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Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
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Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting

Sep 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 33,970 Views 29 Comments

“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers
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School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers

Sep 1st 2021, 12:02 PM 13,053 Views 10 Comments

Fórsa has said that civil servants have claimed the Tánaiste’s commitment to standard pay does not change WRC talks.

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
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Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up

Aug 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,306 Views 12 Comments

The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit
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Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:42 PM 27,604 Views 27 Comments

The unit was launched in June but unions say it was introduced without consultation.

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
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Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD

Jun 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 10,542 Views 14 Comments

The Short Term Work Support benefit is coming to a close for many in receipt of it, which will affect workers in industries impacted by Covid-19, particularly aviation.

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing
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Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:02 PM 15,464 Views 46 Comments

The drug testing regime was launched yesterday and is ‘mandatory’ for all garda members.

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
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'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Apr 9th 2021, 2:23 PM 13,014 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
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SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 5th 2021, 2:39 PM 24,701 Views 39 Comments

A union representative said many risk passing Covid-19 on to vulnerable students.

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
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Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 10:26 PM 51,925 Views 225 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
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Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,379 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

Public service employers flouting health rules on workplace attendance, claims Fórsa
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Public service employers flouting health rules on workplace attendance, claims Fórsa

Jan 12th 2021, 5:20 PM 45,144 Views 42 Comments

The union said there are many more public servants being ordered into the workplace now than last March.

Poll: Would you support a four-day work week?
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Poll: Would you support a four-day work week?

Nov 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 41,129 Views 63 Comments

Fórsa has called for pilot projects in public and private sector organisations to explore the feasibility of introducing a four-day week in Ireland.

'Government is seen as the vanguard': Trade union calls for four-day work week pilots
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'Government is seen as the vanguard': Trade union calls for four-day work week pilots

Nov 19th 2020, 10:45 PM 20,469 Views 31 Comments

Fórsa says that the pandemic has changed people’s view of a four-day week from “radical” to “feasible”.

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC
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School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

Oct 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 19,970 Views 9 Comments

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November
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School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November

Oct 7th 2020, 2:26 PM 25,100 Views 23 Comments

The move was announced by trade union Fórsa, which represents more than 1,000 school secretaries.

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
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Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 15,997 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union
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Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 24,299 Views 29 Comments

Fórsa was critical of the Department of Education in a submission to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee.

Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions
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Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions

Jun 22nd 2020, 5:36 PM 35,546 Views 41 Comments

Trade union Fórsa criticised the approach taken by Aer Lingus.

Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off
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Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off

May 27th 2020, 7:16 PM 27,014 Views 37 Comments

Staff at Dublin and Cork airports face further pay and roster cuts.

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse
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Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse

May 14th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,060 Views 14 Comments

The government announced that a childcare scheme for healthcare workers had to be scrapped.

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan
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Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan

Updated May 6th 2020, 10:10 PM 40,187 Views 61 Comments

Trade union Fórsa has requested more information on what the plan entails.

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks
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School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks

Jan 21st 2020, 7:45 AM 7,166 Views 44 Comments

Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action
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School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action

Dec 9th 2019, 4:53 PM 11,399 Views 30 Comments

The one-day strike in January will be followed by a work-to-rule from the secretaries, trade union Fórsa said.

Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action
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Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action

Oct 18th 2019, 5:49 PM 8,354 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair brought proceedings against the union over a planned 48-hour strike last August.

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning
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Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Sep 20th 2019, 10:34 AM 10,768 Views 10 Comments

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions
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School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions

Sep 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,044 Views 15 Comments

Most school secretaries are not paid by the Department of Education directly.

Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon
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Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon

Aug 20th 2019, 9:20 AM 13,308 Views 0 Comments

A 48 hour strike is planned from 12am on Thursday morning.

Trade union Forsa contests Ryanair's bid to stop planned strike action
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Trade union Forsa contests Ryanair's bid to stop planned strike action

Aug 19th 2019, 8:28 PM 10,621 Views 0 Comments

Forsa claims that the airline’s response to its detailed pay proposals “was curt and dismissive”.

High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike
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High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike

Aug 19th 2019, 7:35 AM 15,345 Views 22 Comments

Their trade union served notice last week of plans for 48 hours of strike action from midnight on 22 August.

Ryanair seeks injunction from High Court to prevent pilot strike from going ahead
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Ryanair seeks injunction from High Court to prevent pilot strike from going ahead

Updated Aug 16th 2019, 3:35 PM 23,070 Views 58 Comments

Pilots are due to strike for 48 hours from 22 August.

Trade union Fórsa agrees to attend mediation talks over Ryanair pilots' dispute
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Trade union Fórsa agrees to attend mediation talks over Ryanair pilots' dispute

Aug 13th 2019, 5:17 PM 9,687 Views 10 Comments

Ryanair pilots in Ireland voted in favour of industrial action last Friday.

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?
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It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?

Jun 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,958 Views 41 Comments

Proponents say there are a wide range of benefits to the idea – but not everyone is convinced.

Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks
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Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks

Jan 24th 2019, 6:26 PM 6,677 Views 8 Comments

The pilots had planned to take action as a result of a dispute on rostering issues.

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?
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Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:01 AM 12,621 Views 7 Comments

From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?
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Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

Jan 20th 2019, 9:30 AM 33,146 Views 21 Comments

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay
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'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay

Jan 17th 2019, 5:10 PM 19,260 Views 21 Comments

Kathleen O’Doherty from Donegal has written to eight Education Ministers about school secretaries’ pay.

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article
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Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article

Dec 7th 2018, 1:02 PM 33,050 Views 31 Comments

Stephen Kavanagh met with staff and union representatives yesterday evening.

'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth'
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'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth'

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 23,013 Views 23 Comments

Fewer working hours could benefit both individuals and the economy, Kevin Callinan writes.

Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time
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Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time

Aug 30th 2018, 8:13 AM 10,816 Views 43 Comments

Fórsa said it’s looking forward to “securing improvements in terms and conditions” for employees.

Union says agreement reached between Ryanair and pilots
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Union says agreement reached between Ryanair and pilots

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:03 AM 16,599 Views 14 Comments

It came after a 22-hour negotiating session that concluded this morning, Fórsa said.

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