Author: Ben Archibald

USI Reveals Students Working 1 Hour Shifts To Oireachtas Committee

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) revealed during a presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation yesterday that students are working 1 hour shifts as a result of some employers applying ‘If and When’ or zero-hour contracts. During this presentation, USI called for the ban of zero hour contracts across all employment. Speaking to the Oireachtas Committee, USI President Annie Hoey stated, “Students typically work in wholesale and retail and accommodation and food sectors. Evidence shows that these sectors are not only low-paid, but provide very low hours – typically 1 – 8 hours....

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USI Statement in relation to the attack on Garissa University

The Union of Students in Ireland wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, the Government and the people of Kenya over the senseless attack in Garissa University. We stand in solidarity with the students affected by these heinous attacks and we share in the sorrow of all who are grieving.   We urge the Kenyan government to oppose all forms of terrorism and to ensure that educational institutions are protected in dispersing knowledge and cultural understanding. Education, respect of freedom of expression, and tolerance of all faiths and none must be safeguarded. There can be no...

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