Archive for the ‘Worker’s Rights’ Category

International, Worker's Rights

imagesby Jamison Maeda

McDonald’s recently purchased a $35 million luxury jet for its corporate executives. But the life of a front line fast food worker is startlingly different to say the least.

McDonald’s Canada is being accused of forcing five Belizean workers to live in an apartment leased by McDonald’s then deducting rent from their pay checks leaving them barely enough to live on.  “Even if we leave the apartment and go rent another apartment, that McDonald’s would still deduct the rent from our salary,” one of the workers said.
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Dáil Issues, Economy, Worker's Rights

I recently asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation a number of questions regarding unemployment and Ireland’s low waged economy.
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National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

Clare Daly TD, Aer Lingus worker & SIPTU shop steward fully supports the statement by concerned SIPTU activists in relation to the outrageous attempt by Aer Lingus to sue SIPTU & Union Official Dermot O’Loughlin in particular.

The decision of Aer Lingus to seek damages against SIPTU and a named official, Dermot o Loughlin, represents a major threat to the trade unions. The Minister for Finance has a 25 percent stake in the company and the government should oppose this move.
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Dáil Issues, Social Welfare, Worker's Rights

To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation his proposals in relation to allowing former employees access the State’s industrial relations procedures so that they can have a voice in relation to pension matters, as referred to by the Minister for Social Protection during the recent the debate on the Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2013.
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