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# ibec - Monday 3 December, 2012

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013
# Pay Rise
# Pay Rise

Four in ten employers to increase pay in 2013

Dec 3rd 2012, 6:50 AM 5,920 Views 11 Comments

Three quarters of companies with occupational sick pay schemes said the potential impact of a statutory scheme would result in a revision of existing sick pay and benefit entitlements.

# ibec - Saturday 1 December, 2012

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions
# Who Pays?
# Who Pays?

What should the government do about sick pay? Here's three suggestions

Dec 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 7,660 Views 31 Comments

The government has made it clear that it isn’t happy to keep footing the bill for employee sick pay – so we’ve asked Sinn Féin, TASC and IBEC what they think should be done about it.

# ibec - Friday 16 November, 2012

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employers be liable for sick pay?

Nov 16th 2012, 10:23 AM 13,110 Views 75 Comments

Who should pay?

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Statutory sick pay 'could threaten 42 per cent of businesses' - IBEC

Nov 16th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,205 Views 23 Comments

The employers’ group publishes a survey saying almost half of all firms believe paying sick employees could affect their sustainability.

# ibec - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

UPDATE: Aer Lingus welcomes withdrawal of SIPTU strike threat
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

UPDATE: Aer Lingus welcomes withdrawal of SIPTU strike threat

Nov 14th 2012, 4:20 PM 4,411 Views 15 Comments

Shop stewards from the union at Aer Lingus met today to discuss clarifications of a proposal by employers’ body IBEC and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists
# Sugary Drinks
# Sugary Drinks

Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists

Nov 14th 2012, 8:25 AM 6,222 Views 32 Comments

While food industry representatives say that a tax would hit consumers, dentists question the health benefits of it.

# ibec - Monday 12 November, 2012

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation
# Jobs Report
# Jobs Report

IBEC cautiously optimistic on job creation

Nov 12th 2012, 10:56 AM 2,184 Views 4 Comments

There arestill issues, however, with filling vacancies in highly-skilled positions.

# ibec - Monday 5 November, 2012

Over half a billion euro in retail stock stolen every year - Retail Ireland
# RETAIL CRIME
# RETAIL CRIME

Over half a billion euro in retail stock stolen every year - Retail Ireland

Nov 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 7,473 Views 31 Comments

More than half of retailers say they have experienced increased levels of crime in the last two years.

# ibec - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget ‘kite flying’ fuelling negativity for Irish businesses – IBEC

Oct 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,163 Views 8 Comments

The quarterly Business Sentiment Survey shows uncertainty at the Budget – and the future of the Eurozone – is taking its toll.

# ibec - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Government defeats FF Dáil motion to stop sick pay changes

Oct 24th 2012, 9:36 PM 8,949 Views 94 Comments

The Dáil voted 70-45 in favour of a Government counter-motion noting that the Cabinet hasn’t yet approved the plans.

# ibec - Monday 22 October, 2012

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

IBEC demands 'pro-jobs Budget' as forecast for 2013 is lowered

Oct 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 3,211 Views 29 Comments

The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.

# ibec - Thursday 11 October, 2012

IBEC's wish list: Stop public sector pay increments, increase working hours
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

IBEC's wish list: Stop public sector pay increments, increase working hours

Oct 11th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,714 Views 43 Comments

The calls for change come ahead of a Public Accounts Committee hearing on the Public Service Reform

# ibec - Friday 5 October, 2012

Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn's Junior Cert reforms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn's Junior Cert reforms

Oct 5th 2012, 8:48 AM 5,730 Views 50 Comments

Teachers’ unions say they weren’t consulted about the changes, while opposition parties are sceptical of their need.

# ibec - Monday 17 September, 2012

Opportunities for Irish companies in Africa highlighted in new report
# Africa
# Africa

Opportunities for Irish companies in Africa highlighted in new report

Sep 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 4,530 Views 7 Comments

IBEC’s engineering division has worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the report.

# ibec - Monday 10 September, 2012

Organisation warns of fall in planting of new forests in Ireland
# Forestry
# Forestry

Organisation warns of fall in planting of new forests in Ireland

Sep 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,814 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association has said that planting of new forests fell by 20 per cent between 2010 and 2011.

# ibec - Friday 7 September, 2012

End of film tax break would lead to job losses
# Section 481
# Section 481

End of film tax break would lead to job losses

Sep 7th 2012, 7:10 AM 4,015 Views 62 Comments

Section 481 tax relief made €2.4m for the Irish exchequer in 2011, says Film Federation.

# ibec - Monday 3 September, 2012

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC
# Pensions
# Pensions

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC

Sep 3rd 2012, 6:45 AM 4,686 Views 18 Comments

The employers’ group says allowing people to access cash from voluntary pension funds could mean a tax windfall.

# ibec - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC
# Every Cloud...
# Every Cloud...

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC

Jul 31st 2012, 6:15 AM 3,939 Views 14 Comments

The employers’ group says the economy will grow by 1 per cent next year, because a weak euro will help exports.

# ibec - Monday 30 July, 2012

Food industry could create 30,000 new jobs by 2020 - report
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Food industry could create 30,000 new jobs by 2020 - report

Jul 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,095 Views 6 Comments

Food and Drink Industry Ireland has suggested that 30,000 new jobs could be created if the sector achieves the ambitious export growth targets it proposes.

# ibec - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

IBEC to launch 'major growth plan'
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

IBEC to launch 'major growth plan'

Jul 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,060 Views 6 Comments

The group, which represents Irish business, is to provide an innovative non-Exchequer funded package of measures for the whole economy later today.

# ibec - Friday 13 July, 2012

Senator calls for introduction of technology visa
# Visas
# Visas

Senator calls for introduction of technology visa

Jul 13th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,085 Views 33 Comments

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has said technology companies in Ireland are struggling to fill vacancies due to a lack of IT talent.

# ibec - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days?

Jul 4th 2012, 11:34 AM 18,152 Views 95 Comments

Sick leave costs the Government and businesses millions every year. So should employees have to provide proof?

# ibec - Monday 25 June, 2012

Mortgage holders could be €700 better off per year, predicts IBEC
# Forecast
# Forecast

Mortgage holders could be €700 better off per year, predicts IBEC

Jun 25th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,392 Views 18 Comments

It’s good news for mortgage-holders, according to IBEC – but anyone without a mortgage will see less money in their pocket this year.

# ibec - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Opinion: ‘Rejection could force Ireland to greater austerity’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: ‘Rejection could force Ireland to greater austerity’

May 12th 2012, 8:00 AM 22 Views 161 Comments

On a ‘Yes’ vote: IBEC Director General Danny McCoy says that voting against the fiscal compact could bring dangerous economic instability and uncertainty.

# ibec - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Economy to grow by 1 per cent in 2012, says IBEC
# Economy
# Economy

Economy to grow by 1 per cent in 2012, says IBEC

May 8th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,864 Views 22 Comments

Despite the government cutting its forecast for Ireland’s growth this year, IBEC says the economy will pick up.

# ibec - Monday 30 April, 2012

And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway
# Referendum
# Referendum

And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway

Apr 30th 2012, 7:19 AM 1,614 Views 39 Comments

The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.

# ibec - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

St Patrick's weekend sales up on last year but retailers remain pessimistic
# Retail
# Retail

St Patrick's weekend sales up on last year but retailers remain pessimistic

Mar 21st 2012, 6:30 AM 2,194 Views 7 Comments

In its latest business sentiment survey, Retail Ireland has conveyed a pessimistic outlook among retailers for the months ahead.

# ibec - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Most shops in Dublin to remain open on St Patrick’s Day
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Most shops in Dublin to remain open on St Patrick’s Day

Mar 14th 2012, 10:40 AM 7,333 Views 14 Comments

A survey by retail Ireland reveals that nearly three-quarters of outlets in the capital plan to remain open this Saturday.

# ibec - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Vita Cortex workers set for talks at Labour Relations Commission
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Vita Cortex workers set for talks at Labour Relations Commission

Mar 13th 2012, 10:32 AM 913 Views 9 Comments

Representatives of the 32 staff – whose sit-in enters its 90th day today – will attend talks at the LRC beginning today.

# ibec - Monday 12 March, 2012

Business confidence improving significantly, says IBEC
# Two-Speed Economy
# Two-Speed Economy

Business confidence improving significantly, says IBEC

Mar 12th 2012, 7:10 AM 1,425 Views 9 Comments

About three in 10 exporters plan to recruit extra staff in the next three months.

# ibec - Thursday 1 March, 2012

SIPTU rejects 'derisory' offer for Vita Cortex workers
# Protest
# Protest

SIPTU rejects 'derisory' offer for Vita Cortex workers

Mar 1st 2012, 8:35 AM 1,175 Views 2 Comments

The union said that the amount offered in redundancy payments was an insult to the workers who have been occupying the factory since December.

# ibec - Monday 27 February, 2012

Business leaders back EU fiscal compact treaty - IBEC survey
# EU Treaty
# EU Treaty

Business leaders back EU fiscal compact treaty - IBEC survey

Feb 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 890 Views 7 Comments

A survey by the employers group also found strong support for Ireland’s continued membership of the eurozone.

# ibec - Monday 20 February, 2012

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses

Feb 20th 2012, 6:46 PM 6,558 Views 43 Comments

The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.

# ibec - Monday 30 January, 2012

IBEC downgrades growth forecast amid ‘challenging’ conditions
# Growth
# Growth

IBEC downgrades growth forecast amid ‘challenging’ conditions

Jan 30th 2012, 7:10 AM 683 Views 1 Comment

The business group believes the economy will not live up to Department of Finance predictions this year.

# ibec - Monday 9 January, 2012

IBEC: Pay rise expectations for 2012 are unrealistic
# Recession
# Recession

IBEC: Pay rise expectations for 2012 are unrealistic

Jan 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,143 Views 27 Comments

Pay expectations need to reflect current economic realities, says the group which represents Irish business.

# ibec - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Retailers pessimistic about 2012, says IBEC
# Retail
# Retail

Retailers pessimistic about 2012, says IBEC

Dec 29th 2011, 2:34 PM 1,668 Views 9 Comments

Despite positive sales this Christmas, retailers are “pessimistic” about the year ahead, says Retail Ireland, which describes their overall mood as “grim”.

# ibec - Friday 2 December, 2011

All agency workers have new pay rights from next week, Bruton confirms
# Agency Workers
# Agency Workers

All agency workers have new pay rights from next week, Bruton confirms

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:48 AM 1,636 Views 0 Comments

The move has been welcomed by unions but faced criticism from employers – who claim it will put jobs at risk.

# ibec - Monday 28 November, 2011

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget

Nov 28th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,061 Views 2 Comments

Retail Ireland has called on the government not to increase excise duty and not to shift the payment of sick leave onto employers in the Budget next week.