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Connect Trade Union warns Government on start of National Industrial Action if no movement on Apprentices’ Fees

The General Secretary of the Connect Trade Union, Eamon Devoy, has warned that, “in the absence of any satisfactory Government response to our repeated representations for the removal of student service charges on apprentices we will be undertaking industrial action across the manufacturing sector, beginning with a national one day strike on Monday, November 2nd.…

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Congress against Proposed Trade Deal TTIP

Congress General Secretary David Begg has described as “profoundly anti-democratic” a proposed trade deal between the United States and Europe and warned it would make it almost impossible for Governments to introduce any progressive legislation in the future. Addressing delegates at the Connect Trade Union’s Biennial Conference, in Kilkenny, Mr Begg said the proposed Transatlantic…