Rising to the Occasion? Trade Union Revitalisation and Migrant Workers in Ireland



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APPENDICES

Appendix A: List of interviewees


Appendix B: List of themes and codes and categories
Appendix C: Union Survey
APPENDIX A: LIST OF INTERVIEWEES AND SCHEDULE

ORGANISATION & POSITION DATE LOCATION
ICTU

  1. David Begg, General Secretary 8/6/2012 Dublin

  2. ICTU Officer 3/9/2011; 5/8/2012 Dublin


SIPTU

  1. Jack O’Connor, General President 3/6/2012 Dublin

  2. SIPTU Senior Organiser 1 9/5/2012 Dublin

  3. SIPTU Senior Organiser 2 23/5/2012 Dublin

  4. SIPTU Industrial Organiser 1 22/4/2013 Meath

  5. SIPTU Industrial Organiser 2 29/4/2013 Cavan

  6. SIPTU Shop Steward 29/4/2013 Cavan

  7. SIPTU Specialist Organiser 16/11/2011; Brussels;

5/10/2103 Dublin

MANDATE

  1. Mandate Senior Organiser 21/2/2013 Dublin

  2. Mandate Official 1 23/4/2013 Fingal

  3. Mandate Official 2 26/4/2013 Limerick

  4. Mandate Lead Organiser 5/4/2013 Dublin


INMO

  1. Liam Doran, General Secretary 26/5/2012 Dublin

  2. INMO Officer 22/8/2013 Dublin


BATU

  1. Brendan O’Sullivan, General Secretary 27/3/2013 Dublin


MRCI

  1. Siobhan O’Dohoghue, Director 18/5/2011; 3/3/2012 Dublin

  2. MRCI Officer 1 5/2/2012 Dublin

  3. MRCI Officer 2 15/7/2013 Dublin


CWU

  1. CWU Officer 1/8/2012 Dublin

  2. CWU Official 1/8/2012 Dublin


UNITE

  1. Unite Officer 27/2/2013 Dublin


Former SIPTU/ Key Informants

  1. Former SIPTU Regional Secretary 7/8/2011; 3/4/2013 Dublin;

Dublin

  1. Former SIPTU National Organiser 15/4/2013 Dublin

  2. Former SIPTU Nat. Exec. Member 14/6/2013 Navan


ETUC

  1. John Monks, General Secretary 27/4/2012 Brussels


PICUM

  1. Michelle Levoy, Director 6/5/2012 Brussels

(telephone)

UCD

UCD Academic 8/10/2013 Dublin









APPENDIX B: INTERVIEWS - CODES & THEMES


















































Macro Issues



















1

trade union response to migration













38

nature of trade unionism pre-migration













50

Future of labour migration













































Organisation



















9

Organisational model & approach













10

SEIU model of organisation
















11

organising campaigns
















5

trade union renewal



















4

trade union structures
















8

migrants as a new union constituency













24

co-operation and collaboration
















51

ethical trading



















41

research





















































Corporatism and Legislation
















22

legislation & NERA



















23

Social partnership



















20

labour market regulation
















14

collective bargaining



















12

Planning for migration
















2

Consultation on opening of labour market












































Approaches to migrant organisation













52

Migrant-organisers



















15

Equality vs special measures (inc. integration)










32

interpretation & translation of materials













37

migrant worker representation in trade union structures










3

recruitment & membership
















34

level of resources on migrant workers













28

services to non-union members
















40

role of individual activists
















45

shopfloor/branch response
















49

EU & non-EU workers
















43

record keeping



















35

barriers to recruitment
















36

migrant resistance to unionisation















































Sectoral organising
















46

domestic workers & home helps
















47

mushroom workers



















48

organisation of nurses
















































Major issues of migration
















6

positive aspects of migration
















7

negative aspects of migration
















27

dealing with undocumented workers













29

displacement



















31

language issues and training
















21

discrimination



















16

exploitation



















39

racism & xenophobia



















18

impact of labour migration on pay and conditions










42

inter- racial tensions & labour force segregation










30

growth in non-compliance since recession













44

seasonal work



















17

Gama and Irish Ferries
















26

Agency workers, recruitment agencies



















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































APPENDIX C: Survey Questionnaire


  1. General Information

This survey is being conducted as part of a doctoral research study into migrant workers and the trade union movement, supported by ICTU. The outcomes of the study will be fed back to ICTU and to you, the affiliated unions, with a view to contributing to policy development, recruitment and service in this area.


The survey is four pages long and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Your support in completing it would be enormously appreciated.
For the purposes of the research I use the UN definition of the term 'migrant worker' as refering to a person who is engaged or has been engaged in a remunerated activity in a State of which he or she is not a national.


    1. Name of trade union




    1. Person responsible within your union for issues relating to migrant workers





























Name:
Title:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City/Town
Email Address:
Phone Numb

  1. Recruitment and Membership




  1. To what extent does your union hold information on migrant worker membership?





  • Holds substantial information








  • Holds some information















  • Opposed in principle to collecting this information








  • Don’t Know








  • Practical difficulties in collecting this information (please give details)




  1. What is the total membership of your union?




  1. What proportion of your union's membership is made up of migrants?

%
1% ­ 5%


6% ­ 10%
11% ­ 15%
16% ­ 20%
more than 20%
None
Don't know


  1. What is the proportion (approx) of migrant workers in the sectors your union represent?



1­5%



6­10%



11­15%



16­20%



Don't know




  1. How has the current economic recession impacted on union membership?




Increased

Decreased

No change

Don't know

Overall union membership













Migrant worker membership













comment
















  1. Has the recession impacted on your union's policies in relation to migrant workers?



Yes




No


Don't know



If yes, please give details





  1. How, if at all, has the recession impacted on your union's approach to recruitment? (Please tick all relevant boxes)



Developed new strategies




New focus on organisation




Targetted specific groups of workers (eg migrants, young people)




Targetted specific sectors




No change in approach




Other (please give details)





  1. Does your union have a strategy in place to increase the proportion of migrant workers through any of the following methods? (Please tick all relevant boxes)



Publishing leaflets and brochures in languages other than English




Targeted recruitment campaigns




Employment of staff with special responsibility for migrant worker recruitment and membership




Campaigns on migrant issues




Developing links with NGOs or community organisations who work with migrants/ethnic minorities




None of the above




Other (please give details)





  1. Do you see any of the following as causing
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