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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Staff

All time
# ballot
Irish Rail staff to have their say on proposed cuts
The result of a SIPTU ballot is expected to be known on 11 July.
# logan report
Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response
It also took two hours for the incident to be assigned to a garda.
# wound up
"Vindicated" Paris Bakery staff now able to access insolvency fund
A liquidator has been appointed to the company – and workers believe their employers got off ‘scot-free’.
# PNA
Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work
The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.
# in limbo
'Disbelief' as staff locked out of plant in Carlow
The company’s 160 staff were given no indication before this morning that their jobs were at risk and receivers have now been appointed.
# Waterford
Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on plan to cut jobs and wages
Proposals to cut pay have been modified downward from 20 per cent to 7.5 per cent.
# Witnesses
Hammer-wielding men try to rob shop - and fail
One of the men hit the till with the hammer.
# striiikkkkeeee
National Gallery closed today as staff go on strike
The dispute is based upon leave arrangements and the cutting of some payments to staff.
# court services
Dublin City and County Courts set for first overhaul in decades
With no change, the Court Services said they will have to cut back services.
# Let's talk
Aer Lingus management and union reps to hold talks at Dublin Airport today
The removal of discounted flight privileges will be raised at today’s meeting.
# paris bakery
Paris Bakery workers visit owner's home calling for unpaid wages
Staff at the Paris Bakery on Moore Street have been holding a sit-in.
# Charities
Fall in donations hits Bóthar as 7 out of 19 staff made redundant
The founder of the charity described the situation as “regrettable”.
# Safety
'Shocking number' of bookies robberies sparks concern for lone workers
There have been 569 robberies in betting shops across the country in the last three years.
# donkey sanctuary
Workers at donkey sanctuary ballot for industrial action
The workers have been told they will be made redundant on 31 May.
# Audit
HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked
The audit report on the Stewarts centre is just one of 12 published today into designated centres providing care for children, dependent people and people with disabilities
# New Bond Street
Men on mopeds use a sledge hammer, axe and gun in luxury jewellery shop heist in London
One of the mopeds rode on the pavement towards the shop with people having to jump out of the way.
# Oops
Owner apologises after Spar posts 'female only' job ad
The sign was put up in the window of a busy shop in Dublin’s IFSC – but has now been taken down.
# Ballymun
Tesco to close store at NAMA-owned shopping centre
Staff who were told of the decision today were assured that the company will work with them to find alternative opportunities elsewhere in the business.
# LRC
Plan for independent evaluation of pay ends dispute at Tyndall Institute
Staff from IFUT and Siptu had picketed on a number of occasions this year.
# UCC
Staff at Tyndall Institute strike again as campaign intensifies
The staff will hold another picket at both the Tyndall Institute and UCC’s main campus next week.
# radio waves
BREAKING: Staff laid off under Phantom FM restructuring plan
It is understood that up to 20 members of staff were laid off at the station today.
# open disclosure
New legislation to compel hospitals to admit negligence to families
The move follows revelations about the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Hospital.
# hiring
Tallaght hospital to recruit 29 new staff
The decision was made after a meeting in the hospital this morning.
# morto
Boss accidentally sends mortifying text to the employee the text was about
It included sexy talk. SEXY TALK.
# sit in
'A hospital is not just bricks and mortar' - staff determined to save Mount Carmel
A protest march will take place later today with staff saying the services provided by the hospital are vital to the community.
# not budging
Mount Carmel workers ‘staging sit-in’ over hospital closure
Staff and supporters of the hospital attended a public meeting last night.
# Vision for Change
Mental health posts unfilled, while 413 children wait on appointments
Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil’s Colm Keaveney shows that 24 posts have been filled out of 79 specifically allocated for children.
# UCC
Tyndall National Institute staff to picket over pay
The institute is part of University College Cork, but is not based on the main campus.
# topups
St Vincent's Hospital officials to meet with HSE over salary top-ups
It was revealed last month that the group’s CEO receives an extra €136,500 on top of his HSE salary.
# Retail
Penneys staff vote for 3 per cent pay increase deal
Mandate said the deal includes the abolition of the under-18 rate of pay at the Irish store.
# Industrial Action
Staff at DAA, Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus to hold ballot on industrial action
SIPTU members in Aer Lingus and the DAA are involved in a pension dispute.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Today everyone’s been talking about the CRC senior staff top-ups, ESB strike action and the murder inquiry launched in Kerry.
# Sexual Exploitation
Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking
Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.
# Northern Ireland
Suspect package found at Stormont, hours after Belfast court evacuated
Police are investigating the possibility of a second suspect package.
# Industrial Action
National College of Ireland staff to undertake industrial action
The industrial action could escalate into strike action if decided on by staff.
# Dispute
Wallis strike comes to an end after five weeks
The strike could have escalated to include stores in Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley, had a satisfactory conclusion not been reached.
# Castlebar
Children and Elderly Care patients evacuated from rooms after fire at Mayo General
Patients from three wards were moved due to the risk of smoke inhalation, after the fire sparked off in a service duct.
# Construction
First rise in construction sector since 2007
The survey finds that employment stabilised in the Irish construction sector.
# Property
NAMA to invest a minimum of €2 billion in Irish property market
Chairman Frank Daly said that €13 billion had been generated in revenue from rents and from disposals of assets and properties since NAMA’s establishment
# Fire Service
Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight
The Public Appointments Service says it’s a standard procedure, and helps them monitor equality across the public service.