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Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of the New Administration: Trump’s Labour Pick on Unions and the Public Sector

  Who is Andy Puzder, Trump’s nominee for the post of Labour Secretary? I read his book, Job Creation: How it Really Works and why Government Doesn’t Understand It to see if I could learn something about his worldview. What I discovered was a right-wing, capitalist manifesto built on the thesis that the public sector […]

Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of the New Administration: Trump’s Labour Pick on Unions and the Public Sector

For the Record: Yes We Opposed TTIP But No, That Doesn’t Mean We Agree With Donald Trump

LUGHAN DEANE looks at the likelihood that the TTIP’s days are numbered, but wants to make it clear that this does not put us on the same page as the new US president. Rather, the demise of this protectionist deal obliges Europe to propose a better alternative. Donald Trump is pulling out of the Transpacific […]

For the Record: Yes We Opposed TTIP But No, That Doesn’t Mean We Agree With Donald Trump

Trump’s election was propelled by the rise of precarious work

Since last November’s US presidential election there has been much media talk about the fact that the so-called Rustbelt, the name given to what’s left of America’s once-booming region of industry, delivered Donald Trump his historic victory. Almost ten years ago Noam Chomsky published an essay – Rustbelt Rage – in which he warned that […]

Trump’s election was propelled by the rise of precarious work

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