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

LIVE: South Africa into COSAFA final, Lesotho upsets Uganda

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Stephen Mukwala of Uganda dribbles in an earlier COSAFA Cup match. Uganda battled Lesotho for a place in the final.Uganda 0 ( 5) Lesotho 0 (6) ; South Africa 1 Egypt 0Kitwe, Zambia | COSAFA MEDIA | South Africa will take on Lesotho in the final of the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships after their pair claimed tense semifinal victories at the Nkana Stadium on Thursday.South Africa defeated Egypt 1-0 in a feisty affair thanks to a winner from Luvuyo Mkatshana just before halftime, while Lesotho defeated Uganda 6-5 on penalties after the two sides played to a 0-0 draw.Lesotho will play in their third final after previous appearances in 1990 and 2005, but are seeking their first championship win. South Africa are five-time winners and could join Zimbabwe on six with victory in the final.Uganda and Lesotho played to a 0-0 draw in their semifinals, with both sides spurning good chances.Frank Tumwesigye put a good headed chance high and wide, while Mohammad Shaban was denied from close-range. Shaban was returning from suspension and was expected to break the deadlock but luck was not on his side.At the other end, Raboama Koloti shot wildly at the near post after collecting a long pass from Bonang Mohapi.The match went to penalties after both sides scored their first five to take the shoot-out to sudden death, Mujahid Ogama missed for the Ugandans.Tweets about @COSAFAMEDIASouth Africa claimed their victory over Egypt despite playing the final 20 minutes with 10 men following the sending off of Lehlogonolo Matlou for a second bookable offence.  The win was deserved though as the side also missed a number of other good opportunities to score.Kamohelo Sambo missed a golden chance early on when he put his free header wide, before Mkatshana opened the scoring as he collected a cross, controlled expertly and beat Mohamed Sobhy in the Egyptian goal.  Sifundo Sibiya then missed two great chances either side of halftime, on both occasions finding himself one-on-one with Sobhy, but unable to convert.But South Africa were able to hold on and secure the win, having also beaten Egypt 2-1 in their final pool match on Monday. THURSDAY’S RESULTSGroup CSouth Africa 1 (Mkatshana 41’) Egypt 0Uganda 0 Lesotho 0SATURDAY’S FIXTURESThird-Place Play-Off 10h30 (08h30 GMT): Egypt vs Uganda – Nkana StadiumFinal14h00 (12h00 GMT): South Africa vs Lesotho – Nkana Stadiumcenter_img STANDINGSGroup A                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              Pts Uganda                            3            1            2            0            5            3            +2              5Malawi                            3            1            2            0            4            3            +1              5Zambia                            3            1            1            1            2            2            0              4Swaziland                       3            0            1            2            4            7            -3              1Group B                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              PtsSouth Africa                   3            3            0            0            5            1            +4              9Egypt                                3            2            0            1            4            2            +2              6Mozambique                 3            1            0            2            2            2            0              3Mauritius                        3            0            0            3            0            6            -6              0Group C                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              PtsLesotho                           3            1            2            0            2            1            +1              5Zimbabwe                      3            1            2            0            1            0            +1              5Namibia                          3            1            1            1            2            2            0              4Angola                             3            0            1            2            0            2            -2              1TOURNAMENT STATSMatches Played: 20Goals scored: 32Biggest victory: Zambia 0 Uganda 2 (Group A, December 6); South Africa 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 7); Egypt 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 9); Zambia 2 Swaziland 0 (Group A, December 11); Mauritius 0 Mozambique 2 (Group B, December 11)Most goals in a game: 5 – Swaziland 2 Malawi 3 (Group A, December 6)GOALSCORERS3 goals – Luvuyo Mkatshana (South Africa), Muhammad Shaban (Uganda)2 – Abdelrahman Amr (Egypt), Lyle Foster (South Africa), Order Mamba (Swaziland), Francisco Mwepu (Zambia), Patrick Phiri (Malawi), Raboama Koloti (Lesotho), Muzi Tsabedze (Swaziland)1 – Hussein Abdelkader (Egypt), Peter Banda (Malawi), Kamo-Kamo Cumbane (Mozambique), Romario Hawiseb (Namibia), Domingos Junior (Mozambique), Mohamed Karem (Egypt), Francisco Madinga (Malawi), Stephen Mukwala (Uganda), Enzo Mungendje (Namibia), King Nasama (Zimbabwe), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Allan Okello (Uganda)last_img read more