# vita-cortex - Thursday 18 June, 2015
The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.
# vita-cortex - Thursday 4 April, 2013
During their protest last year, Chomsky send workers messages of support commending them for their “courageous and honourable actions”
# vita-cortex - Tuesday 17 July, 2012
The former workers, who staged a 161 day sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant, are to meet the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
# vita-cortex - Friday 13 July, 2012
The President is also set to meet with the mayor of Poznan next week.
# vita-cortex - Saturday 26 May, 2012
How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?
# vita-cortex - Wednesday 23 May, 2012
Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
Former workers at the foam manufacturing plant in Cork will end their 160-day long sit-in tomorrow at 3pm after they have all received their redundancy payments.
# vita-cortex - Tuesday 22 May, 2012
The former workers at the plant in Cork have begun to receive their redundancy payments and expect to end their sit-in this week.
# vita-cortex - Sunday 6 May, 2012
Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”
The 32 Vita Cortex employees took turns working 8 hour shifts at their former employer until a negotiation was reached. Kevin Curran finds out how they did it.
# vita-cortex - Thursday 3 May, 2012
Good morning! Here’s some things to know before the clock hits 9.
Former workers at the foam manufacturer will remain at the plant in Cork until the money is paid into their accounts but have hailed the resolution to the dispute.
# vita-cortex - Wednesday 2 May, 2012
Enda Kenny said that the agreement reached had brought to an end “a long period of uncertainty” for the workers and their families.
The former employees will soon be on their way home after voting to accept new proposals from management.
# vita-cortex - Saturday 28 April, 2012
Potentially devastating bomb in Newry, legendary artist laid to rest, and good news for Peats…
The workers, who have been occupying the company for 135 days say they are disgusted at the rejection of resolution proposals.
# vita-cortex - Friday 20 April, 2012
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
The board and management of Vita Cortex say they cannot engage with SIPTU as it does not represent all of the workers.
# vita-cortex - Wednesday 18 April, 2012
“I admire the courage you have all shown,” the Nottingham Forest winger wrote in a letter to the protesting workers.
# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 April, 2012
The Labour Relations Commission confirms that Kevin Duffy, chairman of the Labour Court, will lead resolution talks.
# vita-cortex - Monday 9 April, 2012
Company representatives are to meet with the Labour Relations Commission again this week. The coordinator of the Vita Cortex workers’ online campaign spoke to TheJournal.ie about the reaction to the news.
# vita-cortex - Friday 30 March, 2012
The workers are on the 106th day of their protest at the Cork factory and say they are frustrated with the lack of progress from negotiations.
More than 100 days into their protest, the Vita Cortex workers have gained the support of another high profile figure.
# vita-cortex - Saturday 24 March, 2012
Nine things to know this morning…
It’s exactly a hundred days since the former Vita Cortex workers began their sit-in at the Cork plant. Their support campaign’s co-ordinator explains why their protest will continue…
# vita-cortex - Friday 23 March, 2012
The 32 workers are entering their 100th day of protest.
# vita-cortex - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
Representatives of the 32 staff – whose sit-in enters its 90th day today – will attend talks at the LRC beginning today.
# vita-cortex - Friday 9 March, 2012
The protesting workers are headed for the Labour Relations Commission next week – but they said management will not be attending.
# vita-cortex - Thursday 1 March, 2012
The union said that the amount offered in redundancy payments was an insult to the workers who have been occupying the factory since December.
# vita-cortex - Monday 13 February, 2012
The Man Utd manager phoned workers staging a sit-in over redundancy pay to support their efforts.
# vita-cortex - Wednesday 8 February, 2012
Labour TD Ciarán Lynch has asked the Director of Corporate Enforcement to examine the accounts of the firm which says it cannot pay statutory redundancy to its 32 former employees.
# vita-cortex - Saturday 21 January, 2012
Marathon talks between the two sides at the LRC ended last night without any agreement, the striking workers have said.
# vita-cortex - Friday 20 January, 2012
The renowned scholar and political activist has shown his support for the workers in their fifth week of a sit-in at their former employers in Cork.
# vita-cortex - Friday 13 January, 2012
The sit-in at the Liffey Valley branch of the lingerie chain ends after five days, with workers told they will get their wages.
# vita-cortex - Wednesday 11 January, 2012
The Labour Relations Commission invites both sides in the Vita Cortex dispute to attend talks on ending a four-week sit-in.
# vita-cortex - Tuesday 10 January, 2012
25 workers from the lingerie store are holding a sit-in in the Liffey Valley branch of La Senza saying they are owed wages. Trade union officials will meet with the administrators tomorrow to address the employee concerns.
# vita-cortex - Sunday 8 January, 2012
Lending its support to the Vita Cortex workers, Unite says that NAMA and Irish banks are facilitating the wrongful treatment of former employees.