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#Workers

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 Construction workers were invited into Drumm family home for meals, judge told Bail Hearing

Construction workers were invited into Drumm family home for meals, judge told

A project manager who oversaw work on Drumm’s house has written a letter of support for the ex-Anglo chief.

From TheJournal.ie Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest Dublin

Deputy Lord Mayor in court today after being arrested at a protest

Independent councillor Cieran Perry was arrested during the Greyhound lockout last year.

From TheJournal.ie Stress is making a lot of you take time off work Stressed Out This post contains a poll

Stress is making a lot of you take time off work

After injuries to workers, stress is the second most common reason for people taking time off work.

From TheJournal.ie Strike that disrupted postal services called off Io Systems

Strike that disrupted postal services called off

An Post says normal working in mails processing centres will resume this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling Serious Change

Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling

This will impact on employees without a fixed place of work.

From TheJournal.ie How well do you know your employment rights? Knowledge Is Power

How well do you know your employment rights?

Here’s everything you should know…

From TheJournal.ie 'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away Fallout

'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away

400 people lost their jobs overnight when the store closed suddenly.

From TheJournal.ie Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin Opinion

Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin

It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's has apologised for telling staff on the French Riviera not to feed "tramps" France

McDonald's has apologised for telling staff on the French Riviera not to feed "tramps"

The fast food restaurant has been forced to apologise for a note it sent to staff members telling them not to feed the homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

ISME said an increase would have a “substantial knock-on effects for businesses”.

From TheJournal.ie 'After decades in Clerys, they wouldn't even let us take our things from the lockers' Clerys

'After decades in Clerys, they wouldn't even let us take our things from the lockers'

Former Clerys workers struck a defiant tone at yesterday’s protest against job losses.

From TheJournal.ie 'Treat them with the respect they deserve': Siptu to hold rally in support of Clerys workers Locked Out

'Treat them with the respect they deserve': Siptu to hold rally in support of Clerys workers

Government ministers say they will do everything in their power to support the 460 former employees of the store.

From TheJournal.ie Experts say desk workers should stand four hours a day - we tested it out Get Up Stand Up

Experts say desk workers should stand four hours a day - we tested it out

And we weren’t big fans of the idea – but maybe we’re just lazy.

From TheJournal.ie Four out of 10 companies won't be giving pay rises this year Public Sector Pay

Four out of 10 companies won't be giving pay rises this year

Ibec has warned that the new public sector pay deal could create create “unrealistic wage expectation” in the private sector.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores workers in Gorey are planning on going to work this weekend Dispute

Dunnes Stores workers in Gorey are planning on going to work this weekend

Staff were told on Thursday evening that the store would be closed until further notice.

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 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 Dunnes staff will "escalate" their campaign Dismissals

Dunnes staff will "escalate" their campaign

The union is preparing a dossier of of incidents of victimisation and intimidation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency' Strike

'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency'

Thousands of Dunnes Stores employees are out on strike today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working?

One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.

From TheJournal.ie Cadbury's workers who lost their jobs to get help from government group Cuts

Cadbury's workers who lost their jobs to get help from government group

The job losses are part of an overall restructuring of Mondelez’s operations in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland Rally

Expensive childcare is leading to an increase in underpaid au pairs in Ireland

Childcare workers are gathered outside Leinster House to protest about a lack of government investment in the sector this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann will meet with workers over 'unprecedented' pay rise hiatus.... eventually NBRU

Bus Éireann will meet with workers over 'unprecedented' pay rise hiatus.... eventually

The company said it will meet with staff from the National Bus and Rail Union in due course’.

From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts Zero Hours

Three-quarters of Dunnes Stores workers are on part-time flexible contracts

This comes from a survey carried out by Mandate Trade Union on worker satisfaction.

From TheJournal.ie Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal Decision Time

Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal

The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie The 9-to-5 working day is an endangered species Overworked

The 9-to-5 working day is an endangered species

“The days of turning up in the office at 9am and walking out the door at 5pm are long gone “

From TheJournal.ie Greyhound dispute could be set to end after 14-week lockout

Greyhound dispute could be set to end after 14-week lockout

A new deal has been agreed between representatives on both sides and now awaits a vote from workers.

From TheJournal.ie Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC Halt

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC

The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus needs someone to do drug and alcohol tests on its staff Have You Drink Taken

Dublin Bus needs someone to do drug and alcohol tests on its staff

The chosen contractor will be responsible for carrying out pre-employment tests as well as random testing on workers.

From TheJournal.ie Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers' court Your Move

Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers' court

The invitation comes after the two sides met last week but workers have not yet committed to entering formal talks.

From TheJournal.ie Travelling to work? Don't forget, there are no Intercity, DART or Commuter services today Striiikkkeee

Travelling to work? Don't forget, there are no Intercity, DART or Commuter services today

Don’t turn up at a train station this morning. You’ll find the doors locked

From TheJournal.ie Smartphones are actually becoming our 24-hour offices Working 9 To 5ish

Smartphones are actually becoming our 24-hour offices

New technology is to blame for culture of working in your downtime.

From TheJournal.ie LinkedIn agrees to pay employees €4.4 million over wage violations Settlement

LinkedIn agrees to pay employees €4.4 million over wage violations

The professional social network said it paid more than $3.3 million in overtime back wages and $2.5 million in damages to workers in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.

From TheJournal.ie Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin Demonstration

Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

The medical workers want the Irish Government to condemn attacks on medical workers, hospitals and ambulances in Gaza.

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 This day 30 years ago the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike began Get Up Stand Up

This day 30 years ago the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike began

The strike lasted almost three years and Nelson Mandela later told the small group of workers that their stand had helped him to keep going during his time in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Strike action at National Gallery called off Strike Off

Strike action at National Gallery called off

Staff went on strike last month over a disagreement about leave and pay arrangements.

From TheJournal.ie IDA promises to help Bausch & Lomb as workers vote for massive cuts Rescue Plan

IDA promises to help Bausch & Lomb as workers vote for massive cuts

The company has thanked workers for approving the plan to dramatically cut spending at the contact lens plant.

From TheJournal.ie Bausch & Lomb express 'gratitude' to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures Waterford

Bausch & Lomb express 'gratitude' to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures

The company said it was always their preference to keep the plant open and promised to invest in the plant.