Mandate News

New Government follows old format and dishes out more pain for low income workers and their families in Budget 2012

By John Douglas, Mandate General Secretary Budget 2012 saw the Fine Gael / Labour Government follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and target workers on lower and middle incomes to... more

Please Support Lone Parent Campaign - Wed Dec 14th

On Wednesday December 14th a meeting will take place at 6pm in the Central Hotel on Exchequer St to launch a campaign. Speakers will include representatives from the National Women's... more

Savage cuts of Materials Training Grant threaten future of community employment schemes

Lone parents & the disabled have again been dealt the harshest blow Mandate Trade Union has today said that the savage cuts to the Materials & Training grant will... more

MANDATE accuses Government of targeting low income workers and their families in Budget 2012

Douglas says stealth tax rises and welfare cuts represent a ‘double whammy’ for lower income workers Union acknowledges increases in Universal Social Charge threshold but says Government should... more

MANDATE accuses Government of targeting low income workers and their families in Budget 2012

Douglas says stealth tax rises and welfare cuts represent a ‘double whammy’ for lower income workers Union acknowledges increases in Universal Social Charge threshold but says Government should... more

Unfair Universal Social Charge has greater impact on low to middle income workers

Government fails to sufficiently tackle unfair nature of USC in Budget Mandate Trade Union has highlighted their concerns about the unfair nature of the Universal Social Charge which they... more

Mandate calls on employers to ensure Equal Treatment for Agency Workers from 5 December

From 5 December agency workers will be entitled to the same pay and conditions of employment as direct employees on the site to which they are deployed from day one... more

Unfair Universal Social Charge (USC)

This unfair charge has targeted lower to middle income workers who are least able to afford to pay and who are suffering most from other austerity measures imposed by Government... more

Equal Treatment for Agency Workers from 5 December 2011

The Employers’ Group IBEC failed in its attempt to secure a twelve month stay on equal treatment for agency workers.  The employers had argued that equal pay and conditions for... more

Child Benefit cut is stealth tax on children - One Family

One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation for one-parent families, say that any reduction in Child Benefit would be a blow to all middle-earner families, but for some families, in particular those... more
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