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# Trade Union

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# factcheck
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?
# UK
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.
# State of the Nation
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…
# swiping out
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.
# Nice Try
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.
# Allegations
Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores
The disputes committee of the trade union will meet again tomorrow.
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today?
Or would you avoid the shops in support of the workers?
# boom time rents
SIPTU call for changes to upward-only rent reviews after closure of Bewley's
The Café had a decision ruling for a reduction in their rent overturned last year.
# deal reached
Low paid Irish Life workers to get 7% pay rise
Almost 1,000 staff will get a rise and a lump sum payment.
Opinion: There's a good reason for the private-public sector pay gap
Pay rates differ depending on the job you do, the skills you have, the responsibility you hold… the list goes on.
# Industrial Relations
Dunnes Stores workers' case set for the Labour Court
This comes after continued refusal from the retailer to engage with trade union representatives.
SIPTU says shift work is damaging to health and is calling for a Government study
Research from other countries shows shift work can lead to cancer and diabetes.
# Talks
LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute
Ongoing industrial dispute centres on pay cuts to council staff.
# migrant rights
Domestic workers 'being exploited' in Ireland
Today is International Domestic Workers Day – and there are calls for the government to ratify an international convention.
# Workers
No more strikes: M&S dispute ends as staff accept proposals
The protracted dispute involved Mandate Trade Union members at Marks & Spencers and had led to a strike last year.
# Dispute
Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet for Labour Court talks
The union and airline are engaged in a dispute that centres on rosters, which cabin crew want changed.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike
The airline was forced to ground almost all its flights yesterday, at an estimated cost of €10m, over a work schedule dispute.
# Trade Union
Mandate writes to Dunnes Stores owners over worker issues
The trade union says the company didn’t reply to a recent letter it sent it.
# deficit targets
Impact: We want more pay... as long as the economy can handle it
The public service union will only seek increased pay if the government reaches deficit targets.
Opinion: We want to see an increase in wages – and respect – for fast food workers
Low-paid, zero hour contracts are on the rise globally, leaving workers without stability or decent quality of life.
# Bad timing
Mandate union says water charges will result in job losses for the real economy
Mandate General Secretary John Douglas said workers who work for companies making substantial profits now deserve a pay increase.
# Money Money Money
Every little helps: Thousands of Tesco workers get a pay rise
The workers will get between €400 and €700 extra per year.
# work life balance
No emails please, we're French: France lets people stop checking work email after 6pm
No, seriously.
# strike off
High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA
Dublin Airport Authority welcomed the decision today which directs SIPTU to withdraw its planned industrial action at Dublin and Cork airports this Friday.
# Jack O'Connor
SIPTU: 'Unity on the left could have prevented the bank guarantee'
The General President of the union has also called for more unity on the left to build a ‘New Republic’.
# Tribute
Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral
Nelson Mandela met with the Dunnes Stores strikers after his release in 1990 and said that their stand helped keep him going during his imprisonment.
# Merger
IMPACT warns Bord na Mona merger would give Coillte a 'weak voice'
The agency is set to merge with Bord na Mona instead of its harvesting rights being sold off.
# Dunnes Stores
Workers slam 'inconsiderate' Dunnes over withdrawal of staff parking spaces
The Mandate trade union says workers could lose up to €76 per week from their income in parking expenses as a result of the move.
# Jobs
Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs
Mandate says that the sale of the debt of the landmark store should prioritise jobs.
# Aer Lingus
'Some progress' in talks on closure of Shannon cabin crew base
Discussions between union representatives and Aer Lingus management went on till around midnight last night.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet with LRC over Shannon job losses
The commission said the meeting will centre solely around plans to close a cabin crew base in Shannon and not yesterday’s results of a ballot for industrial action.
# 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.
# Industrial Action
Employees at Wallis on Grafton Street to go on strike today
Workers are taking industrial action in support of their colleagues at a Limerick branch who they say have been ‘locked out’ for more than three weeks.
Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law
One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.
# 5 Years On
Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?
In the last few years, there’s been a noticeable decrease in the numbers taking to the streets to voice their anger. We asked the experts — why are the Irish so reluctant to protest?
# Strike
Strike threat looms for EBS
The Unite trade union has said that a strike notice will be served as early as next week if a resolution is not reached in talks.
# Mandate
Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores
Under the agreement staff will be able to apply for redeployment at nearby stores.
# jim larkin
28 pictures from today's 1913 Lockout commemoration celebrations
Hundreds of people lined O’Connell Street to watch a reenactment of the Dublin Metropolitan Police baton-charging crowds on ‘Bloody Sunday’.
# Big Jim
An Post launch three stamps to mark 1913 Lockout centenary
James Connolly, Constance Markiewicz and Jim Larkin feature on the new stamps launched today.