Staff at Ivan’s stage sit-in for payment

first_imgNewsLocal 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 Jacques Twitter Facebook City protests over sealing of Mother and Baby home records center_img 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 launchlast_img read more

New Study Confirms PhoneSoap ExpressPro Disinfection Technology Kills 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 Virus

first_imgLocal NewsUS News TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGlobal Home Outdoor Pest Control Devices Market Research 2020-2024 | Industry Planning Structure | TechnavioNext articlePiedmont Lithium Limited: December 2020 Quarterly Report Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest PROVO, UTAH, Jan. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PhoneSoap proudly announces a 99.99% reduction of SARS-CoV-2 with its ExpressPro disinfection technology. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the PhoneSoap ExpressPro, a rapid UV disinfection device for cell phones, tablets, and other hard-to-clean hand-held items, resulted in a 99.99% reduction of SARS-CoV-2 during the 30-second cycle time. PhoneSoap ExpressPro is a rapid UV disinfection device for busy work environments utilizing mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and other hard-to-clean hand-held items. The rapid 30-second, 360-degree  disinfection that is the hallmark of the PhoneSoap brand, makes it an invaluable tool for many industries including healthcare, hospitality, education, and travel. “We’re extremely pleased with the outcome of this third-party SARS-CoV-2 study and recognize how critical it is to break the chain of infection,” stated Wesley LaPorte, Co-Founder and CEO of PhoneSoap. “Whatever your hands touch, your hand-held devices collect and that includes  this deadly virus which is known to survive for extended periods of time on common surfaces. We refer to these mobile devices as the third hand you never wash, but PhoneSoap’s ExpressPro provides an easy and fast way to disinfect them and help stop the spread of infection.” Dan Barnes, PhoneSoap Co-founder and President, expressed “Dramatic reductions in infection-causing microorganisms such as the 99.99% with the SARS-Co-V-2 virus along with a 99.999% reduction of MRSA and 99.9% of C. difficile, allow our healthcare, retail and other customers to mitigate the risk of transmission in their respective businesses. We’re proud that we are continuing in our mission of making the world a healthier place.” Learn more about PhoneSoap ExpressPro at: ABOUT PHONESOAP: PhoneSoap was invented by cousins Dan Barnes and Wes LaPorte after they watched a TV report that claimed cell phones were contaminated by fecal matter. They conducted their own tests, their results proved that the average phone is 18 times dirtier than a public bathroom. After appearing on season six of Shark Tank in 2015 and making a deal with QVC’s Lori Greiner, PhoneSoap took off. In addition to ExpressPro, the company has since developed new versions of its classic PhoneSoap, including Wireless and HomeSoap versions. PhoneSoap’s focus continues to be making the world a healthier place. Learn more at: *PHOTO link for media: *Caption: Motion-activated door and touchless operation to eliminate cross-transmission. MEDIA ONLY CONTACTS Kelli Sprunt Marketing Manager [email protected] Denise Graham [email protected] (202)294-6314 NEWS SOURCE: PhoneSoap This press release was issued on behalf of the news source (PhoneSoap) who is solely responsibile for its accuracy, by Send2Press® Newswire. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed. Story ID: 67904 APDF-R8.2 © 2021 Send2Press®, a press release and e-marketing service of NEOTROPE®, Calif., USA. To view the original version, visit: Disclaimer: This press release content was not created by the Associated Press (AP). Twitter WhatsApp New Study Confirms PhoneSoap ExpressPro Disinfection Technology Kills 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 Viruslast_img read more

Wife of Jamaican PM slated to deliver keynote address at SFLA…

first_imgJuliet Holness, wife of Jamaica’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, and a member of the Jamaican parliament, has been invited and accepted the invitation of the Female Development World Organization (FDWO) to be the keynote speaker at the second annual Protect the Children Gala on April 29.FDWO formerly known as Jamaica International Female Football Development (JIFFD) in Association with Kiwanis Club of Lauderhill will host youth and children advocates, community, business, faith leaders and dignitaries at the gala to held at the Hyatt Regency, Fort Lauderdale.Mrs. Holness is one of the country’s leaders currently tackling the issue of child sexual abuse in Jamaica and across the Diaspora. She has been married for almost twenty years to Prime Minister Holness   with whom she has worked tirelessly to raise their two sons – Adam and Matthew.  She is also a well-known community servant and leader who made political headlines in Jamaica, with stunning upsets on her journey to Parliament.  Among the issues which constantly occupy her mind, in addition to the welfare of her family, are matters concerning community development, gender equality, child abuse and disenfranchised youth.A trained accountant and real estate developer, Mrs. Holness holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of the West Indies.“We are grateful to the Jamaican government for supporting the prevention and eradication of child sexual abuse,” said Wayne Messam, Mayor, City of Miramar “Mrs. Holness is a vibrant champion of the people and we look forward to having her illuminate the issues, facilitate solutions and help us mobilize for positive outcomes for Jamaicans at home and those across our Diaspora.”Business, community, faith and cultural leaders are invited to support this important event, designed to inspire activities and funds to support organizations in South Florida and Jamaica working with the survivors of child sexual abuse.Lavern Deer one of the principal founders of FDWO and an organizer of the gala said “guests to the gala will enjoy an evening of networking, learning and giving; culminated by words for mobilization from the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Jamaica.”last_img read more