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Strike action by SIPTU members deferred pending new engagement with College

Talks with Trinity’s HR department sees agreement to postpone notice of strike until April, with parties due before WRC

The Trinity committee of the SIPTU trade union have agreed to defer the serving notice of strike action to College management until after a meeting scheduled to take place in April.

The decision comes in the wake of new talks

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92% of Unite members vote in favour of industrial action

Decision follows similar decision by SIPTU last week

A second trade union representing non-academic staff in Trinity has voted in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action. 92% of Unite trade union members voted in favour of industrial action, with a turnout of 73%.

The

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Non-academic staff vote to strike

SIPTU members in College have voted today to strike over conditions and contractual problems

SIPTU members of non-academic staff have voted to strike, having been balloted over the last two weeks. Out of a total valid poll of 551 votes, 395 voted in favour of strike action with 148 votes against. A second ballot …

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TCDSU passes motion of solidarity with non-academic staff balloting for a strike

Both SIPTU and UNITE are threatening industrial action after a breakdown in negotiations with College over a number of staff issues

NEWS

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed a motion supporting SIPTU and Unite members in Trinity in their potential industrial action against College. Union members include most non-academic college workers, such as library, security, and cleaning staff.

Both

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Trinity SIPTU members to ballot for industrial action, as Unite makes similar decision

Union members remain unhappy with College proposals on promotion and hiring policy

 NEWS

The prospect of an industrial dispute taking place between College and the non-academic trade unions in Trinity has increased, with decisions taken by the two major unions to ballot members for industrial action, in the case of SIPTU, or to

Comment, Editorial

Students must show solidarity with Trade Unions

Faced with the growing commercialisation of College, students have no choice but to support industrial action

DONT USEE

For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has

Comment

Tech revolution no substitute for Trade Unions

“Have we just replaced a Victorian factory owner with a 26-year-old CEO who wears a hoodie?”

“Collective action is declining as a means of resolving labour disputes. Technological companies may have revolutionised the workplace, but it’s not the revolution employees need. Trade unions are sorely needed, and allowing employees to swap their neckties for hoodies doesn’t

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USI and SIPTU team up for workers’ rights campaign

The two unions visited NUIG, Athlone IT and LSAD this week to petition for the introduction of a living wage as part of a broader campaign on improving awareness of employee rights.

USI are campaigning in partnership with SIPTU for a living wage of €11.45 per hour to be introduced by the next government. USI claims that raising the minimum wage accordingly will “reduce poverty, boost local economies and ensure an inclusive

Comment

Don’t blame bus drivers for this month’s strikes

Irish media elites have been trying to stoke up cheap, unjustified resentment towards striking bus drivers. Don’t fall for it.

comment1The absence of buses throughout the country was undoubtedly a cause of frustration and annoyance for many commuters on Friday and Saturday. National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) and SIPTU-affiliated employees of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann undertook a 48-hour …

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