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# siptu - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Update: All Luas staff placed on protective notice with immediate effect
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

Update: All Luas staff placed on protective notice with immediate effect

Apr 12th 2016, 6:20 PM 71,869 Views 367 Comments

Siptu has said the letter has the potential to “create conditions for a shutdown” of the Luas service.

# siptu - Monday 11 April, 2016

Tesco staff have voted to take industrial action
# Down The Aisle
# Down The Aisle

Tesco staff have voted to take industrial action

Apr 11th 2016, 5:50 PM 25,927 Views 58 Comments

The actions will affect some stores and many in-store butchers.

# siptu - Thursday 7 April, 2016

'Most people don't support us but no transport dispute is ever popular'
# Luas Strike
# Luas Strike

'Most people don't support us but no transport dispute is ever popular'

Apr 7th 2016, 9:59 AM 18,438 Views 144 Comments

Siptu defends its announcement of further strike action in the absence of an agreement with Luas management.

# siptu - Saturday 26 March, 2016

FactCheck: Are Luas drivers really paid more than junior doctors?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are Luas drivers really paid more than junior doctors?

Mar 26th 2016, 8:40 AM 152,189 Views 227 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is back. And we’re stepping into the country’s biggest argument at the moment.

# siptu - Friday 25 March, 2016

Paschal Donohoe declines to comment on proposed entry-level pay cut for Luas drivers
# Luas Strike
# Luas Strike

Paschal Donohoe declines to comment on proposed entry-level pay cut for Luas drivers

Mar 25th 2016, 10:40 AM 25,993 Views 267 Comments

Dublin’s Luas service will grind to a halt on Easter Sunday and Monday after tram staff rejected a new pay deal.

# siptu - Monday 14 March, 2016

Possible breakthrough in Luas dispute as Transdev cancels private buses
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Possible breakthrough in Luas dispute as Transdev cancels private buses

Mar 14th 2016, 11:04 PM 55,203 Views 276 Comments

Both sides have been invited to talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Talks aim to avert Dart stoppages after drivers back strike over 10-minute service
# Roster Row
# Roster Row

Talks aim to avert Dart stoppages after drivers back strike over 10-minute service

Mar 14th 2016, 11:57 AM 13,888 Views 62 Comments

The two sides of the dispute disagree over whether plans for a more frequent service constitute a productivity issue.

# siptu - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers

Mar 13th 2016, 2:46 PM 35,842 Views 100 Comments

A Sinn Féin TD has called for an independent commission to be set up to see what should replace the utility.

Minister says Luas plan for St Patrick's Day buses is an 'exceptional measure'
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Minister says Luas plan for St Patrick's Day buses is an 'exceptional measure'

Mar 13th 2016, 1:43 PM 19,932 Views 124 Comments

The company that operates the service will be providing buses along the red and green line routes as drivers strike on Thursday.

# siptu - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly
# Column
# Column

Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly

Mar 12th 2016, 8:30 AM 132 Views 168 Comments

Unions need to realise it’s not 1913 anymore. There are laws and institutions to protect workers now, writes Aaron McKenna.

# siptu - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Cadbury workers set to start indefinite strike from tomorrow
# Time Out
# Time Out

Cadbury workers set to start indefinite strike from tomorrow

Mar 2nd 2016, 7:56 PM 16,596 Views 54 Comments

It follows a dispute concerning the outsourcing of 17 jobs.

Dart drivers are also set to strike
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Dart drivers are also set to strike

Mar 2nd 2016, 5:13 PM 21,586 Views 85 Comments

It comes after Luas drivers announced that they are set to strike on Easter Sunday and Monday.

# siptu - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Will you be walking to work today? No end in sight as Luas strikes enter day 3
# Dispute
# Dispute

Will you be walking to work today? No end in sight as Luas strikes enter day 3

Feb 18th 2016, 6:05 AM 19,248 Views 87 Comments

Neither side of the dispute has met with the other to resolve the issue after last week’s strikes.

# siptu - Friday 22 January, 2016

Luas drivers say they're definitely going on strike next month
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

Luas drivers say they're definitely going on strike next month

Jan 22nd 2016, 5:47 PM 17,032 Views 94 Comments

“The company failed to show any initiative in the effort to find an agreed resolution to the dispute,” the union said.

# siptu - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment
# Clerys
# Clerys

Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment

Jan 14th 2016, 4:58 PM 13,073 Views 16 Comments

A review was announced today to try to stop a repeat of what happened to the 460 Clerys workers.

# siptu - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Hospital staff to vote on strike action over car parking charges
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Hospital staff to vote on strike action over car parking charges

Jan 6th 2016, 8:51 AM 19,439 Views 104 Comments

Siptu is to ballot its members at St James’s Hospital over new staff parking fees.

# siptu - Monday 30 November, 2015

These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland

Nov 30th 2015, 2:29 PM 20,386 Views 12 Comments

A new report has called for stronger employment rights in the home care industry.

# siptu - Friday 20 November, 2015

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts
# Pulling The Plug
# Pulling The Plug

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts

Nov 20th 2015, 3:18 PM 15,169 Views 76 Comments

Workers are concerned about the planned reduction of frontline staff numbers.

# siptu - Friday 13 November, 2015

Roche Ireland boss had no advance notice of decision to close Clare plant
# 240 Jobs
# 240 Jobs

Roche Ireland boss had no advance notice of decision to close Clare plant

Nov 13th 2015, 9:23 AM 26,385 Views 42 Comments

The pharma giant is pulling out of Clarecastle, leaving 240 jobs in the balance.

# siptu - Friday 6 November, 2015

People had very mixed feelings about the rail strike being called off
# Business As Usual
# Business As Usual

People had very mixed feelings about the rail strike being called off

Nov 6th 2015, 9:13 AM 24,409 Views 79 Comments

Trains ran as normal – just with fewer people on them…

# siptu - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Rail strike talks continue into the night
# Last Chance
# Last Chance

Rail strike talks continue into the night

Nov 5th 2015, 10:58 PM 26,923 Views 66 Comments

The three-hour work stoppage was expected to hit thousands.

# siptu - Friday 23 October, 2015

Unions livid that Irish Rail preemptively briefed reporters on collapsing talks
# No One Told Us
# No One Told Us

Unions livid that Irish Rail preemptively briefed reporters on collapsing talks

Oct 23rd 2015, 12:20 PM 12,132 Views 51 Comments

Siptu and the NBRU have blamed Iarnród Éireann management for the breakdown of negotiations.

# siptu - Monday 19 October, 2015

Security guards at the Shell gas terminal in Mayo went on strike today
# Shell SIPTU Strike
# Shell SIPTU Strike

Security guards at the Shell gas terminal in Mayo went on strike today

Oct 19th 2015, 6:10 PM 12,310 Views 22 Comments

Siptu organisers said that the industrial action is due to Senaca terminating employees’ contracts and reducing working hours at the terminal.

# siptu - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Rush-hour train strike next week set to go ahead as talks break down
# Talks Breakdown
# Talks Breakdown

Rush-hour train strike next week set to go ahead as talks break down

Oct 17th 2015, 7:48 PM 16,798 Views 36 Comments

The action will also take place the following weekend.

# siptu - Monday 5 October, 2015

Another train strike on the cards as Irish Rail unions vote for industrial action
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Another train strike on the cards as Irish Rail unions vote for industrial action

Oct 5th 2015, 3:47 PM 13,220 Views 58 Comments

The two unions will meet on Thursday to decide what form the action will take.

# siptu - Friday 28 August, 2015

'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away
# Fallout
# Fallout

'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away

Aug 28th 2015, 3:20 PM 14,546 Views 36 Comments

400 people lost their jobs overnight when the store closed suddenly.

# siptu - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

An evangelical Christian ministry which says gay people have "special needs" is in Dublin
# European Invasion
# European Invasion

An evangelical Christian ministry which says gay people have "special needs" is in Dublin

Aug 4th 2015, 3:16 PM 24,793 Views 160 Comments

Victory Outreach International are due to perform ‘Straight From The Hood’ in the Liberty Hall Theatre.

# siptu - Monday 13 July, 2015

Irish Water staff in talks over getting their bonuses back
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

Irish Water staff in talks over getting their bonuses back

Jul 13th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,789 Views 111 Comments

Staff were told last November they wouldn’t be getting performance-related pay.

# siptu - Monday 6 July, 2015

The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up
# Officially Done
# Officially Done

The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up

Jul 6th 2015, 5:41 PM 10,107 Views 22 Comments

The High Court officially ordered that OCS Operations Ltd be wound up today with no opposition to the application.

# siptu - Friday 3 July, 2015

Ryanair set to pull aircraft out of Copenhagan over worker dispute
# Not Having It
# Not Having It

Ryanair set to pull aircraft out of Copenhagan over worker dispute

Jul 3rd 2015, 6:00 PM 21,028 Views 43 Comments

Ryanair had been employing staff under Irish rules rather than complying with local norms.

# siptu - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

'After decades in Clerys, they wouldn't even let us take our things from the lockers'
# Clerys
# Clerys

'After decades in Clerys, they wouldn't even let us take our things from the lockers'

Jun 17th 2015, 6:05 AM 15,994 Views 42 Comments

Former Clerys workers struck a defiant tone at yesterday’s protest against job losses.

# siptu - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Hundreds turn out for angry protest against Clerys job losses
# Liquidated
# Liquidated

Hundreds turn out for angry protest against Clerys job losses

Jun 16th 2015, 3:40 PM 24,408 Views 92 Comments

The new owners, the Natrium consortium, closed the business on Friday without warning.

# siptu - Saturday 13 June, 2015

"Devastated" Clerys workers picket landmark store following shock closure
# Out Of The Blue
# Out Of The Blue

"Devastated" Clerys workers picket landmark store following shock closure

Jun 13th 2015, 8:05 PM 41,499 Views 100 Comments

The iconic Dublin store closed its doors for the last time last night after being put into liquidation yesterday afternoon.

# siptu - Monday 20 April, 2015

Use the bus? Get ready for seven days of strike next month
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Use the bus? Get ready for seven days of strike next month

Apr 20th 2015, 3:19 PM 18,115 Views 86 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said it is disappointing workers have voted in favour of strikes that will cause “considerable disruption” across the country.

# siptu - Friday 3 April, 2015

VIDEO: One of Vincent Browne's guests walked off the show last night
# Hit The Road Jack
# Hit The Road Jack

VIDEO: One of Vincent Browne's guests walked off the show last night

Apr 3rd 2015, 8:40 AM 60,266 Views 138 Comments

And the team finished the show with a well-worked joke.

# siptu - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
# Counting Pennies
# Counting Pennies

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Mar 18th 2015, 5:58 PM 17,203 Views 32 Comments

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

# siptu - Monday 9 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters still considering strike action over ambulance changes
# Dispute
# Dispute

Dublin firefighters still considering strike action over ambulance changes

Mar 9th 2015, 5:43 PM 8,764 Views 33 Comments

Members of Dublin City Council met with trade union representatives today.

# siptu - Thursday 19 February, 2015

170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines
# Bad News
# Bad News

170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines

Feb 19th 2015, 8:18 PM 23,089 Views 83 Comments

Facilities in Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford will be affected.

# siptu - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Bose delays closure of Monaghan plant as talks on 140 workers continue
# TIME
# TIME

Bose delays closure of Monaghan plant as talks on 140 workers continue

Feb 5th 2015, 9:12 PM 9,929 Views 22 Comments

The plant will now close in June, giving unions an extra two months to settle on redundancy for the 140 staff members.

# siptu - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour
# Pay Rise
# Pay Rise

Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour

Jan 31st 2015, 2:30 PM 26,851 Views 97 Comments

And pay rises for all.