Cork

Cork: Veg Out Cafe! Tuesdays 7pm @solidaritybooks

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Delicious Vegan food (..not just for Vegans!), at the Veg Out Cafe 

Every Tuesday from 7pm in Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street (across from Fionn Barra’s)

Suggested donation: 5 euro – all welcome!


Fundraiser for Occupy

http://www.solidaritybooks.org/events/veg-out-every-Tuesday
 

Event date and time: 
Tue, 2012-02-21 19:00

Veg Out Cafe! Tuesdays 7pm @solidaritybooks

Date:

Delicious Vegan food (..not just for Vegans!), at the Veg Out Cafe 

Every Tuesday from 7pm in Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street (across from Fionn Barra’s)

Suggested donation: 5 euro – all welcome!


Fundraiser for Occupy

http://www.solidaritybooks.org/events/veg-out-every-Tuesday

Event date and time: 
Tue, 2012-02-14 19:00

Veg Out Cafe! Tuesdays 7pm @solidaritybooks

Date:

Delicious Vegan food (..not just for Vegans!), at the Veg Out Cafe 

Every Tuesday from 7pm in Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street (across from Fionn Barra’s)

Suggested donation: 5 euro – all welcome!


Fundraiser for Occupy

http://www.solidaritybooks.org/events/veg-out-every-Tuesday
 

Event date and time: 
Tue, 2012-02-07 19:00

Anti-Household Tax Campaign Gathers Momentum in Cork

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Cork city and county Anti-Household Tax Campaign rounded off an excellent eight days' work by holding protests in Ballincollig and outside Cork's City Hall this Friday to coincide with taoiseach Enda Kenny's visit to the south. Following on from the massively successful public meeting in the city last Thursday 26th January, 200 people spent well over 2 hours noisily picketing a Chamber of Commerce banquet at City Hall yesterday evening to let Mr. Kenny know the depth of opposition to the Household Tax in the city. Earlier in the day, another 50 people picketed the Oriel House hotel in the commuter belt town of Ballincollig, where he attended another gathering of business people.

Over 500 at Cork city meeting Against the Household tax

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Arriving at 6.45 to help set up the room Mick informs me there have been 22 phone calls to the hotel to ask what time the meeting is starting. The room has capacity for 290 sitting. We know there is going to be a problem. By 8 the room is full beyond capacity, people are all along the aisles, backed against the walls and spilling into the corridor, an overflow room is full. 500 at least. Campaign activists are collecting names and distributing literature.  Almost 200 people sign up for membership, over 100 for activity in local groups and another 300 put themselves on the contact list. Hundreds of window posters, car stickers and newsletters are taken.

Cork - Veg Out Cafe! Tuesdays 7pm @solidaritybooks

Date:

Delicious Vegan food (..not just for Vegans!), at the Veg Out Cafe

Every Tuesday from 7pm in Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street (across from Fionn Barra’s)

Suggested donation: 5 euro – all welcome!


Fundraiser for Occupy

http://www.solidaritybooks.org/events/veg-out-every-Tuesday

Event date and time: 
Tue, 2012-01-24 19:00

Cinema Night at Solidarity Books - Zapatista - a Big Noise film (2001) this Thursday 19th at 8pm

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Starting this Thursday, we will be resuming our weekly film screenings at the bookshop. A full programme for the month of February will be up soon.

Event date and time: 
Thu, 2012-01-19 (All day)

Cork: Hundreds Turn Out to Support Vita Cortex Workers

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Factory-gate rally draws large support ahead of LRC talks next week

 

This afternoon, the workers of Vita Cortex in Cork accompanied by several hundred supporters attended a rally at the factory gates on Kinsale Road, which was organised by the Cork Council of Trade Unions. Among the attendance showing their support for the Vita Cortex workers were several former staff from the La Senza lingerie store chain, who themselves were in dispute with the liquidator of their former employer KPMG until this Friday. They were made feel very welcome by the crowd, and the speakers from the impromptu platform in the factory carpark drew inspiration in their speeches from the result achieved by the La Senza workers who were in a similar situation to that facing the 32 Vita Cortex employees. The platform was compered by Pat Guilfoyle of the TEEU, and other speakers were Vita Cortex shop steward Seán Kelleher, president of Cork Council of Trade Unions Ann Piggott, and Joe O'Flynn, general secretary of SIPTU and Cork native. Mr. O'Flynn spoke of the efforts being made by SIPTU headquarters in pursuit of a resolution of this situation, and he castigated runaway employer Jack Ronan for refusing to pay the €1.2m owed to his former employees, a sum described by Mr. O'Flynn as 'not a king's ransom'. He also spoke of the union's determination to support the Vita Cortex workers in their dispute 'for the long haul, if it takes 30 days or 30 weeks, with the support of trade union members across the country'. The rally ended with a long peal of applause as the names of all 32 Vita Cortex workers were read out from the podium.

CCTU Unemployed Centre, Vita Cortex and a NAMA building - Cork's three occupations

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Three occupations in Cork highlight the ideas of direct action, self-organisation and solidarity

 

At a time when Ireland's rich class and their government are relying on passivity and apathy from the country's working class to push through their austerity agenda with the minimum of resistance, the presence of three separate occupations of workplaces and vacant NAMA commercial property in Cork is a hopeful sign that 'the powers that be' are not going to have it all their own way, as they attempt to make everyone else pick up the tab for the economic carnage their actions have unleashed upon this society. Although each occupation is separate and different in origin and potential outcome, each one shows that people do understand the necessity and the effectiveness of direct action in this time when bosses and property owners are trying every trick in the book to slough off their debts and evade public accountability while doing so.

Vita Cortex Workers continue occupation

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Workers are continuing their occupation of the Vita Cortex plant in Cork city today.  The workers began their sit in on Friday, the day the doors were due to close.  The workers are protesting over the non-payment of redundancy monies due.  With over 800 years service between them there is an outstanding entitlement to €1.2m in redundancy payments.  The reason given for the non-payment is a stand off between the company and NAMA.  The money is in accounts of a sister firm frozen by NAMA.

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