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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C


25th September 2023
Health and community workers to strike 'indefinitely' from 17 October over staffing concerns
The unions said the sector is facing a “crisis” in staff recruitment and retention.
This month
September 2023
Retained firefighters vote to accept WRC proposals to resolve industrial dispute
Retained firefighters had been engaged in industrial action between June and mid-August.
Last month
August 2023
Siptu members in Clonmel and Waterford reach agreement in Iceland dispute
A settlement, reached with the supermarket’s examiner, agrees to “fast-track” redundancy packages and secure all monies owed.
Irish actors union demonstrate in solidarity with US writers and actors strike
Equity Ireland’s president said that streaming platforms have made it impossible for actors and writers to be paid fairly.
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’.
Dublin firefighters highlight long delays over promised risk assessment software
The software would provide more information about any potential risks associated with a building that is on fire.
"Something has to change": Retained firefighters call for complete overhaul of service
A report by
Steven Fox
Firefighters across Ireland have been striking to try and resolve critical issues within the service
July 2023
Retained firefighters to resume strike action after rejecting Labour Court recommendations
The suspension on strike action will now be lifted and it will commence at every fire station from Wednesday, 26 July.
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.
Workers at Tara Mines vote to accept WRC deal following temporary lay-offs
Up to 650 jobs are in danger at the Navan mine, which is Europe’s largest zinc mine.
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.
Trade unions and management reach agreement at WRC over Tara Mines shutdown
650 workers at Tara Mines in County Meath have been temporarily laid off.
Workers at Tara Mines begin protest over plans to temporarily close the site
Unite trade union workers have begun a protest which they say is the ‘result of management intransigence’.
Siptu to meet for talks at WRC over Tara Mines shutdown
Union representatives have called on the government to speed up the delivery of support measures for impacted staff.
Siptu to meet government and WRC over Tara Mines job losses
650 workers at Tara Mines in County Meath have been temporarily laid off.
June 2023
Inside RTÉ: Pay, roster and contract issues constant for lower paid staff
A report by
Jane Moore
Earlier this year, a group of production assistants were erroneously paid below the hourly minimum wage.
An 'us and them' situation has developed at the national broadcaster as staff suspect special treatment is given to high earners.
Production assistants were paid less than the hourly minimum wage for a number of months before the problem was rectified.
In this special report, Jane Moore talks to union reps, current employees and former staff members.
'I should have asked questions': Ryan Tubridy apologises and confirms he's been taken off air next week
RTÉ staff want probe into 'pensions and perks' for highest paid staff after Tubridy revelations
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.
Siptu to begin 'intensive' engagement with Tara Mines management over lay-offs of 650 workers
A report by
Hayley Halpin
The mine is to be placed “under care and maintenance” within the next four weeks.
A small number of employees will continue to work at the mine in order to care for and maintain it.
The Journal understands that those affected could be unpaid for a number of months.
Tara Mines manager 'can't say' how long lay-offs of 650 workers will last
650 workers at Tara Mines in Co Meath temporarily laid off
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.
Frontline workers who still haven't received €1,000 pandemic bonus payment hold protests
Contract cleaners and security workers called on the Taoiseach to intervene in the matter.
Firefighters protest outside Leinster House as TDs bring the issue into Dáil chamber
Sinn Féin TD John Brady crossed the Dáil floor and left an on-call pager on the notebook of the Minister.
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.
Local authorities are not prepared for strikes by water and firefighting workers, Siptu warns
Staff in local firefighting and water divisions are to stage separate strikes starting next week.
May 2023
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.
Explainer: Why are HSE bosses calling for a ‘permanent’ seven-day roster for hospital staff?
The HSE has said it wants to avoid a “substantial impact” of overcrowding on hospitals.
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.
Ambulance workers vote for strike action over delays to proposed pay reforms
A proposed new pay scale has not been implemented despite negotiations.
SIAC Construction: Appeals for builder to clarify future of 100 jobs as it enters High Court
The High Court heard today that there is insufficient cash to pay roughly 100 workers at two of SIAC Construction’s companies.
Healthcare assistant 'asked to follow and watch' rival union members, WRC told
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The former staff member has taken a constructive dismissal case against charity Cheshire Foundation Ireland.
This year
National Ambulance Service personnel to ballot on strike action
The dispute centres around proposed new work structures.
Firefighters in Cork start industrial action claiming 'staff shortages' are posing safety risks
Firefighters say intent to continue to stage protests and also to escalate their industrial action if necessary.
Pay talks: Additional money for HSE funded agencies 'must go on worker's pay, not admin costs'
Trade unions are set to push the State to reclassify agency healthcare workers as public servants.
Siptu to raise millions paid out in dividends by Cartamundi's Ireland site in job losses talks
The company is to close its Waterford factory where 234 people are employed.
SIPTU members employed at Co Monaghan hotel apply to appoint liquidator following wage issues
Last December, staff at the hotel staged a sit-in protest due to wages allegedly not being paid on time.
Staff at Co Monaghan hotel vote to refer outstanding issues with employer to WRC
Last December, staff at the hotel staged a sit-in protest due to wages allegedly not being paid on time.
Two 24-hour work stoppages by Go Ahead employees to take place in March
The work stoppages, which at least 270 members are expected to take part in, will to take place on 1 and 8 March.