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# Labour Court

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# Fishing industry
Underpaid and overworked: The serious allegations by migrant fishers to the WRC
Analysis of cases heard by Workplace Relations Commission paint grim picture.
Fishers took cases against vessel owners, with some awarded thousands in compensation
Findings include 72-hour working weeks, forging of mandatory employment records and unfair dismissal
# Labour Court
Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks
The three days of strike action planned for next week have all been suspended, say the MLSA.
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# Hyde and Seek
Creche which featured in Prime Time exposé appeals order to pay €12,800 to whistleblower
The owners claim they never received a protected disclosure.
# 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.
# Labour Court
Striking Debenhams workers 'shocked' at recommendation for €3m training fund
Former staff with the company have been protesting since April.
# essential workers
SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase
A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.
# Labour Court
'We've been waiting for 12 years': Hundreds of Community Employment supervisors strike over pension rights
They want the incoming government to implement a Labour Court recommendation issued in 2008 that a pension scheme be put in place for them.
# Labour Court
Dublin City Council workers miss average of 10 to 12 days a year through absenteeism
The Labour Court heard that the average absenteeism in the Council is approximately 5%.
# SIPTU
Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work
The issue went to the Labour Court after a resolution couldn’t be reached at the WRC.
# Pay increase
Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys
However, 2.25% falls short of the 3.4% increase that the Mandate union was seeking on behalf of its members.
# WIT
College lecturer who was told how male students 'would do her' awarded €10k for sexual harassment
Waterford Institute of Technology was ordered to pay compensation for not doing enough to prevent the sexual harassment.
# islamic spokesperson
Ali Selim awarded €7.5k as Labour Court rules he was unfairly dismissed by Trinity College Dublin
Dr Selim claimed he was fired due to a controversy which broke out over comments he made on RTÉ in 2018.
# Exclusive
Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'
Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.
# Unfair Dismissals Act
State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law
A ruling last month found that an employee of the State of Kuwait could take a case under Irish law.
# 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.
# Labour Court
Mayo retailer to pay €20,000 to woman who was unfairly dismissed in dispute over 12 ham slices
Details of the case was heard at the Labour Court.
# nurses strike
Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute
Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.
# Labour Court
'No longer anything to fear': INMO calls on members to accept proposals to resolve pay strike
It follows a Labour Court recommendation in the INMO’s favour.
# nurses strike
Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal
The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.
# CE workers
Hundreds of employment scheme supervisors to strike over 11-year-old claim for pension rights
CE scheme supervisors will stage a 10-hour stoppage over the court’s recommendation from 2008 about their pension rights.
# INTO
European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination
Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.
# NURSING DISPUTE
INMO recommends members accept Labour Court recommendations
A ballot of INMO members will be held between 11 and 25 March.
# TUI
'There are always consequences': Minister responds to claim teachers may seek pay rise following recommendation on nurses
The ongoing nurses’ strike was suspended on Monday following a Labour Court recommendation on pay and conditions.
# Back to Work
Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020
Finance Minister Donohoe has said that the Labour Court recommendations are “consistent with the public sector stability agreement”.
# INMO
Strike days by nurses have been suspended after Labour Court intervention
This evening’s Labour Court recommendation includes a number of proposals.
# Overturned
Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000
The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court this week.
# tourism and transport
Aer Lingus was told to pay thousands to workers 'in limbo' after a restructuring of its food unit
The airline rejigged its catering set-up before it was bought by IAG.
# Labour Court
Tesco worker fired after removing bottle of wine worth less than €20 from store
Although the retail worker successfully sued the supermarket, the Labour Court found she contributed to her dismissal.
# Workplace
Tesco worker 'sent home because of his beard' awarded €2.5k following Labour Court hearing
The man maintained he always kept his beard neat and tidy, and he should not have been suspended.
# misgivings
Labour Court overturns €39k payout for worker despite HSE's 'entirely unsatisfactory approach'
The Labour Court was scathing in its assessment of how the HSE handles such cases.
# Labour Court
Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down
Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.
# Work
Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff has been slapped down
Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.
# Labour Court
SNAs at Dublin school to get €650 gift vouchers to carry out toileting duties for special needs pupils
The Labour Court made the recommendation as a measure to halt the dispute between SNAs and Scoil Muchua.
# Work
Sennheiser has been told to offer better redundancy payouts to staff being axed in Offaly
The electronics manufacturer is culling 65 jobs at its Tullamore facility.
# Job Losses
Coca-Cola has been told to pay 'winding down' fees to sacked Kildare workers
The soft drinks giant is closing its Athy factory and moving production to Mayo.
# cooler bags
Luas drivers could take industrial action because new routes are messing with their lunch
Trade union Siptu has taken operator Transdev to the Labour Court over the ‘cooler bag’ dispute.
# Unfair Dismissal
Boss who told woman being sick was 'no problem' and fired her a week later ordered to pay her €10,000
The company in question did not appear at the Labour Court hearing regarding the woman’s complaint.
# Work Etiquette
A beauty therapist sacked for friending clients on Facebook has been awarded €10,000
The worker at the clinic in Howth was also accused of taking company property without permission.
# Labour Court
After a long running dispute, 999 operators have secured a pay increase
The Labour Court recommended the workers be paid €11.50 an hour immediately, and €12.50 an hour by June.
# brennans bakery
Bakery says it dismissed worker for making chewing gum 'stick man'
The worker claimed in the Labour Court that this wasn’t the real reason for his dismissal.