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From TheJournal.ie ‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’ Childcare Voices

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase Essential Workers

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase

A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic Cutbacks

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Living conditions of migrant workers at meat plants 'should be considered before criticism' Covid19

Living conditions of migrant workers at meat plants 'should be considered before criticism'

The Chief Medical Officer has said health officials are also looking at transmission risks for these employees outside of work.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some took it seriously, some didn't': Covid-19 cases in meat plants labelled 'gravely serious' Meat Processing

'Some took it seriously, some didn't': Covid-19 cases in meat plants labelled 'gravely serious'

The Dáil heard yesterday that up to 600 cases had been confirmed in meat plants.

From TheJournal.ie Student radiographers will be offered three-month paid contract from 18 May Radiography

Student radiographers will be offered three-month paid contract from 18 May

The students had been calling on Simon Harris to pay them for their work during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased Protection

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased

Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.

From TheJournal.ie Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy Revenue

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy

Fianna Fáil has called on the government to issue “clear and simple guidance” on this issue.

From TheJournal.ie Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them Health Minister

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them

Siptu’s Kevin Figgis says that “many” of these student radiographers are replacing existing staff who have to self-isolate.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way' Essential Staff

Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way'

Ian Morely says that Cork University Hospital has an “eerie” atmosphere at the moment: “Everybody is nervous.”

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of healthcare workers to strike today in dispute over pay restoration Section 39

Hundreds of healthcare workers to strike today in dispute over pay restoration

Siptu members employed by Section 39 organisations are taking strike action across the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge Climate Change

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge

Trade unions said that there was a “fear and anxiety” among workers that good quality replacement jobs wouldn’t be provided.

From TheJournal.ie State pension: Taoiseach says 65-year-olds will still have to sign on under Fine Gael's new plan When I'm 65

State pension: Taoiseach says 65-year-olds will still have to sign on under Fine Gael's new plan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed to reporters today that the transitional pension would only apply to 66-year-olds.

From TheJournal.ie Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross Financial Woes

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross

Representatives from the union met with the Minister for Sport today.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period SIPTU

Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period

One paramedic said crews could be on the road for four to eight more hours after a ‘hectic’ 12-hour shift.

From The42 Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

From TheJournal.ie Siptu and Unite members in Virgin Media vote to take industrial action Redundancy

Siptu and Unite members in Virgin Media vote to take industrial action

Virgin Media said it has not received any notification from the unions.

From TheJournal.ie Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement Better Pay

Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement

Up to 35 staff members at the company voted to go on strike in September.

From TheJournal.ie Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work SIPTU

Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work

The issue went to the Labour Court after a resolution couldn’t be reached at the WRC.

From TheJournal.ie Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action Virgin Media

Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action

It was reported in recent weeks that the company may cut up to 65 jobs in the next month.

From TheJournal.ie 150 workers 'temporarily' laid off at Swords pharma plant from today SK Biotek

150 workers 'temporarily' laid off at Swords pharma plant from today

The issue was raised in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC Speed Cameras

Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC

The dispute centres on pay, working conditions and union recognition.

From TheJournal.ie Speed camera operators plan further strike action after rejecting pay proposals GoSafe

Speed camera operators plan further strike action after rejecting pay proposals

Trade union Siptu said its members employed by GoSafe are planning further industrial action on 7 November.

From TheJournal.ie Disruption to be 'minimised' ahead of GoSafe strike this weekend Speed Cameras

Disruption to be 'minimised' ahead of GoSafe strike this weekend

The strike by some GoSafe workers will begin tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend Work Stoppage

GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend

The work stoppage centres around a dispute over working conditions and union recognition.

From TheJournal.ie Remaining beef protest blockades 'have caused long-term damage' to the industry, industry body says Tipperary

Remaining beef protest blockades 'have caused long-term damage' to the industry, industry body says

Over 350 staff were temporarily laid off earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

From TheJournal.ie Speed camera operators vote to go on strike Go Safe

Speed camera operators vote to go on strike

Trade union Siptu said members employed by GoSafe overwhelmingly backed striking today.

From TheJournal.ie High Court issues injunction against beef farmers protesting factories Beef Protests

High Court issues injunction against beef farmers protesting factories

Liffey Meats is the fifth beef processing plant owner to obtain an injunction against protestors.

From TheJournal.ie Call for immediate action to prevent further deaths after worker dies in Dublin's North Docks Workplace Accident

Call for immediate action to prevent further deaths after worker dies in Dublin's North Docks

Seven workers have died at ports and docks around Ireland in the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening Overtime Ban

Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening

The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.

FAI staff go public to pile further pressure on President Donal Conway

Trade union SIPTU have called his comment refusing to rule out job losses at the Association ‘unacceptable.’

From TheJournal.ie More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon Industrial Action

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court Hospitals

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

From TheJournal.ie Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned Industrial Dispute

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the healthcare support workers' strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the healthcare support workers' strike?

10,000 healthcare support workers are beginning a 24-hour strike today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will' Healthcare

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're the people behind the scenes never taken into account': Healthcare workers on why they're prepared to strike Industrial Action

'We're the people behind the scenes never taken into account': Healthcare workers on why they're prepared to strike

A strike to be held today was called off yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Tomorrow's strike by HSE support staff has been deferred to allow for WRC talks Emergency Talks

Tomorrow's strike by HSE support staff has been deferred to allow for WRC talks

The strike has been deferred pending the outcome of emergency talks.

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