It's widely reported in regional titles today that Fórsa and SIPTU members working in Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs will hold a national day of protest, including an action outside the Department of the Taoiseach, next Monday, 6th September. Many of the same titles further report the planned industrial action by school secretaries on 15th September.
As Bernard reminded us on Monday, a few legends checked out of the departure lounge this week. One of them was the great reggae producer/performer Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the man who gave reggae to Bob Marley "as a present." A colourful character who was never shy about his own legendary status, he left us a trove of great music to remember him by, both as performer and producer. The clip below shows him at work in his Black Ark studio with The Heptones. And there's 10 of the best here if you need a groove into your weekend, including Bob Marley's Small Axe, a personal favourite.