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From Shakespeare and Milton to a Stringfellow Lap Dancing Club: Last Week’s Remarkable Uber Ruling

LUGHAN DEANE looks at the landmark ruling against the digital platform behemoth Uber, and its claims that Uber drivers are independent contractors. In a landmark ruling, an employment judge working for the UK Employment Tribunals has systematically and brutally dismantled Uber’s claim that its drivers are independent sub-contractors and not employees. Drivers, the judges have […]

From Shakespeare and Milton to a Stringfellow Lap Dancing Club: Last Week’s Remarkable Uber Ruling

All public servants must leave ‘FEMPI’ together

BERNARD HARBOR warns that special deals for some groups of staff will undermine pay recovery for all. The budget included an allocation of €290 million to ensure that gradual public service pay recovery, which finally got underway this year, continues into 2017. These improvements, crystalised in the Lansdowne Road agreement, represent the first positive public […]

All public servants must leave ‘FEMPI’ together

Digitalisation of Work

  NIALL SHANAHAN, IMPACT’s Communications Officer, is Currently attending the European Foundation’s seminar series on the digitalisation of work in Berlin. He is there, representing ICTU as part of the Irish Tripartite team, to provide a Trade Union perspective on the changing nature of work. This blog, compiled from his joint submission to the Foundation […]

Digitalisation of Work

EXTRA! EXTRA!: DIVERSITY AUDIT OF IRISH FRONT PAGES

IMPACT is an organisation roughly two-thirds of whose membership are women. It interacts, on behalf of that membership, on a more-or-less daily basis with the print media. For this reason, the way in which national media represent (or don’t) women is a key environmental factor for IMPACT and directly affects the work it does. The following is […]

EXTRA! EXTRA!: DIVERSITY AUDIT OF IRISH FRONT PAGES

Pay’s not going away

  BERNARD HARBOR says the new Public Service Pay Commission could put pay back at the centre of political debate. The Programme for Government’s silence over what exactly its proposed Public Service Pay Commission would do left plenty of scope for interpretation. We were simply told it would “examine pay levels across the public service, […]

Pay’s not going away