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THE national median disposable, net or after tax wage has increased by just under 8% since 2012 (now at €2,087 p.m. approx.) whilst the take home pay of a full-time... more

EVENT: Repeal of the 8th: the Role of Trade Unions

LOCATION: Unite the Union, Middle Abbey Street January 31, 2018 at 7pm Co-hosted by the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th and the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth, this public... more

Is your mental health affecting how you do your job..?

By Bill Kelly Mandate Divisional Organiser WE ALL know how stressful working in retail is, particularly at this time of year when employers are pulling out all the stops to... more

Mandate condemns Forever 21 for disrespecting staff

Mandate Trade Union has condemned US multinational retailer Forever 21 for refusing their workers the right to be represented by their trade union during the closure of its only Irish... more

Industrial and political struggle in the Russian Revolution

Lessons for today from Red October By Sean Byers, Trademark – Anti-sectarian Unit ICTU FOR the British Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, writing in the early 1990s, the Russian... more

My solution to Brexit? A united Ireland followed by a hokey cokey Irexit...

By Brian Forbes TODAY Brexit remains the great known unknown. We know that something will happen but we really have no clear idea exactly how all things Brexit might materialise over... more

We don’t wish it could be Christmas every day… and here’s why

DID you know the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has used prolonged exposure to the same songs over and over again as a method of torture in Guantanamo Bay? It is reported... more

Congress Advises Private Sector Unions to Seek Pay Increases for 'Excessive Housing Childcare Costs', plus 'Minimum 3.1% Cost of Living Rise'

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has advised affiliated unions in the private sector to seek compensation, where appropriate, for the “excessive costs” of housing, childcare and pensions, in addition... more

Government publishes legislation covering security of hours (banded hours)

12th December 2017 To: All Mandate Members From:  John Douglas, General Secretary Well done and congratulations to Mandate members regarding the publication last week of a... more

We’re united and strong... we can achieve great things in 2018

IT’S THAT time of year again, when we all reflect on the year that’s gone and plan for the New Year, we take stock of our struggles and achievements and... more
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