Health, Worker's Rights

Student Nurses Protest Wage Cuts

The recent announcement by the HSE to recruit 1,000 new graduates at 80% of the current salary is a blatant attack on the living standards of essential front line workers. Nursing and midwifery graduates, qualifying in 2009, started on the second point of the salary scale, which was €33,470.  In January 2011, the government imposed a 10% cut to all new entrants into the public sector, which reduced salaries to €28,539. In February 2012, the Department of Health issued a circular directing management to put newly qualified nurses/midwives on the first point of the salary scale which is €27,211. In December 2012, the government announced that they were going to recruit 1,000 newly qualified nurses/midwives on two year contracts at only 80% of the 1st point of the staff nurse salary scale, which equates to €22,000 per year. This means that newly qualified nurses/midwives will have incurred a cut of €11,470 in just three years.   This 34% salary cut is a discriminatory attempt to undermine the working conditions of professional frontline workers.
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Video Archive 2013



Motion to abolish Property Tax

Priority Question, Pyrite Remediation and role of Homebond

Leaders Questions on the G8

Leaders Questions with  Eamon Gilmore/ Labour are the same as Fine Geal

Motion of no Confidence in Minister for Justice

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public interest bill 2013

Brendan Howlin and public sector recruitment embargo

Topicl Questions, T.S.B. pension scheme

Leaders Questions

Minister for Justice

Taxi Regulation Bill 2012

Bus Eireann

Oral Questions Minister for Transport

Leaders Questions 14/05/2013

Leaders Questions 09/05/2013

Oral Questions (adoption records)

Housing Amendment Bill 2013

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) 2013

Oral Questions Minister for Justice

Science Foundation Ireland Bill pt 1

Science Foundation Ireland Bill pt 2

Land conveyancing bill

Leaders Questions

Action on X rally 29 April

Croke Park 2 No means No

Leaders Questions 23/04/.2013

Leaders Questions


Animal Health and Welfare

Animal Health and Welfare

Leaders Questions


Criminal Justice Spent Convictions

Questions Minister for Education

Defense Forces Amnesty Bill 2013

Property Tax Debate 1

Property Tax Debate 2

Sale of Irish Forests

Video Archive



Marian Price/Martin Corey

Magdalene Laundries Report

Water Services Bill

Result of test 33% below limit

Shane McEntee RIP

Penalty points investigation



Incarceration of Martin Corey

Coillte Sale of Assets

Property Tax

Budget 2013

Penalty points

Social welfare bill

Clare Daly: Home Helps Demo Swords Dec1

Dáil rejects legislation a second time

Savita Rally 21/11

Savita Rally 17/11

Animal Welfare 17/11

March4Choice 29/09/2012

Children’s Bill

Animal Health and Welfare Bill

Free Marian Price

Advisers were bondholders

Household Tax: The Frontline

Priory Hall: evacuees for more than 100 days

Women's Rights

Legislate for X

Repeal 1861 Act now

Repeal 8th Amendment to Constitution

The ULA welcomes the government’s declaration that legislation for the X Case ruling of the Supreme Court in 1992, despite a delay of twenty years, will finally be brought in next year. There is no need to delay however, in the repeal of Sections 58 and 59 of the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act. This piece of repressive law, retained from the time of British rule, makes abortion a criminal act with severe penalties for women and doctors. We call for the immediate repeal of this legislation.
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