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GALWAY AVIVA STAFF UNSURE OF FUTURE

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 19-Oct-2011

Staff at the Galway Aviva branch are still unsure as to how the 950 job cuts announced nationwide will affect them.

Around 200 staff were briefed by management at the centre in Knocknacarra this morning.

It was held to co-incide with staff meetings at the Dublin headquarters and Cork branch.

The insurance company gave a generic statement to its 2000 strong workforce that 950 jobs would be shed from its Irish operations over the next two years.

It means Aviva is to reduce its workforce in Ireland by almost 50 per cent – along with combining Aviva Ireland and Aviva UK to form one region.

The changes will take effect from next March, but the company has stopped short of telling staff where exactly the job cuts will be made, other than saying they hope to achieve as many as possible through voluntary redundancy.

AVIVA Galway workers told Galway Bay fm news the briefing has only left them in ‘limbo’.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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