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#Unions

# unions - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

HSE tells unions that where healthcare workers can't secure childcare, they can remain at home with pay

Apr 28th 2020, 10:04 PM 25,349 Views 49 Comments

Previous proposals to support healthcare workers with childcare provision had been described as inadequate by unions.

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased
# Protection
# Protection

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased

Apr 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 33,348 Views 68 Comments

Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.

# unions - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Siptu announces it is to ballot its Virgin Media members over industrial action
# Virgin Media
# Virgin Media

Siptu announces it is to ballot its Virgin Media members over industrial action

Nov 20th 2019, 6:49 PM 10,337 Views 21 Comments

The action may include striking.

# unions - Monday 8 April, 2019

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland

Apr 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 22,834 Views 45 Comments

This battle was part of a momentous ‘Game of Thrones’ to decide who would rule Ireland: British imperialism, Irish capitalism or the working class, writes Cian Prendiville.

# unions - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

Jan 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,813 Views 32 Comments

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

# unions - Friday 4 January, 2019

Opinion: The future of Irish jobs looks precarious
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The future of Irish jobs looks precarious

Jan 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,752 Views 31 Comments

‘If and when’ contracts and other insecure forms of employment are becoming the norm in some industries, we need regulation to make all work decent, writes Marie Sherlock.

# unions - Friday 7 December, 2018

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article
# Apology
# Apology

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article

Dec 7th 2018, 1:02 PM 33,036 Views 28 Comments

Stephen Kavanagh met with staff and union representatives yesterday evening.

# unions - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Aer Lingus is facing a union showdown over staff profit-sharing demands

Jul 15th 2018, 1:00 PM 16,026 Views 22 Comments

After agreeing pay increases with the airline, staff representatives are pushing for a piece of the pie.

# unions - Monday 9 July, 2018

Ambulance service staff to take industrial action over union rights
# NASRA
# NASRA

Ambulance service staff to take industrial action over union rights

Jul 9th 2018, 1:29 PM 7,981 Views 27 Comments

The National Ambulance Service Representative Association has said its members have voted by nearly 98% in favour of industrial action.

# unions - Monday 26 February, 2018

European pilots group calls for Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary to resign
# Mayday
# Mayday

European pilots group calls for Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary to resign

Feb 26th 2018, 10:32 PM 18,900 Views 25 Comments

Ryanair said that the group in question had “no legal standing or validity”.

# unions - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Siptu stalwart Jack O'Connor to step down as its president
# Unions
# Unions

Siptu stalwart Jack O'Connor to step down as its president

Dec 14th 2017, 2:06 PM 15,706 Views 43 Comments

The union said that O’Connor will continue to be “involved” in another capacity.

# unions - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Nov 21st 2017, 10:08 AM 9,626 Views 14 Comments

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

# unions - Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'
# Broadstone
# Broadstone

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

Nov 13th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,842 Views 33 Comments

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

# unions - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Public servants to get first tranche of restoration pay in the New Year
# Unions
# Unions

Public servants to get first tranche of restoration pay in the New Year

Nov 9th 2017, 7:39 PM 36,742 Views 59 Comments

Unions that wish to be included in the deal will have to notify ICTU in writing

# unions - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Bus Éireann management and unions argue over new rosters in latest dispute
# Stranded Commuters
# Stranded Commuters

Bus Éireann management and unions argue over new rosters in latest dispute

Sep 26th 2017, 10:27 PM 12,051 Views 40 Comments

For three weeks in April, industrial action at the company brought the State-run transport services to a halt.

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Gardaí's right to strike ruled out in new report

Sep 26th 2017, 6:31 PM 9,093 Views 16 Comments

Strike action by gardaí was averted last year when a €50 million pay deal was struck in the Labour Court.

# unions - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Flight cancellations: Why is Ryanair switching its calendar year?
# Pilots On Leave
# Pilots On Leave

Flight cancellations: Why is Ryanair switching its calendar year?

Sep 19th 2017, 1:05 PM 28,168 Views 43 Comments

Michael O’Leary has denied that the loss of Ryanair pilots to rival airlines is partly to blame for hundreds of flight cancellations.

# unions - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay
# Breaking Point
# Breaking Point

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay

Jul 26th 2017, 3:16 PM 10,909 Views 24 Comments

Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.

# unions - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal
# Pluses And Minuses
# Pluses And Minuses

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal

Jun 22nd 2017, 7:50 PM 9,972 Views 45 Comments

The union said that “on balance”, the pluses outweighed the negatives on the deal.

# unions - Monday 22 May, 2017

Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike
# It's Still On
# It's Still On

Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike

May 22nd 2017, 10:03 PM 40,872 Views 164 Comments

Leo was forced to defend some of his big manifesto promises today.

# unions - Friday 7 April, 2017

Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning
# Drive All Night
# Drive All Night

Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning

Apr 7th 2017, 7:10 PM 18,318 Views 84 Comments

Both sides were up all night last night trying to reach an agreement.

# unions - Friday 24 February, 2017

Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice
# Strike Notice
# Strike Notice

Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice

Feb 24th 2017, 9:12 AM 16,970 Views 65 Comments

The union said it was erring on the side of caution.

# unions - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Bus Éireann workers to go on all-out strike (and there's no end date)
# Going All-out
# Going All-out

Bus Éireann workers to go on all-out strike (and there's no end date)

Feb 2nd 2017, 5:35 PM 34,414 Views 119 Comments

The dispute will come to a head in three weeks’ time.

# unions - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Up to 40 pilots at Dublin Airport are going on strike from next week
# Grounded
# Grounded

Up to 40 pilots at Dublin Airport are going on strike from next week

Nov 17th 2016, 2:44 PM 15,626 Views 6 Comments

Irish airline CityJet flies to several European cities, including London, Paris and Florence.

# unions - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members

Nov 15th 2016, 8:22 PM 16,011 Views 60 Comments

Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.

# unions - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved

Nov 6th 2016, 1:06 PM 25,926 Views 83 Comments

The former Taoiseach isn’t sure if gardaí should have access to industrial relations mechanisms.

# unions - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Oct 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 17,800 Views 163 Comments

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# unions - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Ross welcomes Dublin Bus talks, says both sides now need to be given "space"
# Back On The Road Again
# Back On The Road Again

Ross welcomes Dublin Bus talks, says both sides now need to be given "space"

Sep 25th 2016, 7:17 PM 39,515 Views 78 Comments

Dublin Bus says that the ongoing strikes have already cost it €4 million.

# unions - Monday 25 July, 2016

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?

Jul 25th 2016, 9:26 AM 19,955 Views 68 Comments

The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,

# unions - Monday 18 April, 2016

Irish Rail threatens unions with legal action after drivers refuse to train new recruits
# Training
# Training

Irish Rail threatens unions with legal action after drivers refuse to train new recruits

Apr 18th 2016, 10:14 PM 17,086 Views 88 Comments

The company says they are breaching their contracts, but unions say participation in training is voluntary.

# unions - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts
# Rollback
# Rollback

Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts

Mar 30th 2016, 9:27 AM 16,991 Views 130 Comments

The company said it was due to the “intransigence” of unions.

# unions - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly
# Column
# Column

Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly

Mar 12th 2016, 8:30 AM 132 Views 168 Comments

Unions need to realise it’s not 1913 anymore. There are laws and institutions to protect workers now, writes Aaron McKenna.

# unions - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Italian politicians want jail for gay couples who use overseas surrogates
# Overseas
# Overseas

Italian politicians want jail for gay couples who use overseas surrogates

Jan 21st 2016, 3:37 PM 8,677 Views 143 Comments

A prominent gay rights group has branded the move ‘indecent’.

# unions - Friday 20 November, 2015

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts
# Pulling The Plug
# Pulling The Plug

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts

Nov 20th 2015, 3:18 PM 15,169 Views 76 Comments

Workers are concerned about the planned reduction of frontline staff numbers.

# unions - Sunday 12 July, 2015

The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it
# Public Servants
# Public Servants

The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it

Jul 12th 2015, 9:00 PM 20,620 Views 51 Comments

It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.

# unions - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark
# Striiiiiiiiiiike
# Striiiiiiiiiiike

Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark

Jul 1st 2015, 4:25 PM 11,656 Views 13 Comments

The airline has launched an online petition against French air traffic control strikes, while the Danish Labour Court has ruled that unions can now strike against them.

# unions - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford
# Gorey
# Gorey

Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford

May 21st 2015, 9:53 PM 31,923 Views 48 Comments

Staff were told of the move at 6pm this evening.

McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour
# Not Really Lovin It
# Not Really Lovin It

McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour

May 21st 2015, 9:20 PM 13,347 Views 62 Comments

“Out of the kitchens and into the streets.”

# unions - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

May 7th 2015, 8:54 AM 9,083 Views 88 Comments

Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.

# unions - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Bus Eireann could lose as much as €5 million in revenue if strike days go ahead
# Pull On 'dem Boots
# Pull On 'dem Boots

Bus Eireann could lose as much as €5 million in revenue if strike days go ahead

Apr 21st 2015, 12:11 PM 8,884 Views 50 Comments

The action against 10% of bus routes being put out to private tender is set to take place next month.

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