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# Industrial Action

Last month
January 2023
# Industrial Action
Retained firefighters overwhelmingly vote for strike action in dispute over crisis in service
Over 90% of Siptu members voted for strike action.
# Industrial Action
UK unveils 'minimum safety levels' law in bid to stifle strikes
The new law will require minimum levels of service during walkouts by various essential workers.
Last year
# co-ordinated campaign
Teacher unions plan ballots for industrial action over stalled pay talks
The unions noted that workers’ pay has been diminished by soaring inflation.
# Protest
Community workers strike for pay rise amid cost of living crisis
Protests were held in Galway, Waterford and Dublin, calling for the first pay increase for care and community workers in 14 years.
# Trains
More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week
The union said there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations on pay, jobs and conditions.
# Dispute
Talks to resume at Bausch and Lomb as Siptu suspends industrial action
Staff held two-hour work stoppages at the plant last weekend.
Junior doctors vote 'overwhelmingly' in favour of industrial action over working conditions
The Irish Medical Organisation said it will now seek “urgent negotiations” with the Department of Health and HSE on the matter.
# Industrial Action
Bausch and Lomb management willing to meet union in bid to halt planned work stoppages
The action is due to start at the company’s Waterford plant tomorrow.
# Industrial Action
'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'
Non-consultant hospital doctors are currently balloting on whether to take industrial action over their working conditions.
# Industrial Action
Medical scientists to suspend strike action tomorrow and enter talks in Labour Court
The MLSA, Department of Health and HSE are all set to engage in talks in the Labour Court tomorrow.
# Strike
Medical scientists to take two more days of industrial action this week
A further three days are planned if progress isn’t made this week.
# Pay Claim
'We have to do this': Medical scientists seeking pay parity say strike action was their last resort
One scientist told The Journal that staff feel “burnt-out” due to working mandatory overtime rosters, with many leaving the profession.
# Doctors
IMO's non-consultant hospital doctors to ballot for industrial action
A survey published today shows that 96% of NCHDs have been required to work over 48 hours a week.
# Drew Harris
Proposed changes to Garda roster postponed amid fears of industrial action
The changes have been pushed back until at least late March.
All time
ESB claims strike by Independent Workers Union is unlawful
The IWU are taking the action over a claimed lack of consultation on outsourced work to the private sector.
# Industrial Action
Taoiseach informed that Debenhams workers rejected Labour Court proposal by 91%
Workers had been “shocked” and “disappointed” at the proposal for a €3m education and training fund.
Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.
# teaching union
ASTI members vote to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns
The union president said teachers are “demanding that the government step up” and provide solutions.
# forsa
School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November
The move was announced by trade union Fórsa, which represents more than 1,000 school secretaries.
# Secretaries
School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks
Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month?
Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland will strike on Tuesday 4 February.
# Waiting Lists
'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.
# Redundancy
Siptu and Unite members in Virgin Media vote to take industrial action
Virgin Media said it has not received any notification from the unions.
# University pay
Strikes over pay and conditions to hit a number of third-level institutions
Lecturers in Irish third levels to picket in February, while those in Northern Ireland are in the middle of an eight-day dispute.
# virgin media
Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action
It was reported in recent weeks that the company may cut up to 65 jobs in the next month.
# Speed Cameras
Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC
The dispute centres on pay, working conditions and union recognition.
Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants
“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”
# GoSafe
Speed camera operators plan further strike action after rejecting pay proposals
Trade union Siptu said its members employed by GoSafe are planning further industrial action on 7 November.
# Speed Cameras
Disruption to be 'minimised' ahead of GoSafe strike this weekend
The strike by some GoSafe workers will begin tomorrow morning.
# Industrial Action
Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'
The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.
# Work Stoppage
GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend
The work stoppage centres around a dispute over working conditions and union recognition.
# teacher strike
Second level teachers have voted for industrial action over 'pay discrimination'
Schools could be affected by teachers’ strike if Government doesn’t take action on two-tier pay.
# Secretaries
School secretaries prepare for industrial action this Friday after talks break down
The union’s head of education, Andy Pike, said the department didn’t offer any credible proposals.
# forsa
School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions
Most school secretaries are not paid by the Department of Education directly.
# Up In The Air
Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon
A 48 hour strike is planned from 12am on Thursday morning.
# Industrial Action
High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike
Their trade union served notice last week of plans for 48 hours of strike action from midnight on 22 August.
# 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.
# Industrial Action
UK Ryanair pilots vote for two days of strike action
The industrial action will take place on 23 August and 4 September.
# overtime ban
Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening
The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.