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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Staff

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# Storm Damage
Clerys lays off 86 staff 'for at least four weeks'
The iconic Dublin department store remains closed more than three weeks after a storm caused massive damage to the building.
# Clerys
Clerys staff told it may be months before store re-opens
Clerys closed last Thursday and one staff member told that they have been told they may not be returning to work until November.
# airbnb
Is Airbnb planning to set up shop in Ireland?
The company has decided to change its international strategy and is looking at establishing a European hub.
# Dublin
Man arrested after security staff threatened during armed robbery
Two men threatened the security staff at a service station on Grange Road in Baldoyle this afternoon.
# Stabbing
Man arrested after young boy stabbed over 20 times on Greek vacation
The boy’s mother told police her son had gone to retrieve a stolen iPad and phone from the accused when he disappeared on Tuesday.
# Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann staff could undertake industrial action on Sunday
The move would be due to the introduction of cuts by the company to save €5 million.
# Boston bombings
Interpol issues global security alert at US request
Meanwhile, security staff are out with sniffer dogs checking the location of the finish line for the London Marathon, which takes place tomorrow.
# Industrial Relations
Lufthansa flights cancelled as staff strikes commence
Workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne have walked out.
# Annual Report
Profits of €194 million at ESB during 2012
The annual report also showed a €765 million investment in infrastructure.
# ibrc
IBRC workers vote to take industrial action "if necessary"
Staff have voted to support a campaign for ‘fairness and respect for all staff in IBRC’.
# Flight
Flight to Boston turns back due to technical problems
The issue was discovered shortly after takeoff, and the plane had to return to Dublin to be serviced.
# garda clearance
25 extra staff to help reduce waiting times for Garda vetting
At the moment people are waiting between eight to ten weeks to receive garda clearance.
# croke park talks
Frontline Alliance: Staff being 'unfairly targeted' in Croke Park talks
The 24/7 Frontline Alliance represents gardaí, prison officers, nurses, midwives and other frontline emergency and essential services.
# Germany
Flights cancelled as German airport staff strike
Today marks the second day of the strike at two German airports.
# Retail pay
SIPTU to seek pay increases for retail workers after Dunnes deal
SIPTU welcomes Dunnes Stores’ agreement to increase pay by 3 per cent, and says it wants rises elsewhere.
# Wages
Dunnes Stores 14,000 staff to get 3% pay rise
This will be the first pay increase for the retailer’s staff since 2007.
# Outsourcing
Nestlé Ireland to transfer 46 jobs to outside company
The company has said the changes to its field sales structure will not involve redundancies.
# Nurses
HSE opens recruitment for graduate nursing programme
The INMO has urged new graduates not to be taken in by the HSE’s “disingenuous marketing”.
# Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann to cut some payments after unions reject Labour Court hearing
The company has said that it is to cut overtime, shift, premium and rota payments after trade unions rejected the offer, it said today.
# Robbery
Two men arrested after armed robbery in Clarehall, Dublin
Two members of staff were threatened, tied up and assaulted during the raid and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.
# ibrc
IBRC CEO paid €600,000 + in allowances over three years
Alan Dukes of IBRC told Minister Michael Noonan that staff pay cuts at the bank were not pursued partly because of the difficulty in retaining and attracting staff.
# Retail
Argos planning to close up to 75 stores
It is not clear whether any Irish locations will be affected by the overhaul.
# Sick Leave
James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave
The Health Minister will demand that hospitals take a tougher line with staff in order to target excessive absenteeism rates.
# Bad Debt
NAMA reports €222 million profit for half-year
The agency believes its staff levels will rise over the coming months.
# Reform
Phil Hogan to bring local government reforms to Cabinet tomorrow
There are reports that the overhaul will include abolishing the power of councillors to overturn the decisions of planning officials.
# Protest
Guineys and Clerys staff hold protest over store closures
They staff said they “feel utterly betrayed” after Guineys and a number of Clerys stores went into liquidation.
# guineys
Guineys and Clerys staff to protest over pension scheme
They will also hand in a letter to Gordon Brothers Europe on their frustration over the demise of the scheme and loss of their jobs.
# Attack
Petrol bomb thrown at Dublin office of Sinn Féin TD
At least one staff member was in the office when the petrol bomb was thrown into the hallway of Aengus Ó Snodaigh’s office in Ballyfermot.
# Aer Lingus
SIPTU serves industrial action notice on Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus has said that there is “no justification for this course of action”.
# South Africa
Police open fire on striking miners in South Africa
A number of people were shot and injured in the incident, which occured as striking workers gathered near the Lonmin PLC platinum mine this afternoon.
# Pensions
Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action
Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.
# Racism
Quarter of civil servants heard colleagues make racist comments
A new survey also showed that 60 per cent of staff did not know if their department offers training dealing with anti-racism and intercultural issues.
# Aviation
Ryanair makes €694 million bid for Aer Lingus
It’s official.
# Fiasco
Ulster Bank: HSE staff still waiting on 21 June pay
Meanwhile, the bank has said it will open some branches on Saturday and Sunday this week.
AIB: reports of 90 branch closures is 'total speculation'
An internal document issued to AIB staff yesterday stated that “unviable” branches would be closed.
Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes
The IBOA says the proposals are not acceptable, but the bank – which holds its AGM today – says costs must be cut.
# Aer Lingus
Unions, staff to hold talks at Shannon over plans to sell off hangar
Staff and unions for Aer Lingus are unhappy with the plan which will see 55 workers face compulsory redundancy or relocation.
AIB to cut managers' pay, freeze staff salaries and change pensions
Staff were informed of the plan in an email circulated today. Perks like gym memberships will also be cut.
# stolen laptop
Stolen unencrypted laptop contained details of 900 Bord Gais employees
The personal information of around 900 Bord Gais employees was on the laptop which was stolen from the Dublin 1 office earlier this month.