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From TheJournal.ie Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group Taxman

Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group

The paper warns that further reductions in the USC could lead to a “narrowing of the tax base”.

From TheJournal.ie Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford The Agora Companies

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford

The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.

From TheJournal.ie 'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers Bangladesh

'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers

The majority of Irish people care about the conditions of the factories where their clothes are made.

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 Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?

Yesterday, a bill to give workers a legal right to their tips passed Committee stage with all-party support.

From TheJournal.ie Social Protection Department gives older age of workers as reason why it's near top of sick leave list Out Of Office

Social Protection Department gives older age of workers as reason why it's near top of sick leave list

The secretary general of the department said 3,000 staff members are over 55.

From TheJournal.ie Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review Workers Rights

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who shot dead three people in Maryland had history of mental illness, police say Snochia Moseley

Woman who shot dead three people in Maryland had history of mental illness, police say

Four people, including the shooter, died following the incident in Aberdeen, Maryland, yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago Budget 2019

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

From TheJournal.ie No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers Study

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.

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 Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today Industrial Action

Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today

Workers who are members of the trade union Mandate will picket stores across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm The Beast

Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm

The ISME said many businesses can not afford to pay staff if they do not come to work.

From TheJournal.ie Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley Motorway

Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley

The 450m-long bridge was to be part of a motorway connecting to the city of Villavicencio to Bogotá.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean? Beyond 65

Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

From TheJournal.ie 'This should not be tolerated': ICTU says more of us are working precariously in Ireland Instability

'This should not be tolerated': ICTU says more of us are working precariously in Ireland

Last year, 7% of the Republic of Ireland workforce was working in temporary unemployment.

From TheJournal.ie Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour 30 Cent Richer

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour

The ‘living wage’ currently stands at €11.70 an hour.

From TheJournal.ie Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm Health Risk

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

From TheJournal.ie 'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn Loving It This post contains a poll

'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn

The government has promised to bring forth new proposals to tackle zero hours contracts here.

From TheJournal.ie 'We were there almost 37 years... it was like a family bereavement': Clerys workers speak out after deal reached Clocking Out

'We were there almost 37 years... it was like a family bereavement': Clerys workers speak out after deal reached

A deal was reached this week which will see the old building redeveloped.

From TheJournal.ie Clerys workers are going to get a settlement, almost two years after the department store shut down At Last

Clerys workers are going to get a settlement, almost two years after the department store shut down

The full details of the settlement are confidential.

From TheJournal.ie There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break Sexy Time

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break

A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.

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 Good news for Irish workers as most companies plan pay hikes in 2017 Work

Good news for Irish workers as most companies plan pay hikes in 2017

Just under three quarters of businesses expect to pay their staff more next year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus drivers have accepted a new pay deal Strike Off

Dublin Bus drivers have accepted a new pay deal

The acceptance means that no further strike days will go ahead.

From TheJournal.ie "It's ridiculous": Ex-HMV staff left waiting for pay as company goes into liquidation Limerick

"It's ridiculous": Ex-HMV staff left waiting for pay as company goes into liquidation

One staff member said they were told they would be paid today, but the liquidation occurred yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all employers be required to contribute to their workers' pensions?

A new workplace saving scheme may be introduced to encourage people to save for retirement.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night Not Your Mother This post contains videos

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night

“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus workers are looking for a 30% pay rise in line with Luas staff Labour Court

Dublin Bus workers are looking for a 30% pay rise in line with Luas staff

The NBRU said that drivers have not ruled out industrial action in pursuit of their claim.

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 'Thatcherite' companies with State contracts won't recognise unions, claims CWU Divide And Conquer

'Thatcherite' companies with State contracts won't recognise unions, claims CWU

The Communication Workers Union is meeting in Galway today.

From TheJournal.ie Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site World Cup Workers

Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site

A new Amnesty report accuses the Gulf state of exploiting workers as it prepares for the 2022 tournament.

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 Awkward - UK companies must reveal difference between average pay of men and women Equality

Awkward - UK companies must reveal difference between average pay of men and women

The new rule will apply to all companies with more than 250 employees.

From TheJournal.ie 999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks' Contingency Plan

999 workers vote in favour of industrial action in row over pay and 'length of toilet breaks'

The company charged with running 999 call centres, Conduit Global, says it has improved working conditions for staff.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff's wages in a big way Everything Reduced

Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff's wages in a big way

The supermarket giant is seeking to place all staff of greater than 20 years service on new, vastly-reduced, contracts.

From TheJournal.ie Bringing mindfulness into the workforce makes good business sense Opinion

Bringing mindfulness into the workforce makes good business sense

Overwhelmed employees are the most significant challenge to business success in Ireland, writes Joanne O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie Airport workers suspended and one fired for security check on Foreign Minister Security Fail

Airport workers suspended and one fired for security check on Foreign Minister

At least three workers at Melbourne airport were suspended and one security guard was fired in relation the the incident.

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