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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 13 November, 2019

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From TheJournal.ie Harland and Wolff staff applaud as they return to work Belfast

Harland and Wolff staff applaud as they return to work

The remaining employees walked back through the gates of the historic Belfast shipyard this morning, days after a buyer was found.

From TheJournal.ie Unions remain hopeful jobs can be saved as iconic firm Harland and Wolff enters administration Belfast

Unions remain hopeful jobs can be saved as iconic firm Harland and Wolff enters administration

The firm only needs to remain afloat for a few more days until a buyer is found, unions say.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin postal drivers seek injunction to prevent expulsion from union An Post

Dublin postal drivers seek injunction to prevent expulsion from union

The drivers are being asked to resign from the IWU in order to allow it to merge with Unite.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Mark has rowed back on charging its hairdressers training fees Unite

Peter Mark has rowed back on charging its hairdressers training fees

Trade union Unite said the fee was used to “claw back wage increases due to young workers”.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for workers as Bombardier to sell Belfast operation Belfast

Concern for workers as Bombardier to sell Belfast operation

The company said it is committed to finding “the right buyer”.

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 Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs Midlands

Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs

A restructuring of the company to decarbonise its business over ten years is expected to be announced tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Archaeologists dig in their heels over 'poverty wages' Strike

Archaeologists dig in their heels over 'poverty wages'

Unite trade union has threatened further strike action if the Irish Archaeological Consultancy does not engage with it over pay claims.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme this Thursday 24 Hours

Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme this Thursday

A rally will be held outside the Irish Life Dublin offices from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Minister asked to help teachers 'owed thousands' after language school closes Limerick

Minister asked to help teachers 'owed thousands' after language school closes

The trade union has written to the Social Protection Minister asking her to provide assistance for the teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Decision time as Labour Court to issue recommendation on ending Irish Rail strike Strike

Decision time as Labour Court to issue recommendation on ending Irish Rail strike

The Labour Court agreed to issue a recommendation for how the dispute could be resolved tomorrow afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible' Escalation

Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'

They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's crane drivers to carry out second day of strike action tomorrow Work Stoppage

Ireland's crane drivers to carry out second day of strike action tomorrow

The workers want their hourly rate of pay increased to €27.

From TheJournal.ie Tower cranes at building sites across the country will be idle on Thursday... here's why Unhappy Union

Tower cranes at building sites across the country will be idle on Thursday... here's why

SIPTU is not happy with Unite over the pay claim, calling it ‘disingenuous’.

From TheJournal.ie English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights Education Regulation

English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights

The Department of Education won’t meet with the teachers as they are private workers.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann staff vote to accept Labour Court recommendations Industrial Relations

Bus Éireann staff vote to accept Labour Court recommendations

Siptu and Unite staff have voted to accept the recommendations.

From TheJournal.ie What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it? Black And Blue

What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?

Ahead of today’s projected strike in eight stores, Tesco’s controversial Project Black has the unions’ hackles up.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann Unite members vote unanimously to strike Transport

Bus Éireann Unite members vote unanimously to strike

The state-run transport service has announced a range of cost-cutting measures.

From TheJournal.ie Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House United Front

Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House

Activists called the union’s involvement in Apollo House a “publicity stunt”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish homecomings back on track as UK baggage handlers call off Christmas strike Christmas Miracle

Irish homecomings back on track as UK baggage handlers call off Christmas strike

Other strikes at British Airways are still scheduled for Christmas Day – but the airline has promised a full flying schedule.

From TheJournal.ie PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action Unite

PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

Unite trade union members at the bank have rejected a Labour Court pay recommendation.

From TheJournal.ie CityJet's boss says striking pilots' union is 'a pain in my backside' Not Impressed

CityJet's boss says striking pilots' union is 'a pain in my backside'

The Dublin-based airline is locked in a dispute with pilots represented by the Unite.

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 Strike ends at Dublin incinerator after management agrees to reinstate sacked workers Poolbeg

Strike ends at Dublin incinerator after management agrees to reinstate sacked workers

It’s understood the strike had taken place as a result of three workers being let go from their jobs by text message last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers Water Charges

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers

A Sinn Féin TD has called for an independent commission to be set up to see what should replace the utility.

From TheJournal.ie Cadbury workers set to start indefinite strike from tomorrow Time Out

Cadbury workers set to start indefinite strike from tomorrow

It follows a dispute concerning the outsourcing of 17 jobs.

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 Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes' The Payoff

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'

But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.

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 Getting to Northern Ireland is going to be really difficult today Friday 13

Getting to Northern Ireland is going to be really difficult today

That means no Ulsterbus, Metro or Northern Ireland Railway services.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike Banking

Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike

The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.

From TheJournal.ie Flying home for Christmas? There will be strikes at some UK airports Cargo Handlers

Flying home for Christmas? There will be strikes at some UK airports

Unite members are going on strike on December 23.

From TheJournal.ie Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time' Right2Water

Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time'

Right2Water is planning another mass protest on 10 December.

From TheJournal.ie Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn Worker Rights

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn

Unite trade union said today the dispute will go to the Labour Relations Commission – and hopefully be resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund Solidarity

Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund

Unite’s regional secretary said the move shows that the SIPTU workers have the support of the entire trade union movement.

From TheJournal.ie 1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage' Standard Of Living

1 in 5 workers earn less than the 'living wage'

Unite described the wages of workers in hospitality, administrative support and retail sectors as ‘poverty pay’.

From TheJournal.ie Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months Local Authorities

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail workers vote for industrial action but don't want to strike Going Nowhere

Irish Rail workers vote for industrial action but don't want to strike

SIPTU said industrial action will only happen if changes to pay and conditions are implemented without agreement.

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.

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