Jim Larkin – On topic article

” A fair days work for a fair day’s pay” is a quote that was first used by Jim Larkin, a trade Unionist. Larkin was born in 1876 in Liverpool. Even though he had very little education, that did not stop him from leaving his mark on history.

 

Larkin picked up work doing whatever he could before getting a job at the Liverpool docks as the foreman. He advocated for fair working conditions for all. He became a member of the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL), and in 1950, he became a full-time trade organizer.

 

In order to achieve his objective of all workers being treated equally, he would plan strikes. However, the NUDL did not approve of his militant strike methods, so they transferred Larkin to Dublin. However, that did not stop him. While in Dublin, he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. The objective of the union was to combine skilled and unskilled workers in order to create a single organization. He later formed the Irish Labour Party. He organized the famous strike of 1913 where workers were on strike for seven months and finally received the right to fair work.

 

At the beginning of World War I, Larkin planned anti-war demonstrations. He also went on a lecture tour to the United States. While in the United States, he tried to raise money to fight the British. He became an active member of the Socialist Party. He was convicted of criminal anarchy, and after he was pardoned three years later, he was deported back to Ireland.

 

Upon his return to Ireland, he formed the Workers’ Union of Ireland. In 1945, Larkin joined the Irish Labour Party. He continued to fight for the rights of workers until his death in 1947.

Securus Technology Successfully Completes their Drone Detection Pilot Program.

While drones have been frequently used in the world of photography, there have been reports of them being used in the delivery of unlawful contraband to prisons. According to correctional officials, drones are being used to deliver drugs, weapons, pornography, and even cell phones to prisoners. For this reason, has been working on a pilot project meant to detect and deter drones from having their way to correctional facilities.

Recently, Securus announced of having successfully completed the pilot program and they are going to continue perfecting this emerging technology to ensure any prevailing weakness is dealt with. In the drone detection project, Securus has been working with several technology partners in the development, installation, and implementation of this technology.

Drone detection is using an infrastructure similar to that of the Wireless Containment Solution being used by Securus to detect contraband cellphones in prisons.

The use of drones to deliver illegal products to inmates is a great threat to public safety and that of corrections officers and also fellow inmates. Technologies such as the Securus’ drone detection technology are necessary to enhance security.

Securus Wins Stevia Awards.

Securus Technology, a public safety, investigation and corrections services provider, has been working tirelessly through investigation and invention of new technologies required to control increased crime rates. Recently, the company has named the best Sales and Customer Service company in the 2018 Stevia Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Securus has won the Gold Stevia.

Securus’ Operation’s Senior Vice President, Danny de Hoyos said he and the entire team were truly delighted and proud of their customer service team. He further said that 2017 was indeed their best year in Customer Resolution, Net Promoters Scores, and First Call Resolution and the award was a confirmation of the same. He was grateful to their Corporate Escalations team which ensured that they gave the best services to their customers and also that the different groups worked in harmony.