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# trade-union - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Profile: The UK rail union boss with Irish roots who’s crushing interviews and citing Connolly
# Mick Lynch
# Mick Lynch

Profile: The UK rail union boss with Irish roots who’s crushing interviews and citing Connolly

Jun 25th 2022, 9:00 PM 56,611 Views 48 Comments

From “the craic” to James Connolly, Mick Lynch’s Irish heritage has shaped his political views.

# trade-union - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

'We have lost faith': Military officers vote overwhelmingly for membership of trade union group
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

'We have lost faith': Military officers vote overwhelmingly for membership of trade union group

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 6:50 PM 51,534 Views 28 Comments

Defence Forces Officers voted 85% in favour of joining the trade union body.

# trade-union - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'

Nov 24th 2021, 7:16 PM 14,255 Views 25 Comments

The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan

# trade-union - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

INTO calls on government to delay reopening of schools until 11 January at earliest
# Schools
# Schools

INTO calls on government to delay reopening of schools until 11 January at earliest

Dec 30th 2020, 7:36 AM 29,846 Views 77 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the “rapid” and “exponential” growth in Covid-19 infections.

# trade-union - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'Government is seen as the vanguard': Trade union calls for four-day work week pilots
# Forsa
# Forsa

'Government is seen as the vanguard': Trade union calls for four-day work week pilots

Nov 19th 2020, 10:45 PM 20,481 Views 31 Comments

Fórsa says that the pandemic has changed people’s view of a four-day week from “radical” to “feasible”.

# trade-union - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
# Schools
# Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 16,021 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# trade-union - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation
# Workers
# Workers

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

May 21st 2020, 1:01 PM 12,526 Views 12 Comments

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
# Debenhams
# Debenhams

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

May 15th 2020, 1:44 PM 13,637 Views 14 Comments

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
# Radiography
# Radiography

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

May 1st 2020, 1:02 PM 12,198 Views 6 Comments

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
# Construction
# Construction

Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites

Mar 24th 2020, 11:14 AM 59,109 Views 60 Comments

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
# Section 39
# Section 39

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

Feb 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,849 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 30,259 Views 202 Comments

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
# When I'm 65
# When I'm 65

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

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:17 PM 67,619 Views 208 Comments

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
# Better Pay
# Better Pay

Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement

Nov 29th 2019, 9:55 PM 11,689 Views 31 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Nov 25th 2019, 8:01 AM 8,628 Views 10 Comments

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
# Pay Increase
# Pay Increase

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

Nov 8th 2019, 7:39 AM 25,037 Views 13 Comments

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
# Ryanair

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

Oct 18th 2019, 5:49 PM 8,371 Views 0 Comments

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
# Employment
# Employment

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

Sep 26th 2019, 2:29 PM 36,190 Views 44 Comments

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
# Trade Union
# Trade Union

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

Feb 6th 2019, 8:48 PM 9,526 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:01 AM 12,697 Views 7 Comments

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
# Support Our Secretaries
# Support Our Secretaries

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

Jan 17th 2019, 5:10 PM 19,276 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Future Of Work
# Future Of Work

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

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 23,030 Views 23 Comments

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
# Digging In
# Digging In

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

Nov 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 22,809 Views 41 Comments

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
# Apprenticeships
# Apprenticeships

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

Oct 6th 2018, 4:55 PM 9,159 Views 37 Comments

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
# RIP
# RIP

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

Sep 6th 2018, 5:27 PM 16,061 Views 11 Comments

“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
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 5:29 PM 10,239 Views 11 Comments

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
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

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

Aug 30th 2018, 8:13 AM 10,854 Views 43 Comments

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
# Sports Direct
# Sports Direct

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

Aug 10th 2018, 6:49 PM 11,764 Views 11 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 25th 2018, 9:56 AM 33,260 Views 98 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,687 Views 50 Comments

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
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

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

Jul 12th 2018, 7:49 AM 19,207 Views 31 Comments

The industrial action began at 1am this morning.

# trade-union - Friday 22 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 10:50 PM 22,010 Views 24 Comments

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
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

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

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,308 Views 34 Comments

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
# General Election
# General Election

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

Jan 13th 2018, 11:38 AM 18,172 Views 80 Comments

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
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday

Dec 18th 2017, 6:50 AM 8,891 Views 18 Comments

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
# Lansdowne 2.0
# Lansdowne 2.0

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

Jun 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 48,809 Views 262 Comments

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
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

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

Feb 7th 2017, 12:49 PM 38,322 Views 77 Comments

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
# Pay Deal
# Pay Deal

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

Feb 6th 2017, 10:35 PM 10,657 Views 46 Comments

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
# Dispute
# Dispute

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

Jan 16th 2017, 10:03 AM 12,959 Views 81 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Aug 7th 2016, 9:00 PM 30,249 Views 59 Comments

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

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