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# Consent
Law Reform Commission recommends changes to laws surrounding consent in rape cases
The commission is calling for the introduction of a new ‘objective’ test.
# Labour Relations Commission
Irish Water workers set to keep fighting for bonuses
A spokesperson for SIPTU confirmed on RTÉ today that the workers would be going to the Labour Relations Commission over unpaid bonuses.
# Tenders
Can talks prevent the next bus strike, or is the situation 'out of control'?
Further talks between unions and management are due to be held today.
# Dispute
Iarnród Éireann says there's 'no basis' for possible train driver strike
The NBRU said it will move to ballot train drivers for industrial action.
# Bus Eireann
Privatisation of bus routes stalled to allow for further talks with unions
Both Siptu and the NBRU are opposed to the move.
# deal reached
Low paid Irish Life workers to get 7% pay rise
Almost 1,000 staff will get a rise and a lump sum payment.
# deal on the table
Greyhound pledges to reduce 35% pay cut and offers workers redundancy
The workers will have to vote on the proposals next week.
# halt
Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC
The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.
# strike off
Ballot of Siptu members on LRC proposals to begin next week
The agreement averted strikes on Sunday 7, Monday 8, and Sunday 21 September.
# back on track
All-Ireland train strikes called off after late-night LRC talks
The strikes were due to cause disruption on 7, 8 and 21 September.
# all summer long
Breakthrough? Greyhound workers will attend LRC tomorrow
Workers voted today to attend the talks.
# another 48 hrs
More talks at LRC today --- but train strike threat remains in place for weekend
It’s the third day of talks between management and unions. Strikes are planned for this Sunday and Monday, and later in September.
# striiiiike
I'm not intervening, says Minister --- as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again
Two more rail strikes are planned for this month, but it’s hoped a solution can be reached at LRC talks continuing this afternoon.
"No progress" today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue
SIPTU says there’s been no progress as yet, as unions and management meet to try and resolve their dispute before the next scheduled strike action.
# Industrial Relations
Labour Relations Commission wants update on Greyhound strike from SIPTU
The dispute at the company has been ongoing for two months.
Protests called off as bus routes privatisation row heads to the LRC
Siptu and the NBRU were due to take part in protests next week.
# Impact
South Dublin County Council strike called off after LRC talks
Industrial action centred on staff pay cuts at the local authority.
# Talks
LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute
Ongoing industrial dispute centres on pay cuts to council staff.
# slimming down
Employment dispute resolution: Five agencies to merge
The labour relations process had been described as “difficult to comprehend.”
# Deal Dunne
Dunnes Stores workers receive pay boost
Employees receive a wage increase, but disputes about temporary contracts and representation remain an issue
# Pay Cuts
Strike action at South Dublin County Council deferred after LRC intervention
Further industrial action, which resulted in the closure of council offices, was planned for tomorrow.
# Let's talk
Aer Lingus and Impact are sitting down this morning to try to sort out all their differences
The two will attend the Labour court in attempt to settle a long-running dispute over rosters.
# Bausch and Lomb
LRC to chair Bausch and Lomb talks
The talks are being held with a view to reaching agreement on a plan to keep the plant open and secure its future.
Mulling it over: Labour Court releases its plan to end Irish Rail dispute
The proposals set out today include pay cuts and changes to working conditions.
Plan for independent evaluation of pay ends dispute at Tyndall Institute
Staff from IFUT and Siptu had picketed on a number of occasions this year.
# negotiating table
Strike on the way? Irish Rail workers to vote on cuts
SIPTU workers are to start voting on whether or not to accept LRC proposals aimed at saving money for the company.
Iarnród Éireann workers may face pay cuts from next month
The choice on whether to accept the wage reduction lies with employees, says union.
Labour Court proposals rejected by SIPTU staff at Liebherr plant
A move aimed at resolving a pay dispute dating back to 2009 was rejected by workers at the plant.
# Truce
Marks and Spencer strike for tomorrow called off
Employees voted to accept recommendations by the Labour Court.
# emergency hearing
Labour Court to tackle M&S dispute, as threat of further pre-Christmas strike remains
Representatives from Mandate, SIPTU and M&S management will attend today’s hearing, aimed at solving a dispute over changes to the retailer’s pension scheme.
# job fears
SIPTU calls on Liebherr to "respect the industrial relations process" in pay dispute
The Labour Court last week awarded a 2.5 per cent pay increase to workers which the company say will be paid when agreement is reached on changes to work practices.
Rabbitte: ESB strike threat "out of all proportion" with staff grievances
The minister said the scheme made “marvellous progress in 2012″ and he hopes common sense will prevail at talks today.
# down to the wire
ESB workers announce ‘all-out’ strike as unions meet with mediators
The company’s Unions’ Dispute Committee says it will implement a “full withdrawal of labour” later this month, although will not be meeting the Labour Relations Committee today.
# airport dispute
Former Aer Lingus workers claim discrimination in complaint to Pensions Board
The dispute centres on over 5,000 workers who are no longer employed but are not yet in receipt of their pension.
# Deal
Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute
The deal will see five crew operating the new smaller transatlantic services with a review of operations due next summer.
# Aer Lingus
Cabin crew base closure could be averted following 5am talks breakthrough
The proposals will be put to IMPACT’s cabin crew committee at lunchtime.
# Aer Lingus
'Some progress' in talks on closure of Shannon cabin crew base
Discussions between union representatives and Aer Lingus management went on till around midnight last night.
# Shannon
LRC talks between IMPACT cabin crew and Aer Lingus adjourned
The talks commenced this week after plans to close the cabin crew base at Shannon Airport were announced.
# Working Hours
Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today
Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.
# Dispute
IMO and HSE talks suspended for the night
They will resume the talks on doctors’ hours tomorrow. There is no official news as yet of a breakthrough in talks.