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  • Unions oppose Irish Water plans 23 October 2017 - Proposed new governance structures would effectively bring local authority water staff under the wing of a unitary state agency IMPACT and other unions in the water sector are to engage with Government and political parties on the future of water services, amid fears that proposed new governance structures could threaten employment and increase the risk […]
  • CE supervisors campaign gathers pace 22 October 2017 - Over 170 community employment (CE) supervisors from across the country met in Portlaoise recently to advance the union’s campaign for pension justice. The meeting of IMPACT and Siptu members was called in advance of next month’s meeting of a high level Forum for the community and voluntary sector, and against the backdrop of IMPACT’s political […]
  • Legal view sought on Ryanair 21 October 2017 - IMPACT’s Central Executive Committee has sought legal opinion on the convoluted employment arrangements in place for many Ryanair pilots. The union has accused company management of using arms-length ‘zero hours’ contracts to undermine employees’ rights and avoid independent trade union representation. The move comes amid a crisis at the airline, which has left tens of […]