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# vita-cortex - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex workers meet with Noam Chomsky in Cork Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers meet with Noam Chomsky in Cork

During their protest last year, Chomsky send workers messages of support commending them for their “courageous and honourable actions”

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers Michael D Higgins

President to meet with former Vita Cortex workers

The former workers, who staged a 161 day sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant, are to meet the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

# vita-cortex - Friday 13 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins to host Vita Cortex workers in the Áras Hello Mr President

Michael D Higgins to host Vita Cortex workers in the Áras

The President is also set to meet with the mayor of Poznan next week.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics Prime Numbers

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex workers “thrilled” as they prepare to depart plant tomorrow Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers “thrilled” as they prepare to depart plant tomorrow

Former workers at the foam manufacturing plant in Cork will end their 160-day long sit-in tomorrow at 3pm after they have all received their redundancy payments.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Day 159: Sit-in at Vita Cortex plant set to end as payments begin Vita Cortex

Day 159: Sit-in at Vita Cortex plant set to end as payments begin

The former workers at the plant in Cork have begun to receive their redundancy payments and expect to end their sit-in this week.

# vita-cortex - Sunday 6 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes

“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”

From TheJournal.ie How the Vita Cortex workers held on for 139 days (and why Twitter mattered) Protest

How the Vita Cortex workers held on for 139 days (and why Twitter mattered)

The 32 Vita Cortex employees took turns working 8 hour shifts at their former employer until a negotiation was reached. Kevin Curran finds out how they did it.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 3 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s some things to know before the clock hits 9.

From TheJournal.ie ‘None of us thought we’d be there this long’ – Vita Cortex workers celebrate Vita Cortex

‘None of us thought we’d be there this long’ – Vita Cortex workers celebrate

Former workers at the foam manufacturer will remain at the plant in Cork until the money is paid into their accounts but have hailed the resolution to the dispute.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach welcomes end of Vita Cortex dispute Vita Cortex

Taoiseach welcomes end of Vita Cortex dispute

Enda Kenny said that the agreement reached had brought to an end “a long period of uncertainty” for the workers and their families.

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex sit-in ends as workers agree settlement Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex sit-in ends as workers agree settlement

The former employees will soon be on their way home after voting to accept new proposals from management.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 28 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Potentially devastating bomb in Newry, legendary artist laid to rest, and good news for Peats…

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex workers say they will escalate protest Vita Cortex This post contains videos

Vita Cortex workers say they will escalate protest

The workers, who have been occupying the company for 135 days say they are disgusted at the rejection of resolution proposals.

# vita-cortex - Friday 20 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex pulls out of LRC mediation process Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex pulls out of LRC mediation process

The board and management of Vita Cortex say they cannot engage with SIPTU as it does not represent all of the workers.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Political football: Ireland midfielder Andy Reid lends support to Vita Cortex workers

“I admire the courage you have all shown,” the Nottingham Forest winger wrote in a letter to the protesting workers.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Labour Court chairman to lead Vita Cortex LRC talks Vita Cortex

Labour Court chairman to lead Vita Cortex LRC talks

The Labour Relations Commission confirms that Kevin Duffy, chairman of the Labour Court, will lead resolution talks.

# vita-cortex - Monday 9 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex workers “hopeful” about LRC meeting Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers “hopeful” about LRC meeting

Company representatives are to meet with the Labour Relations Commission again this week. The coordinator of the Vita Cortex workers’ online campaign spoke to TheJournal.ie about the reaction to the news.

# vita-cortex - Friday 30 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex dispute escalates as workers barricade site Protest

Vita Cortex dispute escalates as workers barricade site

The workers are on the 106th day of their protest at the Cork factory and say they are frustrated with the lack of progress from negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie Katie Taylor to meet Vita Cortex workers The Fight

Katie Taylor to meet Vita Cortex workers

More than 100 days into their protest, the Vita Cortex workers have gained the support of another high profile figure.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 24 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘We have a lot to lose if we fail’ – 100 days of the Vita Cortex sit-in Opinion

Column: ‘We have a lot to lose if we fail’ – 100 days of the Vita Cortex sit-in

It’s exactly a hundred days since the former Vita Cortex workers began their sit-in at the Cork plant. Their support campaign’s co-ordinator explains why their protest will continue…

# vita-cortex - Friday 23 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex workers accept mediation proposals Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers accept mediation proposals

The 32 workers are entering their 100th day of protest.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex workers set for talks at Labour Relations Commission Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers set for talks at Labour Relations Commission

Representatives of the 32 staff – whose sit-in enters its 90th day today – will attend talks at the LRC beginning today.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# vita-cortex - Friday 9 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Talks to begin with Vita Cortex workers Vita Cortex

Talks to begin with Vita Cortex workers

The protesting workers are headed for the Labour Relations Commission next week – but they said management will not be attending.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 1 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU rejects ‘derisory’ offer for Vita Cortex workers Protest

SIPTU rejects ‘derisory’ offer for Vita Cortex workers

The union said that the amount offered in redundancy payments was an insult to the workers who have been occupying the factory since December.

# vita-cortex - Monday 13 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Alex Ferguson lends support to Vita Cortex workers’ strike Vita Cortex

Alex Ferguson lends support to Vita Cortex workers’ strike

The Man Utd manager phoned workers staging a sit-in over redundancy pay to support their efforts.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog Vita Cortex

Investigate the Vita Cortex accounts, TD tells watchdog

Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.

# vita-cortex - Saturday 21 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie ‘No resolution’ after Vita Cortex workers meet with management Vita Cortex

‘No resolution’ after Vita Cortex workers meet with management

Marathon talks between the two sides at the LRC ended last night without any agreement, the striking workers have said.

# vita-cortex - Friday 20 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Noam Chomsky backs Vita Cortex workers Solidarity

Noam Chomsky backs Vita Cortex workers

The renowned scholar and political activist has shown his support for the workers in their fifth week of a sit-in at their former employers in Cork.

# vita-cortex - Friday 13 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie La Senza sit-in ends as KPMG agrees to pay up La Senza

La Senza sit-in ends as KPMG agrees to pay up

The sit-in at the Liffey Valley branch of the lingerie chain ends after five days, with workers told they will get their wages.

# vita-cortex - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie LRC invites parties to talks on Vita Cortex dispute Vita Cortex

LRC invites parties to talks on Vita Cortex dispute

The Labour Relations Commission invites both sides in the Vita Cortex dispute to attend talks on ending a four-week sit-in.

# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie “We’re not going down without a fight” – employees occupy La Senza Sit-In This post contains images

“We’re not going down without a fight” – employees occupy La Senza

25 workers from the lingerie store are holding a sit-in in the Liffey Valley branch of La Senza saying they are owed wages. Trade union officials will meet with the administrators tomorrow to address the employee concerns.

# vita-cortex - Sunday 8 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Union says ex-workers being ‘left in the cold’ by NAMA, banks Vita Cortex

Union says ex-workers being ‘left in the cold’ by NAMA, banks

Lending its support to the Vita Cortex workers, Unite says that NAMA and Irish banks are facilitating the wrongful treatment of former employees.

# vita-cortex - Thursday 5 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: Warnings over mortgage interest relief, Phil Hogan’s website woes, Vita Cortex owner “can’t move money” – and a solution to modern dinner part complaints?

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