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Don’t attack the striking rail staff

It’s inconvenient that the trains aren’t running. But it’s sickening to mistreat workers for so long.

Crushing inequality, the threat of nuclear annihilation, a Dub that is inexplicably Taoiseach despite a large part of the country believing him to be one of the worst choices for the job and two major strikes in a year; it

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Women’s liberation should embrace striking

Rory O’Neill argues that feminist movements should strike to achieve social change

Over one hundred years ago, one of history’s greatest revolutionary women, Rosa Luxemburg, wrote on the significance of the mass strike. Luxemburg’s attempt was among the first to examine, rigorously and in depth, the role of the strike in the

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Bus Éireann strike to impact Trinity students

The strike, which was announced Thursday, does not affect school transport services

Thousands of commuters across Ireland, including Trinity students, will be affected from today onwards by an indefinite strike by Bus Éireann staff. The strike, which was announced yesterday, will not disrupt school transport services for primary and secondary school students.

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Academic staff to ballot on industrial action in coming days

The Irish Federation of University Teachers call for strike action after exhausting “all possible avenues”

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), the union representing academic, administrative and library staff , is to ballot members for strike action. On March 21, members of the Trinity College Branch Executive of IFUT, met to discuss disputes with

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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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Students should support Tesco workers’ strike

Rachel Graham argues that students should go out of their way to support the Tesco workers on strike. The dispute over worsening conditions for veteran employees at the multinational can be seen as a microcosm of the wider environment that awaits students upon their exit from college, where precarious and low-paid employment reigns supreme

“Don’t cross picket lines, don’t show implicit support for Tesco by shopping at branches that are not on strike, and encourage your peers to do the same.”

Pickets at numerous branches of supermarket giant Tesco have been seen since Valentine’s …

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Up to 300 sign TCD Strike 4 Repeal pledge, as campaign grows on campuses

Discussion item to be brought to TCDSU Council on Tuesday

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The Strike 4 Repeal campaign has begun organising and seeking student support on university campuses across the country, as an activist behind the Trinity campaign group hailed the “overwhelmingly positive responses” from students in the college since setting up a …

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Op-ed: Why you should support the Strike 4 Repeal campaign

Strike 4 repeal TCD member Aislinn Shanahan Daly outlines why you should support the strike on the 8th of March

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12 women travel to England each day to have abortions; safe yet illegal abortion pills are used by thousands of Irish women through services like need abortion Ireland and women on web; the last Irish Magdalene laundry was closed …

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ASTI withdraws from supervision and substitution duties

Industrial action by the union has resulted in the closure of 400 secondary schools

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The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has decided to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties as of Monday November 7 and is striking for 7 days to protest recently qualified teachers pay.  This action has resulted in the closure

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