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INTO calls on government to delay reopening of schools until 11 January at earliest
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INTO calls on government to delay reopening of schools until 11 January at earliest

Dec 30th 2020, 7:36 AM 29,748 Views 77 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the “rapid” and “exponential” growth in Covid-19 infections.

'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 20,457 Views 31 Comments

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

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 15,991 Views 21 Comments

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

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation
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Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

May 21st 2020, 1:01 PM 12,462 Views 12 Comments

The agreement between the Trade Union Federation and the CIF was signed today.

'These workers deserve respect': Debenhams staff stage protests outside 11 stores across country
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'These workers deserve respect': Debenhams staff stage protests outside 11 stores across country

May 15th 2020, 1:44 PM 13,568 Views 14 Comments

The closure of the Irish branches of Debenhams saw the loss of 2,000 jobs.

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

May 1st 2020, 1:02 PM 12,033 Views 6 Comments

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

Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites
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Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites

Mar 24th 2020, 11:14 AM 59,094 Views 60 Comments

It comes after criticism that the construction industry is not responding quickly enough to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.

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

Feb 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,784 Views 15 Comments

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

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'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today

Feb 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 29,364 Views 203 Comments

Over 90% of the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 19,000 members voted in favour of taking industrial action today.

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:17 PM 67,356 Views 208 Comments

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

Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement
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Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement

Nov 29th 2019, 9:55 PM 11,599 Views 31 Comments

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

Four out of five people who experience sexual harassment at work don't report it
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Four out of five people who experience sexual harassment at work don't report it

Nov 25th 2019, 8:01 AM 8,488 Views 10 Comments

The Christmas party has long been identified as the most common off-site location of workplace sexual harassment, the survey said.

Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys
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Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys

Nov 8th 2019, 7:39 AM 24,994 Views 13 Comments

However, 2.25% falls short of the 3.4% increase that the Mandate union was seeking on behalf of its members.

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 8,351 Views 0 Comments

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

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week
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'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week

Sep 26th 2019, 2:29 PM 36,088 Views 45 Comments

A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action
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Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

Feb 6th 2019, 8:48 PM 9,519 Views 22 Comments

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

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 12,596 Views 7 Comments

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

'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 19,255 Views 21 Comments

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

'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 23,009 Views 23 Comments

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

'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages
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'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages

Nov 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 22,790 Views 41 Comments

The union has disputed the claim of a 65% increase in wages in the last four years, as its members’ contracts currently stipulate an hourly wage of €12.50.

Trade union unanimously votes to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships
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Trade union unanimously votes to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships

Oct 6th 2018, 4:55 PM 9,066 Views 37 Comments

It said more must be done to get women into the trade.

'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan
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'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan

Sep 6th 2018, 5:27 PM 16,018 Views 11 Comments

“Her death marks the passing of a remarkable woman of whom it can truly be said: ‘She made a difference’.”

Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow
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Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Sep 2nd 2018, 5:29 PM 10,226 Views 11 Comments

Lloyds Pharmacy last week issued a statement outlining it had agreed on a new deal.

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 10,809 Views 43 Comments

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

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum
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Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum

Aug 10th 2018, 6:49 PM 11,755 Views 11 Comments

It emerged today that the chain was bought up by the British group Sports Direct.

Poll: Do you think it's beneficial to be in a union?
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Poll: Do you think it's beneficial to be in a union?

Jul 25th 2018, 9:56 AM 33,237 Views 99 Comments

According to trade union organiser Paul Dillon, Ireland has the weakest trade union recognition laws in Western Europe.

'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union'
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'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union'

Jul 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,601 Views 50 Comments

Productivity at work is up, but we need to see decent pay rises and career progression for all workers. Trade union membership is the key to this, writes Paul Dillon.

The Ryanair strike started this morning and there could be more days of action to come
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The Ryanair strike started this morning and there could be more days of action to come

Jul 12th 2018, 7:49 AM 19,202 Views 31 Comments

The industrial action began at 1am this morning.

Trade union: 'RTÉ can no longer justify bogus employment contracts'
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Trade union: 'RTÉ can no longer justify bogus employment contracts'

Jun 22nd 2018, 10:50 PM 22,004 Views 24 Comments

A report found that a quarter of RTÉ freelance contracts have features “akin to employment”.

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
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Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,276 Views 34 Comments

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate
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Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

Jan 13th 2018, 11:38 AM 18,159 Views 80 Comments

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday
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Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday

Dec 18th 2017, 6:50 AM 8,848 Views 18 Comments

The company will now meet union representatives tomorrow night.

Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe
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Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe

Jun 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 48,794 Views 262 Comments

A draft deal to succeed the Lansdowne Road agreement was reached late last night.

Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day
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Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day

Feb 7th 2017, 12:49 PM 38,290 Views 77 Comments

Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight.

Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail
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Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail

Feb 6th 2017, 10:35 PM 10,631 Views 46 Comments

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, want efficiency improvements before they implement the pay deal. Workers say that’s not what was agreed.

'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts
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'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts

Jan 16th 2017, 10:03 AM 12,888 Views 83 Comments

Plans to cut overtime emerged last week and unions have warned people in rural areas would be particularly affected.

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?
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Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

Aug 7th 2016, 9:00 PM 30,147 Views 59 Comments

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds
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Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds

Mar 25th 2016, 6:05 PM 20,024 Views 25 Comments

The report in the UK found that more than half of teachers were aware of students sending sexually explicit messages.

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process
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Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process

Jan 14th 2016, 12:15 PM 22,334 Views 109 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Over 1,100 Irish Life workers to picket offices in Dublin and Dundalk
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Over 1,100 Irish Life workers to picket offices in Dublin and Dundalk

Nov 12th 2015, 11:26 AM 12,480 Views 21 Comments

Trade union Unite says the company is trying to break the link between pay and profits and inflation.

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