a general meeting on the 4th May in Tullamore to consider…

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Connect Trade Union UCATT Stage 1 Shop Stewards Course Regions 1 & 2

Connect Trade Union – UCATT Stage I Shop Stewards Training Course Regions I and II (Branches Carlow/Wexford Kilkenny/Tipperary/Waterford) Course Venue: Waterford Regional Office. Course dates: 3/10/17/24/31 May 2017 Certification: QQI Level 5 Course Content: Rules Structures and Policy Making Industrial Relations in Ireland Communication Skills Negotiation Skills Handling Members Problems at Work Employment Rights/Law Equality…

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Update on Bus Eireann Dispute

The Labour Court has today issued a Recommendation aimed at resolving the dispute at Bus Eireann.   In conjunction with the requirement of the Labour Court, Pickets are to be lifted with immediate effect.   Further notifications regarding Information Meetings, Ballots, etc. on the said Labour Court Recommendation LCR 21438 to be issued by the…

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Update on Bus Eireann Dispute

Talks at the WRC ended last night (Monday, 13th March) without any agreement being reached on the efficiencies sought by the company to stave off insolvency. There is no scheduled timeframe for re-engagement. This Union had sought an agreed timeframe, in our attempt to get agreement, on a number of items that would help secure…

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Gaeltacht Scholarships

Nominations are invited from members for Scholarships to Gaeltacht Colleges. Members should print and fill in the application form and return it to your branch for endorsement. The Executive Council have agreed to make 30 half-scholarships available. Members are asked to note that the amount reimbursable in respect of a Scholarship is half the cost…

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Unions Critical of Bord Na Mona

Unions at BNM criticise purchase of UK compost manufacturing company Union members have expressed disappointment at the decision by management at Bord Na Mona (BNM) to purchase White Moss Horticulture (WHM), a UK compost manufacturing company. Following a meeting of the BNM Group of Unions, representatives of SIPTU,the Connect Trade Union and Unite said that…