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# retained firefighters

This year
Retained firefighters vote to accept WRC proposals to resolve industrial dispute
Retained firefighters had been engaged in industrial action between June and mid-August.
Retained firefighters to suspend industrial action today after talks at WRC
Retained firefighters have been engaged in industrial action since June but will return to their regular duties at midday.
Darragh O'Brien claims retained firefighters' strike is a 'severe threat to public safety'
The minister urged a union official not to escalate industrial action this weekend.
Siptu asks Govt whether retained firefighters' dole payments have been 'deliberately blocked'
The union has written to Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys to question whether their members are being punished for taking industrial action.
Retained firefighters to escalate industrial action over staffing issues
This coming Saturday, retained firefighters will ‘go dark’ and have ‘no internal communications with management other than life saving information’.
Housing Minister says industrial action by retained firefighters 'would serve no one'
Siptu members employed as retained firefighters are expected to rejected proposals from the Labour Court and ballot for strike action.
SIPTU expected to reject Labour Court recommendations over retained firefighters dispute
The SIPTU National Retained Firefighter Committee said there is “major disappointment” at the recommendations among members.
Retained firefighters in Waterford and Tipperary to stage day of industrial action
Unite union members said the dispute follows the “failure” of local authorities to engage with them over working conditions.
Tomorrow's planned strike for retained firefighters called off after Labour Court talks
Talks aimed at resolving the dispute involving retained firefighters began at the Labour Court this morning.
Retained firefighters have suspended their industrial action to allow for Labour Court talks
The Labour Court has written to Siptu reps inviting them to ‘exploratory discussions’ on Monday.
Half of fire stations could close today as a result of strike action by retained firefighters
Siptu said today’s ‘co-ordinated strike action’ is due to what it described as a ‘staffing crisis which threatens this vital community resource’.
Retained firefighters begin industrial action over recruitment and retention issues
During the campaign of industrial action, members are due to restrict their work to only responding to emergency calls.
Firefighters should ensure safety of public not 'put at risk' in event of industrial action
The Local Government Management Agency has written to Siptu regarding planned industrial action.
Retained Firefighters to begin industrial action on 6 June with possibility of strike
Rolling work stoppages are scheduled to commence during the following week with an all-out strike set for 20 June if the dispute has not been resolved.
Retained firefighters overwhelmingly vote for strike action in dispute over crisis in service
Over 90% of Siptu members voted for strike action.
Last year
Retained firefighters hold 'demonstration of frustration' to highlight issues facing the service
‘We need more time off, guaranteed wages, and increase of staff,’ said one protester.
All time
Firefighters believe proposed changes to fire engine crews will put public at risk
Siptu says there are concerns that reducing levels of staff on fire engines could put lives at risk.
SIPTU retained firefighters set to ballot for industrial action
The news comes a day after full-time firefighters also decided to ballot.