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#Workers

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt Greencore This post contains images

In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt

Workers are calling for previous pay and conditions to be reinstated.

From TheJournal.ie Two out of three workers do unpaid overtime to cover workload - survey Working

Two out of three workers do unpaid overtime to cover workload - survey

Workers clocking up more than an hour on average in unpaid overtime each month.

From TheJournal.ie Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes AIB

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes

The IBOA says the proposals are not acceptable, but the bank – which holds its AGM today – says costs must be cut.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party Uniting The Alliance

'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party

An alliance of three main groups, the United Left Alliance eventually wants to become a full political party but there are differences within the group about how quickly that should happen.

From TheJournal.ie Workers who get sick on holidays 'are entitled to another holiday' Employment

Workers who get sick on holidays 'are entitled to another holiday'

That’s according to the Court of Justice of the European Union, which said today that if a worker becomes ill during annual leave, they are entitled to take that leave at another date.

From TheJournal.ie AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions AIB

AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions

Staff were informed of the plan in an email circulated today. Perks like gym memberships will also be cut.

From TheJournal.ie Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union Retail

Average €100 drop in weekly pay for many retail workers - union

Mandate said 18,000 of its members have seen their weekly take-home pay reduced by an average €100 in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential round-up of today’s biggest news, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Number of industrial disputes down in the first quarter of this year Strike

Number of industrial disputes down in the first quarter of this year

While just one dispute was ongoing in the first quarter of 2012, there were three disputes ongoing during the same period last year.

From TheJournal.ie Government to block Sinn Féin plan on multiple redundancies Workers' Rights

Government to block Sinn Féin plan on multiple redundancies

Sinn Féin’s legislation would have required companies to give longer notice periods if they were laying off large numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time' Productivity

Long before Google, the Soviets also had '20 per cent time'

Productivity and employee motivation drove both ideas – but how come one worked better than the other?

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex workers "hopeful" about LRC meeting Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers "hopeful" about LRC meeting

Company representatives are to meet with the Labour Relations Commission again this week. The coordinator of the Vita Cortex workers’ online campaign spoke to TheJournal.ie about the reaction to the news.

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex dispute escalates as workers barricade site Protest

Vita Cortex dispute escalates as workers barricade site

The workers are on the 106th day of their protest at the Cork factory and say they are frustrated with the lack of progress from negotiations.

From TheJournal.ie "We're resolute and ready to fight" - Game staff hold sit-ins around the country Sit-In This post contains images

"We're resolute and ready to fight" - Game staff hold sit-ins around the country

Around 110 staff are holding sit-ins at eleven stores after the company said it was closing all its branches in Ireland – but would not be paying redundancy.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Employment rises slightly in last quarter of 2011 Employment

Employment rises slightly in last quarter of 2011

However the unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous quarter at 14.6 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Senator: Bank workers should be taught suicide awareness Debts

Senator: Bank workers should be taught suicide awareness

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has said that banks have “moral and legal responsibilities to customers”, who may be under “untold pressure” to repay debts.

From TheJournal.ie Vita Cortex sit-in enters its tenth day - with no end in sight Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex sit-in enters its tenth day - with no end in sight

A SIPTU delegation visited the 32 workers today, who are fighting to get redundancy payments from the company.

Top 10 jobs with the happiest workers Happiest Jobs This post contains images

Top 10 jobs with the happiest workers

Teacher, psychologists and – um, financial services sales people – are among the happiest workers out there.

From TheJournal.ie Seven out of ten Irish employees satisfied at work - survey Job Satisfaction

Seven out of ten Irish employees satisfied at work - survey

Employee survey by Peninsula Ireland finds that the number of people who are happy with their work has risen by almost 50 per cent since last year.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

Who's got the dirtiest desk?

Lawyers and accountants have the dirtiest desks, according to a new survey. How dirty is yours?

From TheJournal.ie Saab workers launch bankruptcy action against troubled car manufacturer Saab

Saab workers launch bankruptcy action against troubled car manufacturer

The move comes just a week after the company’s bankruptcy protection bid was rejected by a Swedish district court.

From TheJournal.ie Unions rule out agreement with Bruton over agency staff conditions delay Agency Staff

Unions rule out agreement with Bruton over agency staff conditions delay

Minister Bruton is looking for a delay in the implementation of an obligation on workers to provide equal terms for agency staff as for permanent employees.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Nike workers in Indonesia say they are kicked and slapped Nike

Nike workers in Indonesia say they are kicked and slapped

In one factory producing Converse runners, workers have described being hit and called names, and made to stand in the blazing sun.

From TheJournal.ie Western Australia Jobs Minister on the hunt for Irish workers Emigration

Western Australia Jobs Minister on the hunt for Irish workers

Skilled workers are being invited to a seminar on Thursday in Dublin, with the WA Jobs Minister saying that they’ll take people back on the plane with them if possible.

From TheJournal.ie Joy and dismay follows ruling on setting pay for low-wage restaurant workers Wages This post contains videos

Joy and dismay follows ruling on setting pay for low-wage restaurant workers

Food industry groups have welcome the ruling which deems Joint Labour Committees rules on wages to be unconstitutional. They say it will lead to job creation.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Thursday Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurants chief calls for end to "ridiculous 1940s" style Sunday pay premium Labour Laws

Restaurants chief calls for end to "ridiculous 1940s" style Sunday pay premium

CEO of Irish Restaurants Association says Sunday premium paid to workers is crippling industry – while employees’ union and Joan Burton fear proposal to cut it will lead to hardship for low-earners.

Tuesday is the 'stress peak' of the week

Monday has a bad reputation – but stress is more likely to hit you on Tuesday (Remember: deep breaths…)

FORTY EMPLOYEES AT the Bord na Móna power station in Longford have been taking off the payroll today following a dispute over pay. The workers claim they are owed money to cover loss of earnings while the Lough Ree power station was closed for three months for maintenance. The station is due to re-open next week. The company says the workers failed to fulfil their duties.

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