Jimmy Kelly

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More than 60 per cent of lone parents in Ireland are at risk of poverty compared to an EU average of 50 per cent, according to Unite. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The number of women experiencing multiple deprivations almost doubled between 2008 and 2011, from 321,000 to 600,000, accordin(...)

Average hourly earnings fell 0.9 per cent in the last quarter of 2013, from €21.89 to €21.69. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Average weekly earnings fell €4.46 or 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the same period the previous year. Prelimi(...)

Jimmy Kelly, head of the Unite trade union, said a lawsuit taken by Waterford Crystal pensioners  would not be resolved by new pensions legislation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Waterford Crystal pensioners will not settle their High Court claim against the State for 50 per cent of their pension fund, a union leader has warned(...)

Anti-austeriy marchers on Dublin’s O’Connell last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Industry CorrespondentOrganisers of the planned anti-austerity march on Saturday week (October12th) are hoping that up to 10,000 people to participate(...)

Unite’s regional secretary Jimmy Kelly said the union’s view of the Haddington Road Agreement remains ‘unchanged’: Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff in the public service represented by the Unite trade union have voted to accept the new Haddington Road agreement following a second ballot.The (...)

Michael Taft: the forthcoming Budget must be expansionary. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Unite trade union has urged the Government to increase the national minimum wage and social welfare payments in the Budget in the autumn in a bid (...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly described attacks on working people as a “war”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The trade union movement is to mount “a vigorous and robust” campaign in a bid to force the Government to repeal financial emergency legislation which(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly: said the downward drift in wages over recent years had been bad for society, the economy and workers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Unite trade union is to lodge claims for pay rises in different parts of the economy where it has strong representation.Speaking at the union’s Ir(...)

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kellyproposed a motion to reject  the Haddington road pay agreement. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Unite, the largest trade union in Britain and Ireland, has backed an emergency motion at its Belfast conference opposing the Haddington Road proposals(...)

The union representing national school teachers is to announce the result of its ballot on the proposed new Haddington Road agreement on cutting the public service pay bill later today.

The proposed restoration of supervision and substitution allowances was an important factor in the Irish National Teacher’s Organisation accepting the(...)

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