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# Industrial Action

All time
A St Pat's lecturer brought her students to Tesco today to teach them about the strike
Workers at Tesco Drumcondra have been striking since Friday.
# striiiike
Tesco claims 45,000 people shopped at stores picketed by strikers
However, Mandate trade union says that the stores in question are experiencing an average loss of 80%.
# Industrial Action
'We'll be here as long as it takes': Striking Tesco workers say they're in it for the long haul
Strike action began today at eight stores and unions say more will follow.
# black and blue
What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?
Ahead of today’s projected strike in eight stores, Tesco’s controversial Project Black has the unions’ hackles up.
# strrrrrrrrrrike
10,000 support staff at nearly 40 hospitals to join nurses in industrial action on 7 March
Siptu hospital support staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action.
# Here we go again
Dublin Bus to ballot for strike action
Bus Éireann have already announced strike action in two weeks’ time.
# shock and awe
Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'
‘Indefinite’ industrial action is due to begin at some Tesco stores from Tuesday 14 February.
# charleville
Management operating Cheestrings production line during strike at Kerry Group plant
Employees at the plant are currently engaging in their third 24-hour work stoppage.
# Pay dispute
Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day
Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight.
# conflicting reports
Tesco 'disappointed' at 'inaccurate' claims by TD that 1,200 jobs are on the line
The retail giant has rejected claims by Dublin TD Joan Collins concerning potential industrial action in stores in no uncertain terms.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Shootings, stabbings, cardiac arrests: Stories of lives saved as firefighters ballot for industrial action
A pamphlet is being circulated online to highlight the importance of the work Dublin firefighters do.
More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal
Industrial action led to the closure of over 500 schools in November.
# Strike
Ross urges unions and Bus Éireann to start negotiations with "a blank sheet of paper"
“There is nothing I would like to see more than a satisfactory end to this,” said Minister Shane Ross.
# travel chaos looms
Unions say they're 'ready for battle' as Bus Éireann announces widespread pay cuts
Strike action now looks inevitable.
# Hospital overcrowding
'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.
# 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.
# Money Money Money
The gap between private pensions and public pensions has the government worried
Enda Kenny said Minister Paschal Donohoe will not deal with its strategy for public pay until the Public Pay Commission sends its report.
# 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.
# christmas miracle
Irish homecomings back on track as UK baggage handlers call off Christmas strike
Other strikes at British Airways are still scheduled for Christmas Day – but the airline has promised a full flying schedule.
# Unite
PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
Unite trade union members at the bank have rejected a Labour Court pay recommendation.
# Bausch and Lomb
Workers in Waterford to take industrial action on Christmas week over pay restoration claims
Bausch and Lomb workers agreed to a string of cost cutting measures to keep the plant viable in 2014.
# thin blue line
It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal
Three-quarters of GRA gardaí have voted to accept the Labour Court’s recommendations on pay and conditions.
# Midnight oil
After late night talks, a possible breakthrough at the ASTI teacher dispute
It’s three weeks since the current talks process began.
# Industrial Action
SIPTU has authorised its 60,000 members to ballot on industrial and strike action
The president of SIPTU said it was “honouring its commitment” to its members.
# Public Sector Pay
CSO graph captures Irish industrial relations' year of discontent
A total of 14,220 days were lost due to industrial disputes from July to September.
Opinion: How can the government prevent further strikes?
The next few months look bleak for industrial relations in the public sector, writes Dr Michelle O’Sullivan.
# Public Sector Pay
Government says it 'can only spend each euro once' as nurses to ballot for industrial action
Members reported extreme anger from nurses and midwives in the front line which sparked an appetite for industrial action.
# Garda strikes
Garda strike: Here's the deal that's being offered to gardaí
New pay deal is on the table this morning as the GRA take out ads showing the plight of its members.
Opinion: Ireland has no real plan to deal with the law and order vacuum we're facing on Friday
The garda strike poses risks to ordinary citizens and businesses, as well as to Ireland’s reputation, writes Tom Clonan.
# Strikes
'We don't need gardaí to go on strike for us to realise how special they are'
Paschal Donohoe said today that his department has put in place a “substantial arrangement and package” for gardaí.
# Workplace Relations
Getting there? Mid-ranking gardaí to join with GRA and Government in using state negotiators
12,500 gardaí are set to strike next Friday unless a solution can be found to the ongoing dispute.
# a lot more to do
ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike
Today marked the first day of strike action for teachers across the country, with over 500 schools closed.
# winter of discontent
Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes
Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.
# Macushla Revolt
'The solidarity was magnificent': The 1961 revolt that finally gave gardaí a voice
Known as the Macushla Revolt, a meeting to protest an unfair pay deal led to the dismissal of 11 gardaí.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you think is responsible for the wave of strikes?
What do you think?
# Industrial Action
Sergeants to discuss strike action at special meeting today
Earlier this month, members of the AGSI officially lodged a 16.5% pay restoration claim.
# Strike
Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action
ASTI members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an industrial action.
# strike action
Rank-and-file gardaí to withdraw labour on four dates in November
The proposed dates for the strike are November 4, 11, 18 and 25.
# Industrial Action
Surge for taxis as Dublin Bus enters strike during the weekend
Retailers are concerned about the impact the strike will have during the busiest shopping day of the week.
# Industrial Action
Dublin Bus says strikes "will have a catastrophic impact" on company's finances
The company said the current stoppage will cost €2m.