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Bus drivers bring victory story to Chicago

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first_imgTwo leaders of the Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, arrived in Chicago on April 2. Union Trustees Fred Floreal and Frantz “Fanfan” Cadet came to tell over 2,000 union activists attending the Labor Notes conference about their great victory against the Veolia/Transdev transnational corporation.After 26 months of struggle, this union-busting company was forced to reinstate four unjustly fired union leaders. The union won an excellent contract.The brothers received a tremendous response when they spoke to over 100 people at a transit workers meeting during the conference. After the conference, at a meeting hosted by Local 8751, they led a rich discussion about the victory with labor, political and youth activists.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Shannon Group to light up Green in support of Tourism

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first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleFive Munster players nominated for Zurich Players AwardsNext articleScannell and Cronin needing surgery as Munster issue squad update Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessLimerickNewsShannon Group to light up Green in support of TourismBy Meghann Scully – October 8, 2020 152 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Advertisement Email SHANNON Group will light up Shannon Airport, and its Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John’s Castle visitor attractions in green from 7.30pm tomorrow evening (Thursday 8th October).It is doing so in support and solidarity with tourism industry colleagues in the inbound tour operator, events industry, and incentives sectors.who are suffering as a result of the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has ravaged the tourism industry.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Normally the greening of these Shannon Group buildings would be done for St. Patrick’s Day as part of the global greening campaign, but given the unprecedented impact COVID-19 is having on the tourism sector, Shannon Group is taking part in a campaign to shine a light on this vital sector of the tourism economy. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Strabane SDLP Cllr accuses Sinn Fein of indecisiveness over 800 DARD jobs

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first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Strabane SDLP Cllr accuses Sinn Fein of indecisiveness over 800 DARD jobs Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – December 14, 2013 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Google+center_img Previous articleResidents of Sion protest for second time in fortnight against anaerobic digestor proposalsNext articleRoof blown off supermarket in Omagh as strong winds hit Northwest News Highland WhatsApp An SDLP Cllr in Strabane has accused Sinn Fein of indecisiveness over the decision to locate 800 Department of Agriculture jobs to Ballykelly.Strabane District Council is to submit a freedom of information request to see the business case which led to Ballykelly being chosen ahead of Strabane.The proposal was put forward by Strabane SDLP Cllr Patsy Kelly, and it received unanimous agreement, even from the Agriculture Ministers fellow party members from Sinn Fein.SDLP Cllr Patsy Kelly says it seems Sinn Fein have had a sudden change of heart:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/patsy.mp3[/podcast]But Sinn Fein have refuted the claims, and they say they have been consistent in their support to relocate the 800 DARD jobs to Strabane.Cllr Keiran McGuire says his party want the jobs to come to Strabane as much as anyone:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/kerian.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

Nearly 1 in 3 households now in mortgage stress, with high income earners under pressure

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first_imgDigital Finance Analytics principal Martin North.The analysis is based on information from 52,000 household surveys, public data from the RBA, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and APRA, and private data from lenders and aggregators. Households are defined as “stressed” when net income does not cover ongoing costs.It comes as recent analysis of ABS surveys by property research firm CoreLogic found nearly three out of four households are indebted — and the richer you are, the more debt you’re likely to have.“The results are not necessarily what you’d expect with higher income households more likely to be over-indebted than lower income ones,” CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said.According to Digital Finance Analytics, the debt-to-income ratios in severely stressed households were on average eleven times their current annual incomes.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoA survey by HashChing found 92 per cent of mortgage brokers believe interest rates will stay on hold this month.WORST POSTCODES FOR MORTGAGE STRESS IN QLD4350 (Toowoomba region)4670 (Bundaberg region)4740 (Mackay region)4680 (Gladstone region)4870 (Cairns region)4211 (Nerang, Gaven, Carrara, Pacific Pines)4655 (Hervey Bay region)4701 (Rockhampton region)4551 (Caloundra, Currimundi, Dicky Beach)4570 (Gympie region)4207 (Beenleigh, Logan)4300 (Gailes, Goodna, Springfield, Brookwater)4556 (Buderim, Kunda Park, Sippy Downs)4069 (Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore)4053 (Everton Park, Stafford, Mitchelton)4165 (Mount Cotton, Redland Bay, Victoria Point)4305 (Ipswich region)4017 (Bracken Ridge, Brighton, Deagon, Sandgate)4220 (Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Miami)4152 (Camp Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Carindale) .Even households in affluent suburbs are now being impacted by mortgage stress, according to Digital Finance Analytics.Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North said continued pressure from low wage growth and rising living costs meant those households with bigger mortgages were especially under pressure.“A rising number of more affluent households are being impacted as the contagion of mortgage stress continues to spread beyond the traditional mortgage belts,” he said.“Some households are now making larger mortgage repayments following out of cycle interest rate rises, and are simultaneously facing higher power prices, council rates and childcarecosts.“This remains a deadly combination and is touching households across the country, not just in the mortgage belts.” MORTGAGE STRESS .. Couple and baby in dining room with laptopALMOST 50,000 households are at risk of defaulting on their home loans in the next 12 months and nearly a third of homeowners are in mortgage stress, new figures show.The latest mortgage stress and default modelling from Digital Finance Analytics for the month of September reveals more than 905,000 households are estimated to be in mortgage stress — 45,000 more than there were the month prior.And even high income households are feeling the squeeze.The numbers have been crunched ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s October board meeting, with the official cash rate expected to remain unchanged at 1.5 per cent. Housing markets continue to cool Tenants from hell on the rise Swim star buys on the Goldie Of those households, 18,000 are in severe stress, which means they are unable to meet home loan repayments with their current income.In Queensland, the number of households in mortgage stress increased by 21,500 to 168,051 in September, with around 9,100 of those at risk of default.But if interest rates were to rise by just 0.5 per cent, that figure would jump to more than 197,000 households in stress. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The worst affected regions include Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Mackay, Gladstone, Cairns and Hervey Bay.But higher income postcodes incorporating the Brisbane suburbs of Camp Hill, Carina, Brookfield and Fig Tree Pocket are also feeling the pinch.center_img The RBA is expected to hold the central cash rate steady at 1.5 per cent at its October board meeting. Image: AAP/Dean Lewins.last_img read more