Trade Union Institute looks at impact of COVID 19 on the Economy

The Nevin Trade Union Institute which is supported by The Irish Congress of Trade Unions(ICTU) of which The Guinness Staff Union ( GSU) is an affiliate, publishes economic analysis from a Trade Union perspective and gives advice to Trade Unions on a wider range of Economic issues like , Pay and Taxation Policy as well as Housing and Health Care.

The Nevin institutes Dr Tom McDonnell wrote an article that was published on the 31st March which we believe should be of interest to all Trade Union Members and the wider public . Tom has assisted the Private Sector Committee of the ICTU ( Which the GSU is a member of)over many years in relation to Pay and Pensions among other matters.

This article outlines the short and medium terms economic challenges from COVID 19  as well as offering  solutions to offset a return to recession and austerity

Please click below to read this very interesting article.

NEVIN INSTITUTE COVID 19

COVID 19

The Guinness Staff Union Continues to operate as normally as we can while fully conforming to the COVID 19 restrictions currently in operation.

Members can continue to contact the Union through the normal email contacts .

The HSE has produced a booklet that is available on WWW.HSE.IE   It covers the latest advice that the Government is giving on the disease and how the public should behave during this EMERGENCY.

Also click on the link below to see the HSE COVID 19 symptoms poster .

In the meantime we wish all of our members active and retired good health and stay safe and well by observing the advice issued by the Government and the HSE .

Reliable information is also available on the Coronavirus COVID 19 at www.rte.ie.

The Irish Congress Of Trade Unions ( ICTU) has also been very active on behalf of all Workers in relation to lobbying for the introduction of The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme  which is keeping Hundreds of Thousands of Irish Workers connected with their Companies during the Emergency . The aim of this subsidy is that thousands of Workers can return to their employments when the restrictions are eventually lifted and the economy can begin to recover.

Congress also advise of the Following:

A new dedicated helpline for Workers who are renting and who have been impacted by COVID 19 has been set up by Threshold.

The Service will provide tailored advice for any worker worried about being able to pay the rent during the current crisis.

This advice is available through the following:

Freephone- 1800778899   Email- covid19@threshold.ie Service available Monday- Friday 9am-5pm ( For a 2 month period)

Note- This information may not be needed by you but it might be useful to a colleague or friend.

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