first_imgMeetings will be held today for Donegal HSE Home Helps to discuss new recommendations on their contracts of employment.SIPTU will hold the information meetings today at 3.30pm and 8pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.The Labour Court recently recommended the establishment of a new minimum threshold of working hours for Home Helps. Restrictions to the outsourcing of the Home Help service were also recommended. This will be discussed at the meetings today. There are over 500 HSE Home Help workers based in Donegal and the meeting is open to both members and non-members.The new Labour Court ruling came after an intensive protesting and lobbying campaign by SIPTU activists highlighting cuts to the Home Help service.Home Help and local SIPTU Shop Steward Kathleen McGlynn from Finn Valley said: “This Labour Court recommendation will have implications for all Home Help workers. We will have new contracts, better security of hours, and the possibility of a better future for the service. It is up to us now to take this opportunity and I would encourage all of my colleagues throughout the county to attend this meeting.”  DONEGAL HOME HELPS TO DISCUSS EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS IN MEETINGS TODAY was last modified: October 29th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:home helpHSEmeetingSIPTUlast_img read more

Mixeduse development considered for Vancouver block

first_imgA downtown Vancouver block that sold earlier this year could be transformed into a mixed-use development.A pre-application submitted to the city by Gene Bolante of Studio 3 Architecture in Salem, Ore., calls for 96 units spread over a pair of two-story buildings. The proposal includes 43 on-site parking spaces, 24 bicycle parking spaces, balconies on some units and a covered outdoor area.The block, which is bordered by East 16th, 17th, D and C streets and contains six houses, sold for $1.85 million last month to Mark R. Madden Revocable Living Trust of Portland. When the block went up for sale, business owners and residents were both curious and concerned about the block’s future.Craig Roberts of C Roberts Hair Designs said if apartments end up being built, he imagines his salon will leave.“It will probably take some time,” he said.Pre-applications show a developer’s interest in the project, but they have to be reviewed and approved by the city before moving forward.The eight-lot block is zoned city center, which is “designed to provide for a concentrated mix of retail, office, civic and housing uses in downtown Vancouver,” and lies within the Downtown Plan District, according to city documents. A neighboring block is owned by Vancouver Housing Authority and is also slated for development.last_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   From the moment the Arizona Cardinals selected LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, there has been great anticipation for how he will perform on the field.Talented but troubled, the former Heisman Trophy candidate comes to the Cardinals with expectations and baggage, which makes him one of the more intriguing players heading into the season. He’s so intriguing, in fact, that ESPN analyst and former NFL coach Herm Edwards listed Mathieu, in an ESPN Insider piece, as one of five rookies he’s most excited to see take the field. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img It will be very interesting to see how Bruce Arians decides to use this youngster. I love his playmaking ability and he has terrific hands and eyes — two crucial aspects to playing the cornerback position. From what I’ve heard it sounds like they may try him at safety to let him roam a little more and maximize his ability as a playmaker, but I worry about his ability to hold up — and to make tackles consistently. At 5-foot-9, 186 pounds, he isn’t even built like a Bob Sanders, and if they try to get him to put weight on, it could slow him down. If the Cardinals do play him at safety, they’ll probably either keep him high or bring him down into the box to blitz. I see him more as a guy who should play 25-plus plays a game at the nickel spot and help on special teams this season. I think he has a chance to be a good player in this league. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more