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# Redundancy

Last month
May 2023
# Business
Cabinet to discuss strengthening redundancy laws
A wave of redundancies have been taking place in the tech sector since Twitter and Meta announced job losses last autumn.
This year
# Job Losses
Argos set to close all Irish outlets by June
The company employs around 580 people across 34 stores in Ireland.
Last year
# Redundancy
Ulster Bank opens redundancy programmes that will see 600 staff leave from March
Further redundancy programmes are expected to open next year and beyond.
# Tips
Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.
All time
# Redundancy Package
Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic
The State will make a special payment of up to a maximum of €1,860 under the scheme.
# Catholic Church
Dublin Archdiocese 'committed to protecting children' despite halving staff at safeguarding service
Five people have been let go from the unit, as part of a wider redundancy programme in the Archdiocese.
# Redundancy
Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.
# whistle blower
'You're almost taking a punch on the chin for the good of the game'
Irishman JP Doyle was made redundant by the RFU in England earlier this month.
# Redundancy
Former Debenhams workers hold protest on Dublin's Henry Street
Around 200 people gathered on Henry Street in Dublin, outside Debenhams’ old building.
# Redundancy
Debenhams workers postpone Saturday protest pending settlement talks
The workers are calling on the liquidation process to be frozen or extended until after the Covid-19 crisis.
# Redundancy
Siptu and Unite members in Virgin Media vote to take industrial action
Virgin Media said it has not received any notification from the unions.
# SK Biotek
150 workers 'temporarily' laid off at Swords pharma plant from today
The issue was raised in the Dáil today.
# Redundancy
Bord na Móna announces up to 430 redundancies
The announcement comes as the company shifts from peat usage to fast-track renewable energy.
# clocking out
'We were there almost 37 years... it was like a family bereavement': Clerys workers speak out after deal reached
A deal was reached this week which will see the old building redeveloped.
# Limerick
"It's ridiculous": Ex-HMV staff left waiting for pay as company goes into liquidation
One staff member said they were told they would be paid today, but the liquidation occurred yesterday.
# childminding ireland
Stand off: Workers to take protest to government after charity makes all staff redundant
The group will be staging a protest outside the Department of Children and Youth Affairs at 1pm tomorrow.
There’s no shame in redundancy – hold your head high and try again
Redundancy is a bump in a career, not a cul-de-sac.
# hey presto
Tribunal orders redundancy payout for sacked Abrakebabra workers
The decision could be worth over €12,000 for the three former staff.
# repair and retrain?
The EU wants to help 171 redundant Irish jewellery factory workers
The collapse of the Andersen Ireland plant shut down in Limerick last year left a major hole in the local economy.
# irish stores
Tesco in redundancy discussions over "small number of roles"
Talks are over voluntary redundancy or redeployment of staff.
# Liquidation
Group of Mount Carmel nurses owed €60k in redundancy payments
The nurses might not receive the payments, as they are now considered to be unsecured creditors under the liquidation.
# Done Deal
IBRC staff set for redundancy payments of up to €18,000
New payments plan will cover lower paid former workers at Anglo and Irish Nationwide.
# Defence Forces
'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant
There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.
Column: We need new ways to acknowledge grief in our rapidly changing society
The experience of the darker range of emotions is healthy and natural. But what happens when traditional grieving practises fade away, when your community experiences mass emigration, or your friendships move online?
# Haddington Road
ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant
Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.
# Redundancy
HSE to introduce targeted redundancy scheme in January
A memo sent to managers today, HSE Director of Human Resources Barry O’Brien also said all staff will be working additional hours required under Haddington Road from the start of next year.
# Big Fish Little Fish
Laid-off Big Fish staff issue scathing letter to management
79 people who were made redundant at the company’s Cork office have written a letter to the CEO and president in which they describe their redundancy package as “barely above legal minimums”.
# Jobswatch
Union to meet with Marks & Spencer workers over job losses
180 people are to lose their jobs with the closure of the M&S stores in Mullingar, Tallaght, Dún Laoghaire and Naas in the coming weeks.
# Britain
More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders
The soldiers, 84 percent of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, were informed in person by their commanding officers today.
Column: Now, more than ever, we need to Mind Our Men
Today is a day for appreciating and spoiling the men in our lives – but, with the rate of male suicide in Ireland continuing to rise, we also need to look out for their mental health now more than ever, writes Joan Freeman.
# Co Kerry
SIPTU expresses anger over ongoing case with Killarney Golf Club
Killarney Golf Club is seeking to make 24 out of 40 staff redundant.
# Film Festival
"Crisis" as core management of Cork Film Fest made redundant
The festival’s core management and programming staff said that they don’t accept that the company is in long-term financial difficulties.
# Journalism
Seven former 'Sunday Tribune' journalists receive redundancy pay
The newspaper claimed that the seven writers were freelancers, but the Labour Relations Commission found otherwise.
BBC journalists on 24-hour strike
Staff walked out at midnight in protest at compulsory redundancies.
# Redundancy
Workers to meet union after Dublin company cuts 83 jobs
Distribution firm Johnson Brothers told its employees yesterday that 83 jobs will be lost due at its plant in west Dublin due to outsourcing.
# Jobswatch
Olhausen closes pork plants with loss of 160 jobs
The company ceased trading this morning.
# Industrial Relations
Lagan Brick workers seek support from Dáil over redundancy pay dispute
The 25 men have been engaged in a protest over redundancy packages since before Christmas last year.
# Daily Fix
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# Workers' Rights
Government to block Sinn Féin plan on multiple redundancies
Sinn Féin’s legislation would have required companies to give longer notice periods if they were laying off large numbers.
# Vita Cortex
Vita Cortex workers say they will escalate protest
The workers, who have been occupying the company for 135 days say they are disgusted at the rejection of resolution proposals.