Workplace disputes in Ireland are often shelved or fly under the radar from mainstream media coverage. If they are taken on, they are often covered in a malinformed way that intends to vilify the workers and reduce mass support. Yet the work put into the Iceland Foods Ireland campaign is becoming increasingly unavoidable to cover … Read more
Recently, forklift manufacturing firm Cargotech – based in Dundalk – moved 40 of its workers to another company For Surface Protection. The move to FSP was done without consultation with the workers’ union, Unite, and Cargotech have refused to engage with them about the move. The workers, backed by Unite, have engaged in strike action … Read more
Whether by directly improving workers’ pay and conditions, promoting progressive legislation, or reducing economic inequality, being a member of a trade union provides a unique opportunity to proactively remedy social and economic inequity. Trade unions provide an avenue to dissolve the fetters imposed upon ordinary citizens by those who profit from their immiseration. They can help to build a foundation upon which society can be built anew.
On the first of April, 66 of the 72 attending students they began what would be the longest strike ever for the reinstatement of their teachers. The school carried on for the striking children, for a ‘strike school’ was set up by Kitty in front of the school and teaching carried on as usual, with the National Union of Teachers funding her. The ruling-class and the church reacted quickly, fining those parents who didn’t send their children to the official school, and evicting people that helped the striking families out of their houses and off of their glebe land.