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#Trade Union

From TheJournal.ie Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation Workers

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

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

From TheJournal.ie 'These workers deserve respect': Debenhams staff stage protests outside 11 stores across country Debenhams

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

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

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 Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites Construction

Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys Pay Increase

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action Ryanair

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week Employment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action Trade Union

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay Support Our Secretaries

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth' Future Of Work

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages Digging In

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trade union unanimously votes to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships Apprenticeships

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan RIP

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow Industrial Action

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time Up In The Air

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum Sports Direct

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think it's beneficial to be in a union? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union' Opinion

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

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.

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

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

The industrial action began at 1am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Trade union: 'RTÉ can no longer justify bogus employment contracts' Gig Economy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma Emergency Services

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate General Election

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday Let's Talk

Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday

The company will now meet union representatives tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe Lansdowne 2.0

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day Pay Dispute

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail Pay Deal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts Dispute

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds UK

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process State Of The Nation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,100 Irish Life workers to picket offices in Dublin and Dundalk Swiping Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough Nice Try

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores Allegations

Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores

The disputes committee of the trade union will meet again tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best Opinion

While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best

A friend of mine wondered what a capitalist like me was doing expressing support for striking workers, but all’s fair in my view.

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