De Montfort House, Dublin 7
Unite Executive Council Member Therese Moloney (red cap) with supporters, including Joan Collins TD (pic 3 centre), outside the Legion of Mary HQ, before handing in a letter to Legion President Mary Murphy seeking a meeting to help secure the future of Northern Ireland’s sole woman-only hostel.
Legion-owned Regina Coeli House in west Belfast has 21 beds and provides support to homeless women, women who have been trafficked, the sexually abused, those suffering from addictions as well as survivors of domestic abuse.
Protests to keep the doors open, including sit-ins, are now in their third week.
Belfast Mayor Nicholl blasts Regina Coeli House management ‘silence’ (ITV)
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Crane drivers and members of Unite Trade Union march this morning to the Health Executive Authority to protest against what they claim are unsafe and non qualified crane drivers.
They are also looking for a pay increase from their current wage of €16.69 euro per hour to €24 euro per hour.
The row is further intensified by an inter-union spat with Siptu and Unite over which union represents the crane drivers.
From top: John Kilraine of RTÉ; Unite’s Brendan Ogle;
The contents of this post about trade union Unite and its former headquarters on Merrion Square has been removed as they were the subject of legal proceeding taken by RTÉ journalist John Kilraine against housing activist Brendan Ogle that have been settled with a full apology:
Unite union sought social housing exemption for former Dublin HQ (RTE)
Unite offered temporary use of HQ to homelessness services (RTE)
Outside Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin this morning.
Organised by trade union Unite in support of aggrieved workers on the Kishoge Community College, Lucan, Dublin.
Bringing coals to Newcastle in fairness.
THE SECOND-LARGEST trade union in the State has urged its members not to pay the household charge.
Unite yesterday called on its 60,000 members not to register for the charge ahead of the March 31st deadline.
Unite was among several trade union groups which yesterday voiced their opposition to the €100 household charge.
And where do you stand, comrades?
Non-payment of household tax urged (Irish Times)
Unite stands firm against Household Charge (UnitetheUnion)