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Costello reiterates call for Clerys owners to meet with workers

On foot of last night’s RTE documentary on the closure of Clerys department store, Dublin Central Labour Party TD Joe Costello has reiterated his call on the owners of Clerys, Natrium, to meet with the former workers to negotiate a fair redundancy package.  Deputy Costello commented: “On the 12th June 2015 Natrium bought Clerys and…

Labour Admin

05 January 2016

Progress continues on jobs front as unemployment hits 7-year low – Burton

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D., has welcomed CSO figures today which show unemployment is at its lowest level in seven years. Unemployment fell in December by 700 to 190,600, or 8.8%, down from a rate of 10.2% in December 2014. The Tánaiste commented: “Today’s figures confirm the pattern of a continued…

Labour Admin

05 January 2016

Labour Youth make submission to end “If and When” contracts

Labour Youth has today reaffirmed its position on tackling precarious work by making a submission to the expert consultation group which will look into legislation to end the use of If and When Contracts, as recommended by a study conducted by the University of Limerick.  National Chairperson of Labour Youth, Grace Williams comments: “It is…

Labour Youth
04 January 2016

Tuffy urges households to recycle following Christmas break

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy is encouraging people to recycle household goods following the Christmas break and to dispose of their trees properly. Deputy Tuffy stated: “Now that the holiday period is over, many people will be spending this week getting their homes ready for Spring. During this time, it’s important that people remember to dispose of…

04 January 2016

Labour Youth welcomes Minimum Wage increase for 2016

Labour Youth welcomes the implementation of the minimum wage increase from today which come on top of reductions in USC for low-earners, that were introduced as part of Budget 2016. National Chairperson, Grace Williams, says on the issue: “Labour Youth is delighted that the minimum wage is increasing in 2016 from €8.65 to €9.15 an…

Labour Youth
01 January 2016

A good day for accountability as Garda Authority becomes operational

Accountability in policing in Ireland has taken a massive step forward today as the Garda Authority is formally established. An Garda Siochana has served this country extremely well since the foundation of the state, but as the demands on the force become more complex it has become even more important that the force operates within…

Anne Ferris
01 January 2016

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