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Content about Unemployment

June 3, 2014

As the international mergers, acquisitions and takeovers happen; multinational corporations compare (purposefully so) apples and oranges and come-up with propaganda to win the political and public battle against workers and trade unions. The jargon they use sounds scientific. It seems as if the numbers and figures they are presenting are undeniable facts and as if these are objective and independently verified figures.

As the international mergers, acquisitions and takeovers happen; multinational corporations compare (purposefully so) apples and oranges and come-up with propaganda to win the political and public battle against workers and trade unions. The jargon they use sounds scientific. It seems as if the numbers and figures they are presenting are undeniable facts and as if these are objective and independently verified figures.

Trade union officials need to take note of these. Surely this is not the first time they had to deal with such things.

November 30, 2013

I have been following (and I must admit, having a little bit of fun) @labour #LP13 on twitte

I have been following (and I must admit, having a little bit of fun) @labour #LP13 on twitter

Some observations:

October 21, 2013

The headline of the Irish Independent (21/10/2013) is screaming at us in big bold letters: “THE SOCIAL WELFARE CULTURE”

Whatever Enda Kenny will do about the social welfare in long term is to be seen, but it seems the first and most important task for the government is to get the society to recognise the 'problem' of our social welfare system.

The headline of the Irish Independent (21/10/2013) is screaming at us in big bold letters: “THE SOCIAL WELFARE CULTURE”

Whatever Enda Kenny will do about the social welfare in long term is to be seen, but it seems the first and most important task for the government is to get the society to recognise the 'problem' of our social welfare system.

December 13, 2011

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

www.turkishassociationireland.org

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

October 12, 2011

The issue of migrant labour and/or refugees is at, or near, the top of the political agenda in many countries round the world today.

 

The issue of migrant labour and/or refugees is at, or near, the top of the political agenda in many countries round the world today.

There are two main reasons for this. First, the combination of globalisation and war over the last decade or so has generated flows of migration greater, possibly, than at any previous point in human history – in excess, possibly, even of the huge displacement of people caused by the Second World War. Second, the ruling classes in most of the affected countries put it there.

September 25, 2011

Well what have they got in common?

They both want a better life for themselves and their families.  They’d like to have a comfortable home, in a safe environment, maybe some nice neighbours to share a beer with every once in a while.  

A job where they feel valued for their work.  Safe working conditions, fair treatment and enough income to cover the rent, the bills, and that occasional beer.  They both want to send their children to school with clothes on their bodies, shoes on their feet and books in their backpacks. 

Well what have they got in common?

They both want a better life for themselves and their families.  They’d like to have a comfortable home, in a safe environment, maybe some nice neighbours to share a beer with every once in a while.  

September 13, 2011

"Markets take fright as ECB official quits..."

"Markets take fright as ECB official quits..." Who cares about people, unemployed, pensioners, workers, students. It's the Markets dude thats important.

September 13, 2011

Joan Burton – Could you live on €188 a week? Dole is not a ‘Lifestyle choice’

The government is planning to cut spending on social welfare. It is taking orders from the IMF-EU and wants to make us suffer. The unemployed are being sacrificed to pay off the international bankers.

Joan Burton – Could you live on €188 a week?
Dole is not a ‘Lifestyle choice’
The government is planning to cut spending on social welfare. It is taking orders from the IMF-EU and wants to make us suffer. The unemployed are being sacrificed to pay off the international bankers.