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Global Issues, Local Action

Posted on August 30, 2016

David Joyce: International Development Officer
David Joyce: International Development Officer

David Joyce delves into some of the key issues to be tacked at the Global Solidarity Summer School

Global challenges & Opportunities: Local & Global Responses is the theme for the 2016 Global Solidarity Summer School, which takes place this year in Donegal.

This is the eight successive incarnation of the event, whose agenda and attendance grows and swells with each passing year.

This year, delegates in Donegal will debate the key issue of Climate Change the, critically, how we can make a just transition to a greener economy (see below).

The global Refugee Crisis will also be on the agenda, while we also hear new eyewitness testimony from Palestine.

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CLERYS WORKERS DEMAND JUSTICE & DIGNITY

Posted on November 13, 2015

Ethel Buckley - Divisional Organiser, SIPTU Services Division
Ethel Buckley
Divisional Organiser, SIPTU Services Division

SIPTU's Ethel Buckley on the continuing injustice done to Clerys workers

 

What are Deirdre Foley, John Skelly and Ronan Daly so afraid of?

They are the directors of Natrium Ltd, the shadowy company that shut Clerys on June 12, resulting in over 400 job losses.

Five months on, not one of the three has agreed to meet with the workers whose livelihoods they so abruptly destroyed.

As Clerys worker and SIPTU shop steward Gerry Markey explained:  “We are asking Deirdre Foley and the other new owners to meet us face-to-face. My colleagues and I think that after our many years of loyal service to the company we deserve to be treated with respect.

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