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From TheJournal.ie Domestic workers 'being exploited' in Ireland Migrant Rights

Domestic workers 'being exploited' in Ireland

Today is International Domestic Workers Day – and there are calls for the government to ratify an international convention.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one ever notices the cleaner' Justice Day For Cleaners

'No one ever notices the cleaner'

Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.

From TheJournal.ie No more strikes: M&S dispute ends as staff accept proposals Workers

No more strikes: M&S dispute ends as staff accept proposals

The protracted dispute involved Mandate Trade Union members at Marks & Spencers and had led to a strike last year.

From TheJournal.ie Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on plan to cut jobs and wages Waterford

Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on plan to cut jobs and wages

Proposals to cut pay have been modified downward from 20 per cent to 7.5 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí at the scene of water meter protest in Portlaoise Irish Water

Gardaí at the scene of water meter protest in Portlaoise

Gardaí are at the scene but no arrests have been made.

From TheJournal.ie Man versus dog: two postmen a week are being bitten by dogs Ruff

Man versus dog: two postmen a week are being bitten by dogs

Postman versus dog: the oldest battle.

From TheJournal.ie "I don't think we will see the money." - Dublin bakery staff staging sit-in over back wages Paris Bakery

"I don't think we will see the money." - Dublin bakery staff staging sit-in over back wages

Gardaí have been called to the Paris Bakery on Moore St.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issues Trade Union

Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issues

The trade union says the company didn’t reply to a recent letter it sent it.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: McDonald's workers continue protest over low wages Fair Pay This post contains images

Pics: McDonald's workers continue protest over low wages

Over 100 workers were arrested this week as they called for a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shell can celebrate all they want, but the fight is by no means over' The Pipe

'Shell can celebrate all they want, but the fight is by no means over'

The newly constructed tunnel has been mired in controversy as it will house the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members More Money

Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members

By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.

From TheJournal.ie The Government is making it easier for skilled workers from abroad to work in Ireland Jobs

The Government is making it easier for skilled workers from abroad to work in Ireland

A new bill will bring in nine different ways to be granted an employment permit.

From TheJournal.ie US policy change could shield Irish immigrants from deportation Undocumented

US policy change could shield Irish immigrants from deportation

If adopted it could limit removals of people who have little or no criminal record but have committed repeat immigration violations.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate should fall to 10 per cent of labour force in 2015, predicts ESRI Can Only Get Better

Unemployment rate should fall to 10 per cent of labour force in 2015, predicts ESRI

The ESRI forecast that the government borrowing in 2015 is likely to come in below the target of 3 per cent of GDP.

From TheJournal.ie Hundred-year-old treasure found in time capsule under Columbus monument Hidden

Hundred-year-old treasure found in time capsule under Columbus monument

Coins, medals, banknotes and some old scrolls were found in the box which was hidden when the monument was put in place in 1921.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013 Pay Packet

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Next stop, Labour Court... April date for long-running Irish Rail dispute Off The Rails

Next stop, Labour Court... April date for long-running Irish Rail dispute

The company claims that each week without savings being secured costs them “an additional €100,000″.

From TheJournal.ie High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA Strike Off

High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA

Dublin Airport Authority welcomed the decision today which directs SIPTU to withdraw its planned industrial action at Dublin and Cork airports this Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA Called Off

Mandate union withdraws from strike action at DAA

General Secretary John Douglas said they will attend a meeting with the expert panel this Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute Strike

Dublin clampers vote in favour of industrial action over pay dispute

Dublin Street Parking Services voted in a secret ballot this afternoon on possible strike action.

From TheJournal.ie Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities Back To Work

Dole cut for long-term unemployed who refuse to work in local authorities

The INOU said participants need to be matched appropriately to suitable positions.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds feared trapped in South Africa mine collapse, 11 rescued Illegal Mining

Hundreds feared trapped in South Africa mine collapse, 11 rescued

Officials say those rescued will be arrested for illegal mining.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why we need to ban zero-hours contracts Uncertainty

Column: Why we need to ban zero-hours contracts

Working on a zero-hours contract means you can’t budget or plan your life – and causes people to become stuck in a cycle of poverty, writes Ciaran Garrett.

From TheJournal.ie Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft Disruption

Flying soon? DAA strike action will mean a grounding of all aircraft

SIPTU said the votes from the Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport Authority ballot are expected this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights Emigration

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Staff to picket UCC's Tyndall Institute tomorrow over pay dispute UCC

Staff to picket UCC's Tyndall Institute tomorrow over pay dispute

Workers claim there is pay inequity between them and a number of their counterparts in UCC who are doing the same job.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns that some embassies may be exploiting domestic workers Domestic Servitude

Concerns that some embassies may be exploiting domestic workers

Ireland recently signed up to OSCE measures aimed at protecting workers, but the MRCI says some diplomatic households are still exploiting staff.

From TheJournal.ie Workers in France free their tyre factory bosses after holding them captive Bossnapped

Workers in France free their tyre factory bosses after holding them captive

Workers battling the closure of a Goodyear tyre plant had held to executives captive for almost 30 hours before occupying the factory.

From TheJournal.ie Contract cleaners at Beaumont Hospital plan industrial action in January Beaumont Hospital

Contract cleaners at Beaumont Hospital plan industrial action in January

The dispute centres around a decision to cut the Sunday premium for workers.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark Clamping Down

Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark

The threat at the Newbridge store is part of a wider dispute where parking facilities have been withdrawn at 116 Irish stores.

From TheJournal.ie Number of days lost to industrial disputes rises for third consecutive quarter Strike

Number of days lost to industrial disputes rises for third consecutive quarter

Figures released today by the CSO shows that 6,718 days were lost to industrial disputes in the third quarter of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 50 workers trapped in South African building collapse South Africa

Up to 50 workers trapped in South African building collapse

At least one person has been killed after the roof of an under-construction mall collapsed near Durban

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Public will "have no tolerance" for electricity disruption Industrial Action

Gilmore: Public will "have no tolerance" for electricity disruption

The Tánaiste said the ESB dispute about pensions should be “resolved around the table”.

From TheJournal.ie Provisional meeting scheduled between Siptu and PTSB over Newbridge Credit Union Newbridge

Provisional meeting scheduled between Siptu and PTSB over Newbridge Credit Union

Siptu wants to meet with management after Newbridge Credit Union was taken over by Permanent TSB this week.

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 employees ordered to return to work today as shut down ends Open For Business

US employees ordered to return to work today as shut down ends

President Barack Obama signed the measure which will raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government late last night.

From TheJournal.ie Ballymun photo exhibit honours proud community of 'Ballymunners' Regeneration This post contains images

Ballymun photo exhibit honours proud community of 'Ballymunners'

A photography exhibit marks the end of the Ballymun Regeneration Project, with the last remaining residents moving into their new homes soon.

From TheJournal.ie Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria Kidnapped

Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria

The group was kidnapped early this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 77 per cent of Irish bosses have sacked an employee without following procedures You're Fired

77 per cent of Irish bosses have sacked an employee without following procedures

Employers are being warned that not following procedures could end up costly in the long run.

From TheJournal.ie Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water Japan

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.