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Limerick councillors in show of solidarity with Dunnes workers

first_imgFamilies 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 center_img 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.last_img read more

Greencore promotes Peter Haden to UK chief exec

first_imgCurrent Greencore group chief operating officer Peter Haden is to become the company’s UK chief executive officer.Haden, who joined Greencore in 2014, will take up the newly created role on 1 October.The move follows the announcement in March this year that Greencore group chief executive Patrick Coveney would be splitting his time between the UK and the US following a restructure of its US operations and leadership.Greencore had greatly increased its presence in the US with the acquisition of Peacock Foods in 2016.As group chief operating officer, Haden has been working with the executive leadership team and board to develop Greencore’s group strategy and improve UK operations.   Before joining Greencore he was a partner with McKinsey & Co, where he led the UK consumer practice. Much of his career has been spent in emerging markets, including a year in Russia and four years building a consumer business in India.Before working for McKinsey, he was a brand manager with Procter & Gamble.Haden graduated from Oxford University with a Master of Physics and Philosophy.Greencore today (31 July) announced that food-to-go sales have bolstered UK and Ireland business, with 1.4% reported revenue growth in the company’s third quarter.last_img read more

Rising data breach costs show need for national merchant standards

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The average costs for businesses related to data breaches are going up, another sign of the need for Congress to adopt NAFCU-supported national data security merchants and retailers.According to the “Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis,” released Wednesday by the Ponemon Institute, the average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million, up 23 percent since 2013. The study, sponsored by IBM, covers 350 companies spanning 11 countries.The groups cite three major reasons why the costs keep climbing.“First, cyber attacks are increasing both in frequency and the cost it requires to resolve these security incidents,” Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of Ponemon Institute, said. “Second, the financial consequences of losing customers in the aftermath of a breach are having a greater impact on the cost. Third, more companies are incurring higher costs in their forensic and investigative activities, assessments and crisis team management.”NAFCU has been the leader in urging Congress to adopt data security standards for merchants and retailers to improve consumer-data protection and reduce the costs for credit unions of dealing with merchant breaches. continue reading »last_img read more

Rebecca Stirm leads the pack on Mission Catwalk Season 2

first_img Share Rebecca Stirm’s winning dress front view modeled by Abenah Gonzalez. Photo credit: Adrian CrearyAGSelectPR, Kingston, Wednesday, May 2, 2012: Caribbean fashion reality series Mission Catwalk is on its sixth episode and Belize’s Rebecca Stirm-the only contestant to win more than one challenge since the start of the second season on March 27th- has copped her third win with a dress designed around the red HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon.In Rebecca’s design, the ribbon framed a high neckline and continued down the back of the dress forming a dramatic scoop and crossing at the lower back. Rebecca said she wanted to create a look that would portray strength and courage since HIV is “nothing soft or pretty to face.” She found the perfect grey jacquard fabric with a subtle print in the upholstery section at Pablo’s, and complimented it with a red underskirt that balanced the piece.“I made an effort not to over-style and keep the emphasis on the neckline and HIV ribbon by sticking to a simple color palette and styling with a pair of chunky studded earrings.”For guest judge Dr. Sharlene Jarrett Ph.D., M.Sc., Senior Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the National HIV/STI Programme, “Rebecca’s chic interpretation allowed the red ribbon to be the focus without overpowering the design.” She added, “The woman who wears the winning piece will be making a powerful statement on behalf of persons living with HIV.”Rebecca Stirm’s winning dress back view modeled by Abenah Gonzalez. Photo credit: Adrian CrearyJust as impressed by her work were the regular judging panel of host and executive producer Keneea Linton-George, Jamaica Observer lifestyle editor Novia McDonald-Whyte and celebrated menswear designer Carlton Brown who stressed to the designers that their interpretations had to make both a fashion and social statement. The next best design came from Janel Jolly followed by fellow Jamaican Gregory Williams who was last week’s winner. Trinidad’s Ryan Chan, who consistently ranked in the top four until episode 5 where he was safe, found himself in the bottom three. Last week’s runner-up Ryan Berkeley (of Guyana) landed in the bottom lot for the second time. Jamaican Natalie Rochester ranked in the lowest scores for a third time and this week became the latest casualty of the show.In a dramatic turn of events, Trinidadian Shannon Kwong quit the series and asked Kerin Scott of Barbados to be her replacement. What a lucky break for Kerin who was eliminated last week!Tune in to Television Jamaica every Tuesday at 8:30 PM for the newest episode from Mission Catwalk Season 2, presented by NCB, Supreme Ventures and Digicel. For those in Trinidad the series airs Tuesdays at 9:30 PM on TV6. Thanks to Rebecca’s strong showing, the series has been picked up by Channel 5 of Belize. Viewers in that country can tune in at 7:30PM each week to see how she and the other designers fare. For everyone else, Mission Catwalk streams online at www.televisionjamaica.com/livetv.aspx Press Release Tweet 14 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! EntertainmentNewsRegional Rebecca Stirm leads the pack on Mission Catwalk Season 2 by: – May 2, 2012 Sharelast_img read more