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  • Your rights explained - Public workshops on the Aarhus Convention in Dublin, Galway and surrounding counties » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    is a series of public workshops to inform the public of these rights and to discuss how they might be better accessed and implemented The Roadshow is organised by the Environmental Pillar with support from the Communicating Europe Initiative The next public workshop will be held on Saturday November 30th from 10 30am to 4 30pm in the Menlo Park Hotel on the Headford road Galway On December 7th the final workshop will be held in the Radisson Blue Hotel Golden Lane Dublin from 10am to 4pm The format will involve inputs from environmental lawyers and activists with expertise in this area initiating discussion groups on the three pillars of the Convention information participation and justice A detailed case study will also be presented and a demonstration given of a website which enables the ordinary citizen to access information on the environment To book a place or for further information please email roadshow ien ie There is no charge for this event The Aarhus Roadshow is supported by the Department of the Taoiseach s Communicating Europe Initiative as part of the EU Commission s Year of Citizens The roadshow is brought to you by the Environmental Pillar Events Past Events

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  • Income Inequality: Options for a Claiming Our Future Initiative » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    income inequality its drivers and consequences as well as to document the range of current concern both public and political with the issue Thus while it is intended to be of immediate use we also hope that users would provide us with any additional information on any aspect of income inequality and in this way continually expanding what we know about the issue in one source Please email Paula Clancy

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  • Mary Murphy comments on the debate about "more jobs" » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    but jobs that are created solely to meet the needs of the market low paid unregulated and part time Do we mean it is okay to relax employment environmental and health regulations to create new jobs Do we mean more low paid jobs and tough rules to force the low skilled to take up those jobs Do we mean compulsory work for low skilled parents so their children will grow up in a culture of work Do we mean high quality jobs with progression routes to a better quality of life Whatever we might personally mean by more jobs it does seem that globally recession has occasioned intensification of the restructuring of the labour market towards more precarious employment One third of Europe s jobs are of low quality and poorly paid nearer home over half of all new UK jobs are now part time There is growing concern with the decline in the quality of employment at a global level and growing de regulation at the margin of the labour market The trend has been the creation of segmented labour markets in which employees with atypical contracts carry the burden of adjustment to economic shocks All of this comes with increased social economic and psychological consequences increased fear a growth in work related stress and a weakening of collective bargaining power In Ireland government policy intentionally or unintentionally has both enabled labour market precarity but also reduced social protection and made the precarious more vulnerable Our labour market is very flexible we have the fifth most relaxed employment regulation framework in the OECD and we have a light touch approach to implementing and monitoring employment standards Various social welfare cuts mean precarious workers are increasingly unlikely be able to access social protection to top up low pay A combined

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  • Our protest at the Troika meeting » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    paid but the Irish people will have to repay the debt interest for decades to come Events Past Events News Other News October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 April 2015 February 2015 January 2015 Archive for 2014 Archive for 2013 Archive for 2012 Archive for 2011 Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non party political civil society network that comprises

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  • Press Release: Symbolic Protest to be held at Troika Visit Over Ireland’s 'Debt Slavery' » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    illegitimate bank debt ensures that billionaire bondholders get paid but the Irish people are immiserated through the repayment of billions in debt interest annually The Irish people are paying the highest cost of the banking crisis in Europe This is causing huge pain to the Irish people destroying social and economic recovery pushing more people into poverty destroying jobs forcing emigration and fuelling mortgage distress It is enforced debt slavery for decades to come It is a disgrace that the Irish government has not pushed for and secured a bank debt write off for Ireland This debt makes a nonsense of the celebrations of the bailout exit It will trap us in austerity to pay for this debt for decades This leaves Irish people to pay the debts of private banks and bondholders Over 100 000 people marched in February this year across the country against the bank debts being socialised Claiming Our Future is a national broad based non party political civil society network It comprises individuals and organizations from a range of civil society sectors including in particular the community environmental global justice cultural and trade union sectors It was established in 2010 Claiming Our Future aims to

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  • Rory Hearne on Troika visit (Vincent Browne 29/10/13) » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    the evening before our protest Events Past Events News Other News October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 April 2015 February 2015 January 2015 Archive for 2014 Archive for 2013 Archive for 2012 Archive for 2011 Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non party political civil society network that comprises individuals and organizations from a broad range of civil society sectors

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  • Symbolic Protest to be held at Troika Visit Over Ireland’s 'Debt Slavery' » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    illegitimate bank debt ensures that billionaire bondholders get paid but the Irish people are immiserated through the repayment of billions in debt interest annually The Irish people are paying the highest cost of the banking crisis in Europe This is causing huge pain to the Irish people destroying social and economic recovery pushing more people into poverty destroying jobs forcing emigration and fuelling mortgage distress It is enforced debt slavery for decades to come It is a disgrace that the Irish government has not pushed for and secured a bank debt write off for Ireland This debt makes a nonsense of the celebrations of the bailout exit It will trap us in austerity to pay for this debt for decades This leaves Irish people to pay the debts of private banks and bondholders Over 100 000 people marched in February this year across the country against the bank debts being socialised Claiming Our Future is a national broad based non party political civil society network It comprises individuals and organizations from a range of civil society sectors including in particular the community environmental global justice cultural and trade union sectors It was established in 2010 Claiming Our Future aims to

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  • Reports on our public meetings: Budget Alternatives » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    the need to assert alternatives what could be done and idntiifed a range of five positive demands to rally around these incuded decent work pensions and investment Siobhan O Donoghue from the Migrants Right Centre Ireland reflected on campaigning for change and showed an inspiring video of young migrants taking control and shaping education Two workshops reflected on what they heard and Rory Heane from Claiming Our Future moderated feedback and discussion The mood was sombre and serious and showed interest in and committment to a longer term strategy that focuses on what kind of society we want there seems to be a growing awareness of the need to develop a shared narrative for change across the sectors that espouse equality Rory committed to bringing the feedback to CoF and asked people to stay in contact 2nd of October Cork The meeting was chaired by Orla O Donovan from UCC Marie Sherlock from SIPTU and Rory Hearne from Claiming Our Future gave presentations that outlined that rather than cutting public spending the government should be raising tax on wealth and higher incomes There was a lively discussion about the role of unions the possibility and effectiveness of protests and assemblies Participants found the presentations to be very useful information on the fact that there are alternatives to austerity which they planned to bring back to their trade union community group family friends etc Participants were also encouraged to attend the Dublin council of Trade Unions demonsration against the Budget on October 12th and there was some discussion about holding similar events in Cork in future 19th of September Galway Tom MacDonnell from TASC set the scene with a presentation on the options for implementing a Wealth Tax in Ireland here is a link to his paper on the topic http

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2013/10/24/reports-on-our-public-meetings-budget-alternatives/ (2015-10-30)
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