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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Technology was meant to be our great liberator but instead it became our prison Opinion

Opinion: Technology was meant to be our great liberator but instead it became our prison

We’re addicted to technology but as with most addictions, we don’t believe we have a problem, writes Shane Cradock.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society Working Hours

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive Gp Contract

Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive

The minister said he would not compromise on his view that such fees are too high.

From TheJournal.ie Spain might move its clocks back in a bid to end long working days No More Siesta

Spain might move its clocks back in a bid to end long working days

Its Labour Minister wants to bring Spain’s working day into line with the rest of Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks High Court

Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks

At present gardaí are excluded from an EU working time directive which states that people working longer than six-hour shifts be granted rest and meal breaks.

From TheJournal.ie Rank-and-file gardaí to be balloted on updated roster Changing Times

Rank-and-file gardaí to be balloted on updated roster

Members will vote next month on whether to accept an updated version of the Westmantown roster.

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 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 Irish businesses urged to give female staff time off work for cervical screenings Checked Out

Irish businesses urged to give female staff time off work for cervical screenings

One in every five Irish women do not attend a cervical screening when invited.

From TheJournal.ie The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped No Longer Needed

The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped

The section that is being deleted allowed public service employers to take steps that would impact on non-core pay and working hours.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many Irish people get the minimum wage... The Grind

Here's how many Irish people get the minimum wage...

… It is less than you would think.

From TheJournal.ie Men in Ireland work 3.3 hours a week more than women Working 9 To 5ish

Men in Ireland work 3.3 hours a week more than women

While Ireland has the eighth highest agreed working hours in the EU, we actually work the sixth fewest number of hours.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike

The airline was forced to ground almost all its flights yesterday, at an estimated cost of €10m, over a work schedule dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions 63 Hour Week

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions

SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.

From TheJournal.ie "We are putting our trust in the HSE" - junior doctors Working Hours

"We are putting our trust in the HSE" - junior doctors

Junior doctors have voted to accept a proposal to end shifts lasting more than 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O'Leary to negotiate single contract Ryanair

Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O'Leary to negotiate single contract

The group wants O’Leary to negotiate a single contract that applies to all pilots flying for the airline.

From TheJournal.ie Fines of €650k for hospitals in breach of doctors' working hours Deal

Fines of €650k for hospitals in breach of doctors' working hours

Managers will also face sanctions if they do not comply with the new rules.

From TheJournal.ie Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today Working Hours

Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today

Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.

From TheJournal.ie IMO and HSE talks suspended for the night Dispute

IMO and HSE talks suspended for the night

They will resume the talks on doctors’ hours tomorrow. There is no official news as yet of a breakthrough in talks.

From TheJournal.ie IMO will attend talks at the LRC today Junior Doctors

IMO will attend talks at the LRC today

Following this morning’s meeting the IMO has agreed to attend the Labour Relations Commission today at midday.

From TheJournal.ie Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors Doctors Strike

Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors

The 24 hour action was postponed for a week, and then suspending indefinitely. But the IMO is now accusing the HSE of lacking “real engagement”.

From TheJournal.ie IMO: 'The HSE is finally accepting that they have to move on this issue' Talks

IMO: 'The HSE is finally accepting that they have to move on this issue'

The IMO say they welcome the “belated engagement” of the HSE on the issue of junior doctors’ working hours.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Monday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours IMO

EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours

The IMO says it plans to outline “the HSE’s ongoing failure to comply with the European Working Time Directive” when it meets the Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks Opinion

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement Opinion

Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement

Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly Working Hours

Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly

The Minister for Health says Ireland can only follow EU rules on working hours for doctors if they’re paid less.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks? Croke Park II

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?

The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…

From TheJournal.ie Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work Best Places This post contains images

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work

Is your life out of balance? How about moving to one of these countries…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland might not have longest working hours but it's EU fifth most productive Hard Workers

Ireland might not have longest working hours but it's EU fifth most productive

Remember last week’s table of EU average working hours where Ireland fell outside the top 20th? Our productivity ranking is much, much better…

From TheJournal.ie Guess who has the longest working week in EU… Work Can't Wait

Guess who has the longest working week in EU…

Ireland doesn’t even make the top 20 of longest average working hours from April to June this year – but neither does Germany in a list that blows Merkel’s ‘lazy Greeks’ stereotype out of the water.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How many hours a week do you work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many hours a week do you work?

With staff at the European Parliament refusing to work for a 40-hour week, we’re wondering how much time readers of TheJournal.ie spend with their noses to the grindstone…

AER LINGUS has been served formal notice by cabin crew of plans to strike from 25 August.

The cabin crew’s union, IMPACT, has said that staff will refuse to work new rosters that have been set out by management from that date and will instead revert to the scheduling being adhered to up to the end of June.

IMPACT repeated their intention to strike only if disciplinary action is taken against their members for working to their original contracts.

It appears that a dispute will arise after 25 August, however, as Aer Lingus has said that it would continue to phase in productivity measures – including the disputed rosters.

An arbitration process, chaired by Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey, is ongoing in the hope of finding a solution to the situation.

IMPACT held a briefing this morning, during which it outlined how staff will affected by the changes proposed by the airline:

Zita Wall, a senior cabin crew member, said that she would no longer be entitled to her 30-minute meal break on a working day that begins at 5am and finishes at 3pm. Wall outlined that she could make two return trips to London on a typical day.

Aer Lingus has said that it taking the notice of industrial action very seriously.