Abortion is a Trade Union Issue ‘Removing the 8th Amendment is first step in creating a culture of dignity, respect and support at work and in wider society’

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Abortion as a Workplace Issue published today!

A ground-breaking report into trade unionists’ attitudes to abortion throughout Ireland, North and South, was launched this morning. Abortion as a Workplace Issue is based on a quantitative and qualitative survey commissioned by trade unions Unite the Union, Republic of Ireland, Unison, Mandate, CWU and GMB, as well as Alliance for Choice (Northern Ireland) and the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment (Republic of Ireland). The research was conducted by Ulster University and analyses responses from over 3,000 trade union members.

Find the survey results at the link below –http://www.mandate.ie/Docum…/110145_TUARFINALFORPRINTING.pdf

March for Choice 2016: Rise and Repeal

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The 5th Annual March for Choice, took place on Saturday the 24th of September. We assembled at the Unite offices before meeting up with the other trade unionists for repeal and moving up to the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square, before we marched to Dáil Éireann.

In the weeks before hand (and no doubt after) Unite members from the Dublin Youth Activists group have spoken and will speak at multiple events representing both Unite and The trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th.

The theme of the march this year was ‘Rise and Repeal’ a comment on the failure of our Republic to fulfil the promise of equality made in 1916. Continue reading “March for Choice 2016: Rise and Repeal”

Right to choose is a trade union issue says Unite

“Cash in your pocket must not determine access to medical treatment”

Unite members will be taking part in today’s Fourth Annual March for Choice. Unite is a member of the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, and earlier this year the union’s Irish Policy Conference passed a motion re-affirming support for a woman’s right to choose. Commenting in advance of the march, Unite’s Ireland Secretary Jimmy Kelly said:

“The right to choose is a trade union issue affecting tens of thousands of working women in Ireland, and Unite is proud to be affiliated to the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. Continue reading “Right to choose is a trade union issue says Unite”