NewsLocal NewsStaff at Ivan’s stage sit-in for paymentBy Alan Jacques – January 23, 2014 773 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin Email Previous articleLimerick schools accused of unfair admission policyNext articleAviation course takes off at LIT Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook City protests over sealing of Mother and Baby home records Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp STAFF at one of Limerick’s best known convenience stores staged a sit-in protest this Wednesday after they were left without pay following the closure of the business earlier in the week.Thirty workers are demonstrating at Ivan’s on the Ennis Road in Caherdavin to secure money owed to them, including holiday and redundancy pay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Staff members told the Limerick Post that pay cheques issued last week had bounced and that their protest would continue until they receive their full entitlements including wages, P45s and a letter from their former employer to process social welfare payments.Mary Sheehan who has worked at Ivan’s for the past nine years said the latest development was a “big blow” for all staff members.“We got a text on Sunday afternoon to be at the store at 8 pm for a meeting. We then got five minutes notice that the store was closing. This is just not acceptable,” said the 61-year-old who worked on the Deli counter.“The management knew they were closing weeks ago and they should have told us long before now. They allowed us take orders for cakes at the weekend knowing we were going to be closed. I feel terrible for all the customers who ordered cakes,” the Kileely woman remarked.“I have worked since I was 12-years-old and I had to go to the dole office this week for the first time in my life. I didn’t know where to go and didn’t have the proper forms or anything. I was in tears before I got to the counter.“We will not be moved from here until we get our wages and everything else we are owed. I feel so mad,” she said.When approached by press outside the store on Wednesday, one member of management said “I don’t need the opportunity to comment on anything”.Secretary of the Trades Council, Frank McDonald, who was at the store to support the action, said he believes the 30 staff members are “completely justified” in their protest and that management are “totally ignoring employment legislation”.A letter issued to staff from Cappagrennan Limited, trading as Ivan’s, stated that the directors are currently considering the options available to the company.“In the event that any or all of the employees are made redundant, we have been advised that those employees will receive their full salary entitlements to include any/all arrears of pay and full statutory redundancy”, the letter added. TAGSCaherdavinivansMusic Limerickprotest #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch
Tony Pulis enjoyed a second home victory inside a week as his Crystal Palace side recorded a fully deserved win over Cardiff at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Press Association Adrian Mariappa replaced Dean Moxey at the back for Pulis’ side as the latter limped off injured but it was the hosts who continued to attack. If the physicality of Jerome through the centre was causing the Bluebirds trouble, it was the sheer pace of Puncheon on the right which was adding to their problems. The Southampton loanee had set up the opening goal and cut inside once more before lashing his shot wide of the target as Palace looked to double their lead. Danny Gabbidon tripped Jordon Mutch right on the edge of the Palace penalty area as half-time approached but Peter Whittingham’s free-kick was headed clear by Damien Delaney as the Eagles continued to stand firm and reached half-time unbeaten. Puncheon cut inside once more early in the second half but his effort was scuffed wide. The Southampton winger’s drifting had Cardiff chasing shadows at time and Mutch brought him down eight minutes into the second half as he popped up on the left. The resulting free-kick was headed across goal by Chamakh but Jerome could not turn it home as he would have been flagged offside. As Cardiff pushed forward looking to make more happen in the Palace half they left themselves susceptible to the hosts on the counter-attack. Only a smart, low save from Marshall prevented Jerome flashing in a second from the edge of the box just before Chamakh doubled the Eagles’ lead with his third goal of the season. Bannan’s cross towards Jerome was bravely headed clear by Turner but it only dropped to Chamakh, who keep his composure to fire the home side into a two-goal lead. Jerome proved to be Cardiff’s tormentor well into the second half and saw another effort deflected behind for a corner after wriggling free inside the box. The resulting corner almost led to the third Palace goal as Jerome diverted a header goalwards with Marshall able to collect his latest effort at the second attempt, only just preventing the ball crossing the line. Palace were a constant menace from set-pieces and Delaney was the next to win a header from a corner but he could not keep the effort down. With just under 10 minutes to go Jerome was guilty of putting a decent chance wide of Marshall’s goal as he continued to elude Cardiff’s backline. The hosts saw the game out on the front foot, with Turner almost directing a Puncheon cross past his own goalkeeper, with the win meaning only an inferior goal difference is keeping the Eagles in the relegation zone. The former Stoke boss took charge at Palace a little over two weeks ago and, following a narrow loss at Norwich, the Welshman has now guided the Eagles to back-to-back home wins as Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh got on the scoresheet to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory. Glenn Murray scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win for Palace when these two sides met in south London in the Sky Bet Championship last season, but with their talisman still recovering from a long-term injury, it was two of their summer recruits who sealed another vital victory which moves them to within a point of the 16th-placed Bluebirds. Much was made of Jerome’s relationship with Pulis during their time together at Stoke but the striker, on a season-long loan from the Britannia Stadium, opened the scoring with his first Palace goal as he headed home after six minutes before going on to be a constant thorn in the side of his former club. The hosts dominated for large spells and deservedly doubled their lead as Chamakh finished coolly just before the hour mark, with Pulis’ side going on to create the better of the chances after doubling their advantage without adding to their two goals. Cardiff started well and Fraizer Campbell wasted a golden opportunity to put them ahead inside the opening two minutes. He was picked out when free in the box by Don Cowie’s cross but his downward header was pushed over by Julian Speroni. Jerome’s strength seemed to cause problems for the visiting defence from the start but he could not get away in time to get a shot in on goal after the ball fell kindly to him following a crunching Ben Turner challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi. The Stoke loanee did not have to wait long to open his Palace account, however, as his ability to hold the ball up played a big part once again. Jerome showed good strength to hold off Turner and Steven Caulker before finding space and heading home Jason Puncheon’s cross from close range. Dikgacoi’s through ball set Jerome away once more at the midway point of the first half, with the 27-year-old this time looking to turn provider and seeing his cross cleared behind for a corner.