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# Industrial Action

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Public transport in Northern Ireland suspended today due to strike action
The X1 bus service from Dublin-Belfast and the Enterprise train are affected.
October 2023
Why are 5,000 community and voluntary health workers taking indefinite strike action tomorrow?
The industrial action is backed by several unions.
Crunch talks at WRC today ahead of health and community workers' strike tomorrow
Up to 5,000 workers have voted to strike “indefinitely” from tomorrow.
Radiographers in Galway hospitals vote for imminent industrial action
Radiographers say their workload has increased significantly due to problems recruiting and retaining new staff.
HSE managerial and admin staff begin industrial action
The staff not be working outside of their contracted hours or do any work relating to publishing the service’s statistics.
Explainer: Why are gardaí taking industrial action?
Gardaí will withdraw from doing overtime for five days this month, including Halloween. But how did it come to this?
Gardaí to begin withdrawing overtime in first of five Tuesdays of industrial action
They will enter a de facto work-to-rule by not working overtime on Budget Day, Halloween night and three other dates in October.
This year
Thousands of local authority workers begin industrial action today
Participating local authority staff will no longer respond to queries from politicians.
Retained firefighters vote to accept WRC proposals to resolve industrial dispute
Retained firefighters had been engaged in industrial action between June and mid-August.
French air traffic controllers consider strike action during Rugby World Cup
Ireland are due to play Tonga the day after the suggested strike action.
French air traffic controllers consider strike action during Rugby World Cup
Ireland are due to play Tonga the day after the suggested strike action.
Retained firefighters to suspend industrial action today after talks at WRC
Retained firefighters have been engaged in industrial action since June but will return to their regular duties at midday.
Health and social workers in eight areas to strike over career progression dispute
Those going on strike include physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.
Siptu asks Govt whether retained firefighters' dole payments have been 'deliberately blocked'
The union has written to Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys to question whether their members are being punished for taking industrial action.
Retained firefighters to escalate industrial action over staffing issues
This coming Saturday, retained firefighters will ‘go dark’ and have ‘no internal communications with management other than life saving information’.
"Something has to change": Retained firefighters call for complete overhaul of service
A report by
Steven Fox
Firefighters across Ireland have been striking to try and resolve critical issues within the service
Emerald Airlines pilot industrial action suspended ahead of Fórsa and airline management meeting
Fórsa had issued notice to Emerald Airlines of a 24-hour work stoppage which was due to take place this Friday.
Retained firefighters to resume strike action after rejecting Labour Court recommendations
The suspension on strike action will now be lifted and it will commence at every fire station from Wednesday, 26 July.
Several Irish flights cancelled as strikes take place in Italy
The strike by ground crew left some 250,000 travellers stranded in one of the world’s top tourist spots.
Pilots at Emerald Airlines to begin industrial action today due to 'ongoing trade dispute'
Last week, 82% of members balloted voted in favour of industrial action.
Retained firefighters begin industrial action over recruitment and retention issues
During the campaign of industrial action, members are due to restrict their work to only responding to emergency calls.
Local authorities are not prepared for strikes by water and firefighting workers, Siptu warns
Staff in local firefighting and water divisions are to stage separate strikes starting next week.
Firefighters should ensure safety of public not 'put at risk' in event of industrial action
The Local Government Management Agency has written to Siptu regarding planned industrial action.
Retained Firefighters to begin industrial action on 6 June with possibility of strike
Rolling work stoppages are scheduled to commence during the following week with an all-out strike set for 20 June if the dispute has not been resolved.
Flagship shows off air as BBC Northern Ireland journalists go on strike on count day
Election coverage is due to resume tomorrow following the strike action.
Industrial action by ICU nurses in University Hospital Limerick suspended
It follows the agreement of a proposal between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and UHL.
Limerick Hospital ICU nurses call for two beds to close until more staff are recruited
The nurses, who are members of the INMO, are now taking work-to-rule industrial action.
Ambulance workers vote for strike action over delays to proposed pay reforms
A proposed new pay scale has not been implemented despite negotiations.
'I was punched in the face': ED nurse on why there's no appetite for strike but it may be 'only way'
Dublin-based nurse Moira Wynne said that the lack of homecare for older people is affecting the entire health service.
National Ambulance Service personnel to ballot on strike action
The dispute centres around proposed new work structures.
Firefighters in Cork start industrial action claiming 'staff shortages' are posing safety risks
Firefighters say intent to continue to stage protests and also to escalate their industrial action if necessary.
England's NHS set for 'most disruptive industrial action' in history as junior doctors strike
Up to a quarter of a million appointments could be postponed, according to the NHS Confederation.
Two days of planned work stoppages by Go Ahead Ireland bus staff have been suspended
The work stoppages by employees of the private bus operator were scheduled to take place on 1 and 8 March.
Two 24-hour work stoppages by Go Ahead employees to take place in March
The work stoppages, which at least 270 members are expected to take part in, will to take place on 1 and 8 March.
UK faces 'hugely disrupted day' as biggest strike action in NHS history takes place
Nurses and ambulance staff are walking out together for the first time.
Retained firefighters overwhelmingly vote for strike action in dispute over crisis in service
Over 90% of Siptu members voted for strike 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
Teacher unions plan ballots for industrial action over stalled pay talks
The unions noted that workers’ pay has been diminished by soaring inflation.
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.
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.