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From TheJournal.ie HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay On The Frontline

HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay

Previous proposals to support healthcare workers with childcare provision had been described as inadequate by unions.

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 Siptu announces it is to ballot its Virgin Media members over industrial action Virgin Media

Siptu announces it is to ballot its Virgin Media members over industrial action

The action may include striking.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland Opinion

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland

This battle was part of a momentous ‘Game of Thrones’ to decide who would rule Ireland: British imperialism, Irish capitalism or the working class, writes Cian Prendiville.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The future of Irish jobs looks precarious Opinion

Opinion: The future of Irish jobs looks precarious

‘If and when’ contracts and other insecure forms of employment are becoming the norm in some industries, we need regulation to make all work decent, writes Marie Sherlock.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article Apology

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

Stephen Kavanagh met with staff and union representatives yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands Tourism And Transport

Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands

After agreeing pay increases with the airline, staff representatives are pushing for a piece of the pie.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance service staff to take industrial action over union rights NASRA

Ambulance service staff to take industrial action over union rights

The National Ambulance Service Representative Association has said its members have voted by nearly 98% in favour of industrial action.

From TheJournal.ie European pilots group calls for Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary to resign Mayday

European pilots group calls for Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary to resign

Ryanair said that the group in question had “no legal standing or validity”.

From TheJournal.ie Siptu stalwart Jack O'Connor to step down as its president Unions

Siptu stalwart Jack O'Connor to step down as its president

The union said that O’Connor will continue to be “involved” in another capacity.

From TheJournal.ie New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU Workplace Relations

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism' Broadstone

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Public servants to get first tranche of restoration pay in the New Year Unions

Public servants to get first tranche of restoration pay in the New Year

Unions that wish to be included in the deal will have to notify ICTU in writing

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann management and unions argue over new rosters in latest dispute Stranded Commuters

Bus Éireann management and unions argue over new rosters in latest dispute

For three weeks in April, industrial action at the company brought the State-run transport services to a halt.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report Industrial Relations

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

From TheJournal.ie Flight cancellations: Why is Ryanair switching its calendar year? Pilots On Leave

Flight cancellations: Why is Ryanair switching its calendar year?

Michael O’Leary has denied that the loss of Ryanair pilots to rival airlines is partly to blame for hundreds of flight cancellations.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay Breaking Point

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay

Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.

From TheJournal.ie Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal Pluses And Minuses

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal

The union said that “on balance”, the pluses outweighed the negatives on the deal.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike It's Still On

Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike

Leo was forced to defend some of his big manifesto promises today.

From TheJournal.ie Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning Drive All Night

Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning

Both sides were up all night last night trying to reach an agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice Strike Notice

Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice

The union said it was erring on the side of caution.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann workers to go on all-out strike (and there's no end date) Going All-out

Bus Éireann workers to go on all-out strike (and there's no end date)

The dispute will come to a head in three weeks’ time.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 40 pilots at Dublin Airport are going on strike from next week Grounded

Up to 40 pilots at Dublin Airport are going on strike from next week

Irish airline CityJet flies to several European cities, including London, Paris and Florence.

From TheJournal.ie Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members Money Money Money

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members

Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved Under Pressure

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved

The former Taoiseach isn’t sure if gardaí should have access to industrial relations mechanisms.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes Winter Of Discontent

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Ross welcomes Dublin Bus talks, says both sides now need to be given "space" Back On The Road Again

Ross welcomes Dublin Bus talks, says both sides now need to be given "space"

Dublin Bus says that the ongoing strikes have already cost it €4 million.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?

The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail threatens unions with legal action after drivers refuse to train new recruits Training

Irish Rail threatens unions with legal action after drivers refuse to train new recruits

The company says they are breaching their contracts, but unions say participation in training is voluntary.

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 Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly Column

Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly

Unions need to realise it’s not 1913 anymore. There are laws and institutions to protect workers now, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Italian politicians want jail for gay couples who use overseas surrogates Overseas

Italian politicians want jail for gay couples who use overseas surrogates

A prominent gay rights group has branded the move ‘indecent’.

From TheJournal.ie Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts Pulling The Plug

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts

Workers are concerned about the planned reduction of frontline staff numbers.

From TheJournal.ie The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it Public Servants

The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it

It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.

From TheJournal.ie Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark Striiiiiiiiiiike

Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark

The airline has launched an online petition against French air traffic control strikes, while the Danish Labour Court has ruled that unions can now strike against them.

From TheJournal.ie Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford Gorey

Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford

Staff were told of the move at 6pm this evening.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour Not Really Lovin It

McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour

“Out of the kitchens and into the streets.”

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms Stalemate

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Eireann could lose as much as €5 million in revenue if strike days go ahead Pull On 'dem Boots

Bus Eireann could lose as much as €5 million in revenue if strike days go ahead

The action against 10% of bus routes being put out to private tender is set to take place next month.

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