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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…

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Mandate Dispute with Tesco

Tesco Workers Together! Mandate Trade Union has announced that five more Tesco stores have voted in Tesco Picfavour of industrial action at the company and will join their colleagues on the picket lines on Friday, 17th February 2017. This follows nine Tesco stores who plan to commence strike action on St. Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, 14th…

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Connect Trade Union UCATT Stage 1 Shop Stewards Course

Connect Trade Union – UCATT Stage I Shop Stewards Training Course Regions I and II (Branches Dublin, Dundalk, Drogheda, Kildare, Portlaoise) Course Venue: Head Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1. Course dates: 20/21/22/23/24 February 2017 Certification: QQI Level 5 Course Content: Rules Structures and Policy Making Industrial Relations in Ireland Communication Skills Negotiation Skills Handling…

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Public Service Pay Restoration – Your questions answered

2017 acceleration of public service pay restoration   How have unions delivered accelerated pay restoration? Public service unions insisted on early negotiations to accelerate pay restoration last November, after the Government accepted Labour Court recommendations that gave Gardai better terms than those set out in the Lansdowne Road agreement (LRA). Although it initially resisted, the…

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Connect Trade Union Condemns Commission for Energy Regulations Decision on ETCI

The Executive and General Secretary Condemns Commission for Energy Regulations (CER) Decision on ETCI. Eamon Devoy, General Secretary has written to the CER over their decision on the future of Electro Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI). As all electricians will know, the ETCI, heretofore supplied the certification forms for all Electrical Installations. More importantly, The…