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#Trade Union

# trade-union - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

The agreement between the Trade Union Federation and the CIF was signed today.

# trade-union - Friday 15 May, 2020

'These workers deserve respect': Debenhams staff stage protests outside 11 stores across country

The closure of the Irish branches of Debenhams saw the loss of 2,000 jobs.

# trade-union - Friday 1 May, 2020

Student radiographers will be offered three-month paid contract from 18 May

The students had been calling on Simon Harris to pay them for their work during the pandemic.

# trade-union - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites

It comes after criticism that the construction industry is not responding quickly enough to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.

# trade-union - Friday 21 February, 2020

Hundreds of healthcare workers to strike today in dispute over pay restoration

Siptu members employed by Section 39 organisations are taking strike action across the country.

# trade-union - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today

Over 90% of the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 19,000 members voted in favour of taking industrial action today.

# trade-union - Thursday 23 January, 2020

State pension: Taoiseach says 65-year-olds will still have to sign on under Fine Gael's new plan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed to reporters today that the transitional pension would only apply to 66-year-olds.

# trade-union - Friday 29 November, 2019

Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement

Up to 35 staff members at the company voted to go on strike in September.

# trade-union - Monday 25 November, 2019

Four out of five people who experience sexual harassment at work don't report it

The Christmas party has long been identified as the most common off-site location of workplace sexual harassment, the survey said.

# trade-union - Friday 8 November, 2019

Labour Court recommends pay increase of 2.25% for 5,000 workers at Penneys

However, 2.25% falls short of the 3.4% increase that the Mandate union was seeking on behalf of its members.

# trade-union - Friday 18 October, 2019

Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action

Ryanair brought proceedings against the union over a planned 48-hour strike last August.

# trade-union - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week

A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.

# trade-union - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

# trade-union - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?

From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.

# trade-union - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay

Kathleen O’Doherty from Donegal has written to eight Education Ministers about school secretaries’ pay.

# trade-union - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth'

Fewer working hours could benefit both individuals and the economy, Kevin Callinan writes.

# trade-union - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages

The union has disputed the claim of a 65% increase in wages in the last four years, as its members’ contracts currently stipulate an hourly wage of €12.50.

# trade-union - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Trade union unanimously votes to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships

It said more must be done to get women into the trade.

# trade-union - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan

“Her death marks the passing of a remarkable woman of whom it can truly be said: ‘She made a difference’.”

# trade-union - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Lloyds Pharmacy last week issued a statement outlining it had agreed on a new deal.

# trade-union - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time

Fórsa said it’s looking forward to “securing improvements in terms and conditions” for employees.

# trade-union - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum

It emerged today that the chain was bought up by the British group Sports Direct.

# trade-union - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Poll: Do you think it's beneficial to be in a union? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's beneficial to be in a union?

According to trade union organiser Paul Dillon, Ireland has the weakest trade union recognition laws in Western Europe.

'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union'

Productivity at work is up, but we need to see decent pay rises and career progression for all workers. Trade union membership is the key to this, writes Paul Dillon.

# trade-union - Thursday 12 July, 2018

The Ryanair strike started this morning and there could be more days of action to come

The industrial action began at 1am this morning.

# trade-union - Friday 22 June, 2018

Trade union: 'RTÉ can no longer justify bogus employment contracts'

A report found that a quarter of RTÉ freelance contracts have features “akin to employment”.

# trade-union - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# trade-union - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# trade-union - Monday 18 December, 2017

Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday

The company will now meet union representatives tomorrow night.

# trade-union - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe

A draft deal to succeed the Lansdowne Road agreement was reached late last night.

# trade-union - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day

Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight.

# trade-union - Monday 6 February, 2017

Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, want efficiency improvements before they implement the pay deal. Workers say that’s not what was agreed.

# trade-union - Monday 16 January, 2017

'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts

Plans to cut overtime emerged last week and unions have warned people in rural areas would be particularly affected.

# trade-union - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

# trade-union - Friday 25 March, 2016

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds

The report in the UK found that more than half of teachers were aware of students sending sexually explicit messages.

# trade-union - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# trade-union - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Over 1,100 Irish Life workers to picket offices in Dublin and Dundalk

Trade union Unite says the company is trying to break the link between pay and profits and inflation.

# trade-union - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

# trade-union - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores

The disputes committee of the trade union will meet again tomorrow.

# trade-union - Saturday 4 April, 2015

While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best

A friend of mine wondered what a capitalist like me was doing expressing support for striking workers, but all’s fair in my view.

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