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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Overtime

Last month
March 2023
# evergreen and red
Aidan O'Shea's time is running out. I hope he finds what he's searching for
The Mayo player has enjoyed brilliant days but has also endured ridicule and crushing defeats in pursuit of his singular ambition.
Last year
# Overtime
Junior doctors to vote on deal aiming to eliminate long and unsafe working hours
Doctors have repeatedly warned current conditions are dangerous for patients and causing burnout for doctors.
All time
# garda hq
Garda overtime suspended 'with immediate effect' in a number of areas
A garda spokesperson said it was the organisation’s intention to work within the annual budget provided by government.
# Thriller
Middleton shines as high-flying Bucks withstand 55-point burst from Wizards' Beal
An overtime victory for the Milwaukee outfit on another busy night of NBA action.
# refugee programme
Garda mission to refugee camp on Syrian border cancelled at 'eleventh hour' due to overtime pay dispute
A team of eight gardaí and two sergeants was due to fly out last Friday where it would interview hundreds of refugees.
# not sorry
Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'
Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.
# Crime
Disgruntled gardaí vent anger over new digital clocking-in system at Shankill meeting
Around 50 officers attended a meeting in Shankill Garda Station on Monday evening.
# thin blue line
'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again
The Garda Commissioner said the organisation will significantly exceed the budget and this is not sustainable.
# Above and beyond
Garda overtime set to be capped across the country as payments are vastly exceeding budgets
Garda overtime for the first five months of this year has run over budget by €12 million.
# search and seizure
Drug units targeting Hutch gang unable to conduct searches as gardaí can't claim 2 hours overtime
The overtime cuts are affecting policing in the north inner city.
# Connolly Hospital
'This is the real world': Doctors and HSE to meet amid fears junior doctors won't get paid overtime at Connolly Hospital
A memo sent to doctors said “no payment will be made for working before 8am or after 5pm” for junior doctors.
# Overtime
Example of hours a garda must work to earn top overtime payments
Gardaí are working up to 100 hours a week for overtime payments of up to €68,500 .
# four days
'This effectively cripples us': Rank-and-file gardaí on what the short-term overtime ban will actually mean
Services are being pared back until next week – but how will the force be impacted?
# Budget exhausted
Varadkar tells Dáil that cost of garda overtime will be covered by next year's budget
Gardaí in Dublin had been told that “under no circumstances” is overtime to be incurred.
# Overtime
Gardaí in Dublin told overtime is cancelled because budget 'has been exhausted'
The only exceptions are Operations C-Port and Hybrid.
# payday
Garda overtime bill soars to €60.5 million for first six months of 2017
That means it has grown by 57% for January to June compared to the same period last year.
# breaking point
Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay
Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.
'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker
A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.
# Cash Money
Garda overtime rises massive 52% as pressure of battling Irish gangs takes its toll
Overtime increased by a huge extent last year with an additional €23.5 million paid out to the force’s 28 regional divisions.
# Office
Work remotely? It might make you more stressed and affect your sleep
It can also make you vulnerable to unpaid overtime, according to a UN study.
# cost cutting
'Counterproductive' - union dismayed at cash-strapped Bus Éireann's plans to cut overtime
The dire financial situation at the State-owned bus company is such that it could be declared insolvent within 18 months.
# Freedom of Information
Division by division breakdown: Over €54 million spend on garda overtime
The bill for the Dublin divisions made up 62% of the overall spend.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Garda overtime be restored in response to the latest gangland killing?
The scaling back of such overtime has coincided with an escalation in gang warfare in Dublin.
# Overtime
Hundreds of gardaí left out of pocket before Christmas due to payment delays
Whole districts across the country have not received their unsocial hours allowances on time.
# Dismissed
Security guard accused of abandoning his post awarded €20,000
Philips Uzoma had been working for his employer for more than 10 years when he was unfairly dismissed.
# Investigation
Probe launched into allegations of fraudulent garda payment claims
Gardaí said a chief superintendent has been appointed to investigate the claims.
# garda payments
Garda allowance and overtime payments delayed until new year again
Gardaí will now have to wait until January to receive the payments earned in November.
# Dublin Bus
Labour Court recommends cuts to overtime and sick leave for Dublin Bus drivers
The court said that there is no proposal to reduce core or basic pay but acknowledged that many of the proposals would “impact significantly” on employees.
# Bus Eireann
SIPTU to ballot for strike action as Bus Éireann commits to cost cutting
Bus Éireann has said it plans to implement Labour Court recommendations which will mean some workers at the bus company work longer for less pay.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?
Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?
# Croke Park
GRA rejects proposed cuts to garda pay and allowances
Briefing documents show that the government is seeking to extend the working day and cut overtime and payments for working on public holidays.
# junior doctor
Junior doctors in Cork worked almost 125,000 overtime hours in 5 months
Earlier this month it was revealed that junior doctors are being asked to work 36 hours in succession.
# Working
Two out of three workers do unpaid overtime to cover workload - survey
Workers clocking up more than an hour on average in unpaid overtime each month.
# Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus announces €15million cost-cutting plan
Staff will see allowances reduced under the proposals, which the company said would not affect passengers.
# pic of the day
The 'Guess Who's Winning Photo?' of the Day
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# Work
66 per cent of Irish commuters work overtime - impacting their personal lives, says survey
Mircosoft assembled to survey to highlight the role that cloud computing could play in helping people to enjoy the personal and professional benefits of a more flexible way of working.
# Keep Smiling
Stanley Cup: Champs Boston dumped out in first round by Washington
The Capitals beat the Bruins in overtime of game seven to advance to the conference semi-finals and a possible date with the New York Rangers.
# Apple
Investigation finds 'significant issues' at Apple manufacturer's factories
Most workers making iPhones and iPads said they were not paid enough to cover “basic needs”, the probe found.