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# Industrial Relations

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March 2023
# Dispute
'Unnecessary': Drew Harris criticises middle-ranking officers over plan to picket Garda HQ
Both Leo Varadkar and Commissioner Drew Harris were speaking at the opening of a new garda station in Dublin earlier today.
# agsi
Garda sergeants and inspectors to hold 'day of action' next week over rosters dispute
Both the AGSI and the GRA had voted against accepting new working time arrangements for gardaí.
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# raco
Irish military officer group declares Defence Forces 'moving in wrong direction'
RACO will host Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and military top brass in Naas.
# Public Sector Pay
90% Garda rank and file vote in favour of new Building Momentum pay deal
The deal will mean pay increases of 6.5% over the next 12 months, spread across three increments.
# work time row
Crisis meeting at Garda Headquarters ends without resolution on rosters dispute
The dispute centres around a new proposed roster which both the GRA and AGSI have rejected.
# Industrial Relations
Middle garda ranks in three counties reject new roster proposal but agree to back pay increase
Gardaí cite cost of living and work life balance for reasons to reject new roster.
# Industrial Relations
Rank and file gardaí formally reject proposed new roster citing cost of living
The roster dispute is also running in tandem with difficult public sector pay talks.
# Industrial Relations
Garda groups meet Commissioner over roster proposal dispute
The roster dispute comes as gardaí and other public sector workers are engaged in a pay talks.
# blue strife
Gardaí to vote on new roster proposal as GRA expresses 'serious concern'
Rank-and-file members advised new working roster is ‘adverse’ to garda employment conditions.
# Industrial Relations
'We have lost faith': Military officers vote overwhelmingly for membership of trade union group
Defence Forces Officers voted 85% in favour of joining the trade union body.
# Industrial Relations
Industrial relations clash looms as Garda members protest post-Covid shift pattern changes
Gardaí are working to keep the system which was introduced over the Covid emergency.
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Unions refer pandemic bonus request for health workers to Labour Court
The HSE said that it is expected that the recognition issue will be addressed in the autumn.
# Industrial Relations
Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.
# soldier's pay
Rank-and-file soldiers formally accept Public Service Pay Commission recommendations
Minister of State Paul Kehoe said it will result in immediate benefits for members.
# Industrial Action
Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court
Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.
# equal pay for equal work
Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move
The union will meet next Wednesday to agree on a ballot for industrial action, up to and including a strike.
# unrest
'Your move': Seven cabin crew unions write to Ryanair shareholders demanding an end to unrest
The letter sent to the shareholders was signed on behalf of seven cabin crew unions – two Spanish, two Belgian and, two Italian and one Portuguese.
# Industrial Relations
Ryanair told striking cabin crew in Portugal their actions would affect their promotion prospects
The airline has since apparently reversed tack on that approach.
# Industrial Relations
Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands
After agreeing pay increases with the airline, staff representatives are pushing for a piece of the pie.
# Industrial Relations
Services giant Noonan is fighting a pay-restoration push so it can 'remain competitive'
Specialist industrial cleaners at the company wanted to fully restore a 5% reduction from five years ago.
# Plane sailing
Ryanair will also recognise cabin crew unions
The company announced last week it would be recognising pilot unions.
# Labour Court
The world's biggest security firm is refusing to improve redundancy payouts for Irish staff
G4S cut workers after moving some operations from Dublin to Belfast.
# Industrial Relations
Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report
Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.
# Industrial Relations
Keelings and a group of workers have fallen out over a crackdown on sick days
The fruit firm’s logistics arm has been accused of taking a ‘blanket approach’ to absenteeism – a claim it denies.
# Industrial Relations
Bus Éireann staff vote to accept Labour Court recommendations
Siptu and Unite staff have voted to accept the recommendations.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the secondary picketing in the Bus Éireann strike?
It’s affecting Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services.
# Day 2
Bus Éireann strike latest: Heavy traffic reported on many routes this afternoon
The all-out strike is now in its second day.
# Pay deal
Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail
Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, want efficiency improvements before they implement the pay deal. Workers say that’s not what was agreed.
# Dispute
'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts
Plans to cut overtime emerged last week and unions have warned people in rural areas would be particularly affected.
# Your Say
Poll: Did this year's industrial dispute make you lose confidence in gardaí?
Politicians and the Garda Commissioner said the action would change things – we want to know what you think.
# Transport
CityJet pilots vote for strike and warn they will ground airline before Christmas
However, the Dublin-based company has said that there will be no disruption to flights.
# Lansdowne Road
Pressure increases on government as unions set a six-day deadline
Union groups Siptu and ICTU have said that the Lansdowne Road agreement is no longer relevant after the garda pay deal.
# thin blue line
With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies
Garda representatives say it is highly likely the strikes will go ahead, claiming the government has left them with no other option.
# Industrial Relations
Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures
Minister for Education Richard Bruton says they’d need seven weeks to put a contingency in place. .
# Strike
Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action
ASTI members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an industrial action.
# Your Say
Poll: After the Dublin Bus pay deal, do you feel you deserve a pay rise?
Should a rising tide lift all boats?
# Trouble Brewing
ESB pay rise likely to stir unrest among public sector workers
ESB workers have been offered a 5.5% pay rise over the next two and a half years.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Are Luas drivers really paid more than junior doctors?’s FactCheck is back. And we’re stepping into the country’s biggest argument at the moment.
# Pay increase
Luas drivers say they're definitely going on strike next month
“The company failed to show any initiative in the effort to find an agreed resolution to the dispute,” the union said.
# Banking
Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike
The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.