Families and workers must be supported through public health emergency NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors in show of solidarity with Dunnes workersBy Alan Jacques – April 10, 2015 1182 WhatsApp Twitter TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr John LoftusCllr Maurice QuinlivanCllr Paul KellerDunnes StoresFianna FáillimerickNiall Collins TDSinn Fein Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Email Council to look at reasons behind city business closures Previous articleRugby – All Ireland league enters final weekend #ublNext articleRUGBY – Munster at full strength for Edinburgh clash Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick worst affected for trolley numbers Councillor’s show and tell of Limerick litter problem Jetland opens a new chapter in Dunne’s Limerick story RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sinn Fein councillors Seamus Browne, Maurice Quinlivan, Lisa Marie Sheehy, Seighin O Ceallaigh and Malachy McCreesh with Dunnes Stores workers in Limerick.LOCAL politicians expressed their firm support for the Dunnes Stores during their one day strike in Limerick last Thursday over the imposition of zero hour contracts.Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman Niall Collins was one of the first on the picket line while Sinn Féin leader on Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, expressed his party’s support for the introduction of a living wage as he joined staff outside Dunnes stores at Jetland and Howley’s Quay.“The application of zero hour contracts, and the imposition of low pay rates are sources of great hardship for working families. They damage any hope of a real recovery.” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Dunnes workers have been left with no option but to engage in industrial action in an effort to secure fair pay and secure hours. They, and the 129,000 low-paid workers in this state, deserve certainty about their hours of work and income,” he added.Limerick’s three Anti-Austerity Alliance councillors also offered full support and solidarity to Dunnes Stores workers during their strike action. Cllr John Loftus called on people to support this “important strike” by not passing the pickets and to stand in solidarity with the workers.“Dunnes Stores is a major, profitable company which is using low-hours contracts to maximise its profits,” said Cllr Loftus.Fellow AAA councillor Paul Keller said the strike was an important step in the fight against the return of 19th century working conditions through the spread of low hour contracts.“These contracts have been used by management as a weapon to punish and bully workers through the withdrawal of hours from one week to the next,” he claimed.
Home » News » Agencies & People » More turmoil at Countrywide as Long and Creffield exits confirmed previous nextAgencies & PeopleMore turmoil at Countrywide as Long and Creffield exits confirmedEstate agency giant says it will now discuss three options with shareholders including Connells bid as it reveals new interim CEO.Nigel Lewis24th November 202001,404 Views Countrywide has revealed that it is considering three options following yesterday’s confirmation that Connells is preparing to go ahead with an acquisition approach, and confirmed that both executive chairman Peter Long and MD Paul Creffield are to leave the company.The estate agency giant also now has a new interim CEO, Philip Bowcock, who previously worked at betting chain William Hill.It also says there is insufficient support for the Alchemy deal “in its current form”, but also a “recognition of the need for new capital and a readiness among shareholders to invest in the company.”The Countrywide board is now working with shareholders to consider the three options.These include a capital raise to be underwritten by Alchemy Partners on amended terms; the Connells offer and raising more cash from existing shareholders.Peter Long (pictured) says: “This business has many underlying strengths and a terrific group of people. It was always my intention to step back when we found the right figure to take Countrywide forward, and Philip is that person. The business is in good hands.”David Watson, Acting Non-Executive Chairman, says: “Peter has worked tirelessly to secure the future of Countrywide.“He has done the company a great service in bringing our shareholders to the table for constructive talks.“This is a fundamentally sound business with a bright future. Philip’s wealth of experience in leading large, listed companies will be hugely valuable as we navigate the near-term challenge of recapitalising the business and position it for long-term success.”Paul Creffield, Group Managing Director, says: “Philip’s experience in leading a people business with significant high street presence will complement the deep industry experience of our talented teams well.“This business has demonstrated its quality with strong trading through a difficult year. I’m delighted to welcome Philip to Countrywide and look forward to working with him and supporting him through this transition.”Firm offerCity investors received Connells confirmation yesterday that it did intend to make ‘firm offer’ for Countrywide following three weeks of due diligence.Countrywide’s share price leapt by 13% yesterday reaching £2.30p a share, its highest since March 11th just after the pandemic was announced.Alchemy connells Countrywide November 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021