• Recognise Long Covid as Occupational Injury & maintain current special Covid Leave
    Long Covid is not recognized or acknowledged enough in Ireland. I'm a nurse who contracted Covid in January 2021. My health has being severely affected by Long Covid, there are many others in the same boat. Long Covid doesn’t discriminate, it can affect anyone at any time. People think Covid is over but it's not for those of us with Long Covid. The Government are now attempting to stop special leave with pay. It's not acceptable to do this when many healthcare workers and other sector workers contracted Covid on duty. Many of us had no vaccine when we got Covid. Other EU countries acknowledge Long Covid as occupational injury - Ireland needs to step up and follow suit.
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    Created by Nurse with Long Covid
  • Fix Dublin Airport. Pay DAA workers a decent wage
    Dublin Airport is the main airport in Ireland. We need to be able to rely on the service for work and pleasure.
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    Created by Siobhan O'Donoghue
  • Strabane Workers Together
    New Look staff in Strabane, some with over twenty years service, are being forced into redundancy by a senseless Lidl relocation from Bradley Way to Strabane Retail Park. It will bring ten new jobs but will cost up to sixty job losses. Strabane is an area of high social and economic deprivation and these potential job losses will be a disaster for a town with historically high unemployment. Four retail units will close to facilitate this Lidl development and relocation (New Look, Menarys, Peacocks, Argos). Strabane Workers Together are highlighting this redundancy injustice and are calling on all four aforementioned employers to relocate within Strabane.
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    Created by Brian Forbes
  • Cancel Ukraine's Debts
    Ukraine's national debt is €120 billion, that's almost 80% of their GDP. They are spending €6bn a year just servicing this debt, and have had years of austerity measures pushed as a result. This is illegitimate debt, built up due to the oligarchisation of society, the failure to tax the rich and currently increasing rapidly due to the brutal Russian invasion. Now a growing international movement is demanding this debt be cancelled. Given our own history, Irish people should be at the forefront in demanding the the cancellation of this odious debt.
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    Created by Paul Murphy Picture
  • Establish an Irish State Construction Company Now
    1. A State construction company would divert scarce skilled construction labour to building projects where it is urgently required. In the midst of a national housing crisis, just over a quarter (26.6%) of Irish construction workers are actually building residential homes. Many are building hotels and offices. 2. We cannot rely on the private sector to provide affordable housing and social housing because this does not align with the business interests of ‘for-profit’ private housing developers. 3. A State construction company would attract more young people toward pursuing a career in construction by offering quality permanent employment and better pay and working conditions. There is currently a shortage of skilled construction workers, we urgently need to attract more young people to pursue a career in construction in order to meet Housing for All building targets. 4. Statistics show it is considerably cheaper for local authorities to directly build social and affordable houses than to buy completed units from private for-profit developers. https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/commentanalysis/arid-40744002.html?msclkid=433241c3b3b911ec927ed3f61cdce8d4
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    Created by Irish State Construction Company Campaign Group
  • Reinstate ‘Human Rights’ into the CORU Social Work Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics
    In 2019 all references to 'Human Rights' were removed from CORU’s Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics for Social Work, the legally binding document which governs Social Work practice in Ireland, and which Social Workers must adhere to. No explanation has been provided by CORU for the removal of human rights from the code. CORU’s previous 2011 Social Work Code contained six separate references to ‘Human Rights’, recognising its fundamental nature to the Social Work profession. The foreword to the 2011 Code noted: “Social Work is a profession based on principles of Human-Rights and Social Justice”. In 2021 the membership of the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) voted overwhelmingly in favour of initiating a campaign to have the term Human Rights reinstated to the Code. This petition forms part of that campaign, please support us. Advocating and upholding Human Rights and social justice is a core Social Work value. The International Federation of Social Workers’ (IFSW) 2014 Global Definition of Social Work states: "Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to Social Work". The IFSW’s definition is a beacon to Social Work practitioners across the world, many of whom tenaciously hold onto the values embodied in this definition. This definition has been adopted globally, including by the IASW, and has been translated into 28 languages. Human Rights feature centrally in the Codes of Ethics of Social Work organisations in countries across the world, including England, Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, Finland, Japan, and South Korea. The Australian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics refers to Human Rights thirteen times. Similarly, the British Association of Social Work (BASW) Code of Ethics for Social Work features Human Rights a total of twelve times in its 15-pages. Removing the phrase ‘Human Rights’ from the Code effectively alters the narrative and meaning of Social Work, and has implications for how we, as Social Workers, both individually and collectively, understand, frame and practice our profession. It is imperative that Human Rights is included within CORU’s Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Work in Ireland. We call on CORU to reinstate all references to ‘Human Rights’ from the 2011 Code to the current Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Work. For more information: https://twitter.com/SWs4Change
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    Created by Sws 4Change
  • Save Bold & Brass Coffee Trailer in Dartry, Dublin 6
    Unfortunately, as a result of complaints from certain neighbours to Dublin City Council - one referencing “the sound of chatter and laughter”, we have been forced to close our Rathgar location 😞 This is obviously extremely upsetting for us, as we really feel that we have integrated so well into the community and were just after finding our feet in the area. To those that have expressed support during this situation, thank you so much. Most of you guys know that we really tried our best here and still it wasn’t enough for some people. We are one of many trailers across Dublin that so many people depended on during covid and now that covid restrictions have lifted we are being punished. 🤨 It has been a difficult couple of weeks trying to prevent this, and especially telling 4 wonderful staff members that they’ll no longer have jobs.
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    Created by Kevin Ryan
    Treasure it above a sea of cars which could move to other locations and allow our Quays flourish as public places for people to enjoy.
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    Created by Una Dunphy
  • Change Company Law- 7 Year itch
    In June 2015 430 Clerys workers were told at 5:30pm on a Friday that there jobs were gone and the company was insolvent leaving no money for redundancies yet a "flaw" in company law allowed the previous separation of assets leave the owners with millions. Its been 7 years since Clerys and Debenhams workers were affected by this "flaw" in company law also. The flaw is still there and it could happen to any of workplace. This needs to end. We need the Protection Of Employees Collective Redundancies Bill of 2017 implemented NOW!! Its at committee stage at the Dail since then. Its time to stand up and fight so no other workers will have the same fate as Clerys or Debenhams. Will you join the fight? ***Update*** It has been brought to my attention that this Bill fell when the last Dail finished. Sinn Fein have re introduced it and are waiting at Second Stage to go before the Dail. Please share far and wide and lets get this moving again
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    Created by Susie Gaynor
  • #FastAccessStamp4 for all international doctors in Ireland
    This pandemic has impacted the global health system hugely. There is an acute staff shortage globally and Ireland has had a major blow. This fair treatment/acknowledgment of the contribution of international doctors will provide Ireland an EXPERIENCED work force in the long run to tackle post covid aftershocks. This will ultimately benefit society and the health system and also build solid trust between the Irish health system and international doctors .
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    Created by Dr Liqa ur Rehman
  • Fund Addiction Services in Tallaght
    Crack cocaine is decimating communities and families and has become an epidemic. Tallaght West, where the two services operate is seeing record levels of users and they need help, support and compassion. There can be no abandonment of people who need help the most. The funding must be guaranteed and the services must do their essential work.
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    Created by Alex Homits
  • End The Book Ban In Prisons
    A spokesperson for the IWOC, a union directly linked to the radical Industrial Workers of the World, called upon the NIPS to end the book ban "immediately". In a statement issued they said "Incarcerated Workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic have been hit hard with restrictions of movement seeing prisoners locked up for 23 hours a day. Reading materials are vital for prisoners, it's a lifeline for everyone to be able to immerse themselves in books, pamphlets, magazines and newspapers. To have that restricted, withheld or banned is a denial of prisoners basic human rights and we call upon those within the Northern Ireland Prison Service to lift the ban immediately as it runs counter to Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Prisoners have even been refused books, reading materials and even accessing music interests if it wasn't bought from a reputable outlet such as from multinational corporations as Amazon. This in turn prevents those incarcerated from accessing material of their choice such as small independent publishers and distributors who actually have a wider range of reading materials which are fundamental to freedom of choice. Effectively this is a ban on books to prisoners by another name. At present there is currently only regulated access to book distributors which NIPS approve of such as Amazon. This in turn dramatically limits financially what a prisoner can access. There is also a ban on books and publications which family and friends send in from the outside. No matter what way they dress it up, this is fundamentally a ban on books by another name. The Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee demand that the Northern Ireland Prison Service immediately end their policy of banning books and reading materials across the prison system. This must not be allowed to continue. We call upon those interested in human rights and social justice, to writer's, independent publishers, artists and musicians to help add their voice by supporting prisoners human rights by also demanding that this be stopped immediately.
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