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# ballot

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# teaching strike
Teachers’ Union of Ireland to hold industrial action ballot in September if pay not improved
Possible industrial action would be co-ordinated with other public sector unions should such a deal not be forthcoming.
# Junior Doctors
IMO commence ballot for industrial action for junior doctors over contracting issues
Junior doctors are “demoralised, frustrated, angry and want change,” the IMO claims.
All time
# Debenhams
Mandate says Debenhams deal close after months of protests while liquidator says 'progress being made'
Debenhams workers have been protesting for a number of months for a fair redundancy settlement.
# forsa
Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions
Trade union Fórsa criticised the approach taken by Aer Lingus.
# virgin media
Siptu announces it is to ballot its Virgin Media members over industrial action
The action may include striking.
Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants
“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”
# Go Safe
Speed camera operators vote to go on strike
Trade union Siptu said members employed by GoSafe overwhelmingly backed striking today.
# Ryanair
Trade union Fórsa agrees to attend mediation talks over Ryanair pilots' dispute
Ryanair pilots in Ireland voted in favour of industrial action last Friday.
# Ryanair
Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote in favour of industrial action
Of the directly employed Ryanair pilots based in Ireland, 94% backed striking.
INMO recommends members accept Labour Court recommendations
A ballot of INMO members will be held between 11 and 25 March.
# teachers pay
INTO rejects government's pay proposals for teachers recruited since 2011
Members of the union will now be balloted on industrial action.
# Ryanair
Ryanair pilots in Ireland to strike on Thursday 12 July
Ryanair said it was “disappointed” by the strike action and called it “unnecessary”.
# Explainer
Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum
There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.
# ballot
Largest Bus Éireann union votes to accept Labour Court recommendations
Their acceptance means that no further strike action is likely at the service in the near-future.
# Bus Eireann
School bus drivers to be asked if they want to join strike action
Bus Éireann workers have been striking for eight days now – but school services hadn’t been affected.
Four Tesco stores vote to join strike, six vote against
From Monday, 20 stores will be subject to industrial action.
# Transport
Bus Éireann Unite members vote unanimously to strike
The state-run transport service has announced a range of cost-cutting measures.
# lack of ambulances
Dublin Fire Brigade to be balloted on strike action
Siptu says a lack of ambulances means firefighters are overworked and under-resourced.
# trouble ahead
Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'
Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.
# Dispute
Gardaí vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pay
The ballot results were announced this morning.
# to the voting booths
We've been promised four referendums - but not one on abortion
Instead, a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ will be able to make recommendations to the Dáil on issues like the Eighth Amendment.
# ballot
Robbie Keane did NOT vote for Lionel Messi to win this year's Ballon d'Or
Meanwhile, Irish manager Martin O’Neill nominated Eden Hazard as one of his picks.
# planes trains automobiles
People are coming #HomeToVote and it's making Ireland fierce emotional
Chopping a giant onion here, sorry.
# Strike
'Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff - that will end'
Voluntary duties are to be withdrawn from prison officers under industrial action voted on yesterday.
# ballot
Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president
Stavros Dimas received votes 168 today from parliament’s 300 seats — short of the 180 votes needed to win.
# ballot
'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election
Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.
# Christmas
Union insists no plans for Christmas strike as Aer Lingus cabin crew vote on action
Impact has issued a new ballot on industrial action following legal advice.
# ballot
Ukrainian voters head to the polls in snap elections for a new parliament
Iti’s expected the egislature filled with reformers and nationalists backing President Petro Poroshenko’s drive to bring Ukraine closer to the West.
# ballot
Staff in six of Dublin's major hospitals vote for strike action
The pay and roster dispute involves hospital porters, catering operatives, laboratory assistants and CSSD Technicians.
# choo choo flu
Irish Rail staff could strike over proposed pay cuts
Members of the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union are waiting to see if Irish Rail will proceed with proposed pay cuts.
# ballot
Irish Rail staff to have their say on proposed cuts
The result of a SIPTU ballot is expected to be known on 11 July.
# Impact
Hospital workers ballot in support of industrial ballot, but might not affect services
The action involves five hospitals in the Limerick group.
# ballot
SIPTU members at Irish Rail to vote on new proposals
The ballot will start on Thursday and will be counted next month.
# what's the question?
Ballot papers unchanged since 1963 need to be 'modernised'
The format of referendum ballot papers has remained largely unchanged for over 50 years.
# Going nowhere
Irish Rail workers vote for industrial action but don't want to strike
SIPTU said industrial action will only happen if changes to pay and conditions are implemented without agreement.
# Big Phil
"We have to be more sensitive, obviously" --- Phil Hogan's response to Election 2014
The Environment Minister acknowledged that “people are hurting” but said that after three years of tough decisions “you expect people not to be rewarding you for that”.
# selfless acts
Selfies in the polling booth are a bad idea, says Department
Consider yourselves warned… Yes, that includes you, Taoiseach.
# Pay Cuts
SIPTU to vote on strike action at Irish Rail
Irish Rail said that the failure to implement cost saving measures will result in redundancies and the closure of some lines.
# Liadh Ní Riada
SF Ireland South candidate: "We have to put up with the fact that we're part of Europe"
Liadh Ní Riada says she’s determined to work within the structures of the EU to help Ireland access further funds for job creation.
# Retrospective
Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?