7 thoughts on “Irish anti-G8 demonstrations

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  2. Irish teachers set to protest over Croke Park II austerity programme

    Teachers and lecturers registered their opposition to the “Croke Park II” pay deal last week. Croke Park II, the new three-year plan agreed by Ireland’s Fine Gael-Labour Party coalition and the trade unions will see another €1 billion (US$1.3 billion) eliminated from public spending. The agreement continues the no-strike Croke Park deal first accepted in 2010 and will run until 2016.

    At the annual Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) conference in Galway, 450 delegates overwhelmingly decided to withdraw from the current public service agreement, if the government proceeds to implement proposals that will affect their pay and conditions from next year.

    In a ballot last month, 86 percent of TUI members rejected the proposed public pay agreement.

    This week Public Spending Minister Brendan Howlin warned public sector workers they face a flat-rate pay cut of 7 percent if they reject the Croke Park II deal.

    http://wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/12/wkrs-a12.html

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  4. Rally set for G8 hunger summit

    Tuesday 23 April 2013

    A major rally will coincide with a meeting of the world’s richest countries to demand more action on global famine.

    PM David Cameron t will host a “hunger summit” on Saturday June 8, before the G8 summit on June 17.

    The Enough Food For Everyone campaign said they expect tens of thousands to attend their rally at Hyde Park in London.

    “If we make enough noise G8 leaders will have to act to stop the silent scandal of hunger,” organisers said.

    The campaign is calling on G8 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, US, Canada and Russia – to take action on aid, land, tax and transparency, in order to reduce poverty and famine.

    The event runs from 2pm to 5pm.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/132075

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