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#FRONTLINE WORKERS

# frontline-workers - Today's News

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Tax-free Payment
# Tax-free Payment

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

5 hours ago 9,428 Views 16 Comments

The health minister says he hopes the majority of the payments will be made before Christmas.

# frontline-workers - Last month October 2022

Trade union asks Health Minister to extend Covid-19 payment to contracted frontline workers
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Trade union asks Health Minister to extend Covid-19 payment to contracted frontline workers

Oct 21st 2022, 10:24 PM 14,154 Views 7 Comments

The criteria does not currently include workers exployed by external companies.

# frontline-workers - This year 2022

€100,000 to be given to families of healthcare staff who died due to Covid-19 through work
# RIP
# RIP

€100,000 to be given to families of healthcare staff who died due to Covid-19 through work

Sep 13th 2022, 7:04 PM 21,736 Views 29 Comments

The Minister for Health said the scheme “offers some support from the state to provide for the family’s needs”.

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:50 AM 16,615 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 1:18 PM 19,303 Views 5 Comments

The HPSC reports that 22 healthcare workers have died having contracted Covid.

# frontline-workers - Last year 2021

Infection rate among healthcare staff moving in 'wrong direction' as INMO calls for booster doses
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Infection rate among healthcare staff moving in 'wrong direction' as INMO calls for booster doses

Oct 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 25,750 Views 30 Comments

More than 1,800 healthcare workers are currently on Covid-related leave.

Poll: Should the government pay a pandemic bonus to all frontline workers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government pay a pandemic bonus to all frontline workers?

Sep 30th 2021, 9:48 AM 45,202 Views 110 Comments

There have been calls to expand any bonus payment to other frontline workers.

Poll: Do you think frontline workers should get a pandemic bonus?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think frontline workers should get a pandemic bonus?

Sep 24th 2021, 10:20 AM 54,095 Views 129 Comments

The government has yet to provide exact timelines or details for the introduction of the bonus.

France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:12 PM 19,491 Views 29 Comments

The citizenship application process usually takes around two years in France.

Retail workers being docked pay or have to 'pay back' time to attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Retail workers being docked pay or have to 'pay back' time to attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 78,379 Views 81 Comments
  • One 28-year-old retail worker told The Journal: "We are told our wages are docked for the time we are gone for the vaccine until the time we are back."
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that it's 'in everyone's interest' for retail staff to get vaccinated, and urged employers to be more flexible.
  • Vaccines being offered to younger cohorts during the busy summer season may result in 'less-than-accommodating' work environments.
Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Opinion: 'Frontline workers are close to falling over the burnout cliff'

Apr 7th 2021, 11:59 AM 23,419 Views 28 Comments

Johnny Moran of Trauma Response Network Ireland outlines the key signs of trauma burnout in essential workers.

Mobile coffee truck claims it was threatened with prosecution after offering free drinks to frontline workers
# Limerick
# Limerick

Mobile coffee truck claims it was threatened with prosecution after offering free drinks to frontline workers

Feb 17th 2021, 9:13 PM 58,739 Views 0 Comments

Hook & Ladder has been offering free teas/coffees to frontline workers over the past year.

# frontline-workers - All time

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?

Nov 29th 2020, 8:00 PM 30,133 Views 20 Comments

Dr Philip Kieran addresses the issue of crisis fatigue and offers some helpful ways to counteract it.

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 4:00 PM 36,917 Views 43 Comments

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating

Jul 14th 2020, 7:38 AM 53,991 Views 30 Comments

Dr Rachel McNamara describes her experience of working on the frontline in the past few months. She says it’s hard not to view the easing of restrictions with anything but trepidation.

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:10 PM 145,388 Views 175 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

Frontline healthcare workers could have childcare provided in their homes
# Proposal
# Proposal

Frontline healthcare workers could have childcare provided in their homes

Apr 30th 2020, 9:16 PM 19,410 Views 16 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan wrote to Simon Harris about the potential for “registered childcare workers [to] provide support” in a healthcare worker’s home.

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases

Apr 26th 2020, 2:27 PM 31,407 Views 23 Comments

An extra €1.1 million is being made available.

Dogs Trust offers temporary foster care scheme for frontline healthcare workers' dogs during pandemic
# Foster Dogs
# Foster Dogs

Dogs Trust offers temporary foster care scheme for frontline healthcare workers' dogs during pandemic

Apr 16th 2020, 7:55 AM 17,889 Views 10 Comments

For healthcare workers working longer hours during the crisis this scheme offers “peace of mind”, Dogs Trust said.

The Firefighter: 'It's never a good time to have a fire in your home, but Christmas is especially upsetting'
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

The Firefighter: 'It's never a good time to have a fire in your home, but Christmas is especially upsetting'

Dec 25th 2014, 4:30 PM 210 Views 5 Comments

Those of us with kids will rise early to see if Santa came to visit, have some breakfast, exchange gifts and then wish our loved ones a Happy Christmas as we leave for work.

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

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

Mar 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 93 Views 93 Comments

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.

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid
# Civil Servants
# Civil Servants

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid

Mar 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 184 Views 99 Comments

New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.