Calling all young members!

On November 22nd, Unite’s Young Members’ Committee will be holding an open forum in our Dublin office (55/56 Middle Abbey Street) from 5 pm. Items for discussion will include plans for campaigning, as well as how best to can build a strong and fighting union in your workplace.

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Bus Eireann and Privatisation

Bus Eireann

Yesterday Unite announced that its members in Bus Éireann have voted unanimously in favour of strike action. The news follows the company’s threatened unilateral implementation of a drastic cuts package on February 20th.  Tomorrow the unions involved will be meeting in Unite offices to agree on a course of action in response to the forced implementation of cuts.

Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley said:

T[he] ballot result reflects the anger felt by Unite members and other Bus Éireann workers at the company’s behaviour during the past number of months, and in particular the past fortnight. Their refusal to engage in an arranged hearing at the Labour Court in December has been compounded by a deliberate strategy of selective media leaks and threats designed to intimidate the workforce and confuse the public.

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The Cuban Embargo

Yesterday Unite the Union held an event, in the Dublin office on Abbey street, in solidarity with the people of Cuba. Unite Youth Dublin was in attendance as well.

Emphasis was placed upon the nearly 60 years economic blockade imposed on them by the so called leaders of the free world ninety miles away. Despite this embargo the Cuban people remain steadfast in the ideals of the revolution! The below short film was shown and over the next few days will be shared around on social media sites to remind people of the realities of the blockade.
Viva Cuba!
Socialism or Death!

Work Must Pay 5 Aside is a Great Success

Work Must Pay hosted a 5-a-side fundraiser on Saturday, 1st October. IMPACT, the Connolly Youth Movement, Sinn Féin Republican Youth, Misneach and the Workers’ Party all submitted teams to the event.

The event was held in Irishtown’s Sport and Fitness Centre, and was followed by a social back in John Clarke and Sons in Ringsend. Participants watched a mesmerising All-Ireland Final replay, with Dublin finally securing back-to-back titles for the first time since Heffo’s Army in 1977.

Congratulations to our comrades from Sinn Féin Republican Youth who ran out winners of the 5-a-side tournament!

Lastly, a special thanks must be paid by the Work Must Pay campaign to Shane Lambert of IMPACT, without whom this event would not have been possible.

You can be sure this tournament will be back next year!!!

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