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# Pay and Conditions

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
Opinion: Third-level lecturers are vital to the future of our country - we must value them
Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell looks at the precarious work conditions that so many academics are working under in Ireland.
Last year
# Pay and Conditions
School secretaries vote to accept pay scale aligned with public service rates
Previously most secretaries were employed directly by schools, with many earning minimum wage.
All time
# Pay and Conditions
School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers
Fórsa has said that civil servants have claimed the Tánaiste’s commitment to standard pay does not change WRC talks.
# Academic uncertainty
On social welfare, unable to buy a house: The reality facing Ireland's academics
Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.
# caring for carers
'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector
Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.
# caring for carers
'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic
Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.
# essential workers
Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.
# Pay and Conditions
'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech
As president, Higgins is the supreme commander of the Defence Forces.
# Pay and Conditions
Strike three: 16 Ryanair flights cancelled due to Irish pilots' 24-hour stoppage
Ryanair has warned that if the strikes continued, there could be job losses.
# Defence Forces
'Families are living in poverty': Wives of defence forces holding a 24 hour vigil outside Leinster House
The protest will begin today at 2pm with a wreath laying ceremony in honour of Defence Forces members who have died.
# Pay and Conditions
How did it come to this?: The many twists of the never-ending Luas strike
The ongoing Luas dispute continues to cause headaches for commuters, with more strikes planned.
# Pay and Conditions
Gardaí 'considering strike action' as anger grows among rank-and-file members
Members have express frustration that more action hasn’t been taken to restore pay.
# a disgrace
Gardaí accuse senior management of bullying members
The AGSI says the force is being silenced.
# Public Sector Pay
Haddington Road deal may not be constitutional, says union
The Irish Federation of University Teachers says it has hired a senior barrister to examine the constitutionality of the proposed deal to see if it can be challenged in the courts.
# Bus Eireann
'Vast majority' of Bus Éireann services cancelled today due to strike
Bus Éireann says it anticipates that school transport services will operate as normal today but has advised parents to check services ahead of time.
# 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.
# Croke Park
Talks on extending Croke Park Agreement begin today
The Government seeks savings of €1 billion over three years by agreeing on significant changes to working conditions and pay in the public sector.
# agency staff
Unions rule out agreement with Bruton over agency staff conditions delay
Minister Bruton is looking for a delay in the implementation of an obligation on workers to provide equal terms for agency staff as for permanent employees.