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Marian Secures Backing of European Parliament for Workers Made Redundant Due to BREXIT

Date: January 16, 2019

Category: Employment, News Article

In the European Parliament in Strasbourg, today Wednesday, January 16th, a huge majority supported a proposal from Independent MEP Marian Harkin, to expand the scope of the new EU Globalisation Fund to specifically include...[more]

Discrimination in Earnings an Unexploded Bomb

Date: February 11, 2018

Category: News Article, Employment

The fact that younger workers were losing significant income share as opposed to older workers was increasing year on year and was an unexploded bomb in communities.[more]

EU Report on Globalisation ‘Not Before Time'

Date: May 17, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment, Euro/Finance, Environment & Energy

“Globalisation currently involves extra judicial courts but no binding mechanisms to enforce environmental standards, health and safety standards and decent work conditions”. These points were emphasised by Marian when she...[more]

Agree on how to Build Ireland 2030

Date: April 24, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment

A proposal that Ireland’s politicians should agree on a minimum 10 year infrastructural investment programme, which would bridge at least two governments, was proposed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin at a conference in Dublin on...[more]

MEP Proposes Arbitrator for Tesco Dispute

Date: February 22, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment

Workers in Tesco and throughout the retail sector deserved a decent job which allowed them to rear a family, put food on the table and fund a mortgage.[more]

EU Globalisation Fund Opportunity for HP Inc Should be Taken

Date: February 12, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment

Representatives of workers to be made redundant at HP Inc have been urged to make immediate contact with the Department of Education & Skills in order to access the range of supports available through the European Globalisation...[more]

Government Must Seek EU Funds for Longford Workers

Date: October 7, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment

“The Irish government should immediately investigate the possibility of applying for the European Globalisation Fund in the event of redundancies at Cameron Ireland Ltd. in Longford. The threat to the 179 jobs must be taken...[more]

World Teachers Day Teachers Must be Respected Through Pay and Conditions

Date: October 5, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment

Today – World Teachers Day – in saluting a profession, which constitutes an invaluable service to society in Ireland, it was regrettable that 50% of all young teachers are employed on temporary or part-time basis.[more]

MEP Urges Shorter Route to Obtain Apple Decision

Date: September 1, 2016

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance, Employment

A less costly and quicker way to establish whether state aid regulations have been breached in the Apple issue would be to seek clarification from the European Court of Justice rather than instigating a challenge.[more]

Castlepollard Seats Rio

Date: September 1, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment

A little known fact about the Rio Olympics is that Mergon International in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath was responsible for seating those attending the events.[more]

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