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Wage Theft in Ireland (Part 2)

Michelle O'Sullivan 04/11/2022

A Progressive Economy blog earlier this year (14th April) highlighted the growing concern internationally with the phenomenon of wage theft, referring to situations where workers are not paid for work performed. Wage theft received some prominence here in recent years in union campaigns about tipping practices in hospitality. Other countries such …



The Inequality of Unemployment

Nora Hassan 17/07/2019

  Ireland was among the European countries hit hardest by the financial crisis with unemployment soaring to 15 per cent. In the years following the …

Digital platforms

Rory O'Farrell 03/05/2019

In the mid-2010s, British researchers surveyed the number of digital platform workers (such as workers using Uber, Deliveroo, or Amazon Turk) by …

Multinationals and Cheap Labour: Myths and Facts

Proinnsias Breathnach 22/01/2010

Proinnsias Breathnach: The extraordinarily blinkered and simplistic preoccupation of Irish economists with labour costs was once again in evidence in …

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