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#Trade Unions

From TheJournal.ie 500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition Strike

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left Opinion

Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left

Ordinary working-class people are being silenced by left-wing commentators, because of their lack of regard for modern liberal terminology, writes Conor Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie 16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety Opinion

16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety

I felt anxious, alienated and depressed. Irish workers must unite to resist the creeping casualisation of work, writes Keith Murdiff.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year' Michael O'Leary

Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'

Michael O’Leary said the company will remain “cautious” throughout the rest of its financial year.

From TheJournal.ie The world's biggest security firm is refusing to improve redundancy payouts for Irish staff Labour Court

The world's biggest security firm is refusing to improve redundancy payouts for Irish staff

G4S cut workers after moving some operations from Dublin to Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know Trade Unions

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

From TheJournal.ie Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy Unemployment

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy

France’s biggest trade union is planning street protests next month.

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 Shane Ross: 'People want me to come to the Bus Éireann dispute with money. I have none to offer' Don't Get Involved

Shane Ross: 'People want me to come to the Bus Éireann dispute with money. I have none to offer'

The Transport Minister rejected all calls to intervene in the dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Unions say they're 'ready for battle' as Bus Éireann announces widespread pay cuts Travel Chaos Looms

Unions say they're 'ready for battle' as Bus Éireann announces widespread pay cuts

Strike action now looks inevitable.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts Rollback

Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts

The company said it was due to the “intransigence” of unions.

From TheJournal.ie Was Polish anti-Communist hero Lech Walesa secretly a Communist informant? Say It Ain't So

Was Polish anti-Communist hero Lech Walesa secretly a Communist informant?

Shocking new documents suggest the Solidarity icon was a paid informant for the secret police. But Walesa says they’re fake.

From TheJournal.ie A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil Spare A Fiver

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

It could be linked to the anti-water charge movement.

From TheJournal.ie As its workers strike over unfair treatment, Dunnes responds with 1-day only online offer Holy Thursday

As its workers strike over unfair treatment, Dunnes responds with 1-day only online offer

More than half of the company’s employees are on strike over “fair pay” and “a precarious working environment”.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive' Repeal The 8th This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

From TheJournal.ie A solution to rail strikes is "unlikely" this weekend Delayed

A solution to rail strikes is "unlikely" this weekend

Start walking, so.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí win the right to strike in case against the State Landmark

Gardaí win the right to strike in case against the State

Under the ruling, gardaí can be members of trade unions.

From TheJournal.ie Workers risk "losing their jobs" because of transphobia and homophobia LGBT

Workers risk "losing their jobs" because of transphobia and homophobia

BeLonG To and ICTU have joined forces to launch a campaign to help end discrimination and bullying.

From TheJournal.ie New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries Unions

New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries

However, it has been welcomed by Ibec, who believe it will help Ireland to continue to attract foreign direct investment.

From TheJournal.ie 1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge Incentive

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge

And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Recovery can't be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage May Day

Opinion: Recovery can't be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage

Yes, we need to reject austerity and its offshoots – privatisation, poverty and emigration – but also populist and short-term solutions to long-term challenges.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU: 'Unity on the left could have prevented the bank guarantee' Jack O'Connor

SIPTU: 'Unity on the left could have prevented the bank guarantee'

The General President of the union has also called for more unity on the left to build a ‘New Republic’.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes

Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie ‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland Interview

‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland

Several leaders of large trade unions in the US were in Dublin this week to argue against austerity. They also spoke to TheJournal.ie about the political deadlock in the US.

From TheJournal.ie US trade union leaders in Dublin to talk about 'devastating impacts of austerity' Trade Unions

US trade union leaders in Dublin to talk about 'devastating impacts of austerity'

Dan Kane, from the Teamsters, Terry O’Sullivan (LIUNA), John Hegarty (National Postal Mail Handlers Union), Brent Booker (Building Construction Trades Department) and Ed Smith (Ullico) are all in Dublin for the week.

From TheJournal.ie ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme ESB

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme

Reports over the last couple of days suggested the company had changed the nature of the scheme and failed to tell its auditor KPMG about opposition to the changes from unions.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: Social partnership wasn't equipped for the economic boom Celtic Tiger

Micheál Martin: Social partnership wasn't equipped for the economic boom

Martin said that there were a number of mistakes made by the Fianna Fáil administration during its 14 years in office.

From TheJournal.ie 'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today Austerity

'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today

The group will march to the headquarters of the ICTU in Parnell Square from the Garden of Remembrance today at 2pm.

From TheJournal.ie Credit Union staff claim management won't engage with their trade union Dispute

Credit Union staff claim management won't engage with their trade union

Management at Kells Credit Union dispute claims by employees – who are picketing the premises today – that it does not recongise the right of workers to join a trade union.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary teachers' unions reject new 'Haddington Road' pay deal Public Pay

Secondary teachers' unions reject new 'Haddington Road' pay deal

The ASTI and TUI say the ‘Haddington Road’ proposals aren’t sufficiently different from Croke Park 2 to change their minds.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU says workers should accept revised new public pay deal Haddington Road

SIPTU says workers should accept revised new public pay deal

The country’s biggest trade union says the Haddington Road deal maintains protection against redundancy or a major redeployment.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what's contained in the new 'Haddington Road' public pay deal Out With The Old...

Here's what's contained in the new 'Haddington Road' public pay deal

‘Croke Park’ is dead, long live ‘Haddington Road’.

From TheJournal.ie INTO says teachers should vote Yes to revised pay deal Croke Park 2a

INTO says teachers should vote Yes to revised pay deal

The primary teachers’ union says the new proposals are an improvement on the rejected Croke Park 2 deal.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 plans Croke Park II

Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 plans

The IMO and INTO have both published details of the sector-specific deals tabled at the Labour Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: 'Public servants have given a huge amount but this is the last ask' Public Sector Deal

Howlin: 'Public servants have given a huge amount but this is the last ask'

The minister said he was glad the structure was there for a new deal but was “not taking anything for granted in relation to the ballot”.

From TheJournal.ie UPDATE: Bus Éireann proposals cut executive pay, restore driver premiums Bus Eireann

UPDATE: Bus Éireann proposals cut executive pay, restore driver premiums

Additional cash savings of €330,000 are expected to be made from contributions by executives, and directors also face a 20 per cent pay cut.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus and Irish Rail workers consider strike action Solidarity

Dublin Bus and Irish Rail workers consider strike action

Siptu is to ballot its members for industrial action this Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: In everybody's interest that we get a public sector pay deal Public Sector

Joan Burton: In everybody's interest that we get a public sector pay deal

The Minister for Social Protection says she is “hopeful” a deal can be reached with unions ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

From TheJournal.ie Hayes: People shouldn't be fooled by union leaders Croke Park 2

Hayes: People shouldn't be fooled by union leaders

The Junior Minister said that those arguing for a No vote are “arguing for the unknown”.

From TheJournal.ie TEEU rejects 'Croke Park 2' proposals by two-to-one margin Croke Park 2

TEEU rejects 'Croke Park 2' proposals by two-to-one margin

The union, which represents engineering and electrical workers, is the third to vote against the deal.

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