Jimmy Kelly

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Jimmy Kelly: Unite’s Ireland secretary said that the union planned to sell the Merrion Square building.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The leader of Unite in Ireland has insisted the trade union is not trying to block the use of its former headquarters on Merrion Square for social hou(...)

Nine months ago the Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier confirmed that it intended to reduce its Northern Ireland workforce by 1,080 people between this year and next, as part of a “global downsizing” strategy.  Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A Craigavon-based firm, AJ Power, has recently supplied and installed a standby generator at the top of Table Mountain in South Africa. The generat(...)

Unite has suggested that the current minimum wage of €9.15 per hour should be replaced by a living wage of €11.45 per hour. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is a low pay economy with high levels of income inequality compared to other prosperous countries, according to a report published by the Unit(...)

Hollywood star Liam Neeson, who hails from Ballymena, has lent his support for a major rally in the town

Hollywood star Liam Neeson is lending his support to a major rally that is being organised by trade unions to highlight the impact that hundreds of pl(...)

Jimmy Kelly of Unite says many employers see labour as “nothing more than a commodity, to be picked up and discarded as convenient”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two out of every five workers in Ireland are reliant on insecure contracts, a conference heard today. The secretary of the Unite Ireland trade union s(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said that any PRSI anomalies arising from the recommendations in the Low Pay Commission report would be addressed in the forthcoming budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Unite trade union has urged the Government not to reduce employers’ PRSI to compensate for a planned increase in the national minimum wage. Unite(...)

Ibec’s Danny McCoy: claimed the real value of the minimum wage had actually increased during the crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Business groups and the restaurants sector have strongly opposed any increase in the minimum wage of €8.65 ahead of reports that the Low Pay Commissio(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly speaks at the union’s policy conference in Dublin today

Workers could be forced to negotiate with their employers through what would essentially be internal “company unions” under planned Government reforms(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly said: “Not only does Ireland now have a low-pay crisis – we also have a widening gap between wages at the bottom, which are falling, and those at the top which are rising.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The national minimum wage should be increased by €1 to €9.65, the trade union Unite has urged. It said an increase in the national minimum wage should(...)

Former billionaire Sean Quinn, who is due to emerge from a three-year term of bankruptcy later this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The preferred bidder for the former Quinn Group glass business on the Cavan-Fermanagh border has promised to maintain employment in the plant, the c(...)

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