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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Unions

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Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike
Leo was forced to defend some of his big manifesto promises today.
Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning
Both sides were up all night last night trying to reach an agreement.
Strikes at six Tesco stores delayed over union notice
The union said it was erring on the side of caution.
Bus Éireann workers to go on all-out strike (and there's no end date)
The dispute will come to a head in three weeks’ time.
Up to 40 pilots at Dublin Airport are going on strike from next week
Irish airline CityJet flies to several European cities, including London, Paris and Florence.
Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members
Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.
Bertie Ahern is "iffy" about how the Garda dispute was resolved
The former Taoiseach isn’t sure if gardaí should have access to industrial relations mechanisms.
Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes
Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.
Ross welcomes Dublin Bus talks, says both sides now need to be given "space"
Dublin Bus says that the ongoing strikes have already cost it €4 million.
Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?
The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,
Irish Rail threatens unions with legal action after drivers refuse to train new recruits
The company says they are breaching their contracts, but unions say participation in training is voluntary.
Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts
The company said it was due to the “intransigence” of unions.
Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly
Unions need to realise it’s not 1913 anymore. There are laws and institutions to protect workers now, writes Aaron McKenna.
Italian politicians want jail for gay couples who use overseas surrogates
A prominent gay rights group has branded the move ‘indecent’.
Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts
Workers are concerned about the planned reduction of frontline staff numbers.
The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it
It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.
Today, Ryanair have been mostly battling strikes in France, and suffering them in Denmark
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.
Fears for 100 jobs after 'shock closure' of Dunnes Stores in Wexford
Staff were told of the move at 6pm this evening.
McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour
“Out of the kitchens and into the streets.”
Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.
Bus Eireann could lose as much as €5 million in revenue if strike days go ahead
The action against 10% of bus routes being put out to private tender is set to take place next month.
"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished
Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.
'It's been about so much more than water': Right2Water groups are planning for the general election
Politicians, NGOs, academics and others will be invited to attend a two day ‘May Day Conference’.
Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper
Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.
Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour
And pay rises for all.
Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.
SIPTU still won't say if they'll join water charge protests
It depends on what emerges from talks with other unions, they say.
Irish Water workers could go on strike if they don't get their bonuses back
Staff were told yesterday they wouldn’t be getting their performance-pay. But SIPTU says that’s not on.
Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners
The current Junior Cycle reform impasse presents teacher unions with an opportunity to show creative leadership.
SIPTU ask nurses and midwives to reject 50% increase in registration fee
Members are being advised to continue paying the 2014 fee of €100.
Pics: NHS workers stage first strike in 32 years
The strike follows a rejection by the government of an across-the-board pay rise for workers.
Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee
The rise in the fee is related to costs incurred through the implementation of the Nurses and Midwifes’ Act of 2011.
Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.
Get caught by today's rail strike? There's two more planned (and unions won't rule out even more)
The next 48-hour stoppage starts on the day of the All-Ireland Hurling Final.
A solution to rail strikes is "unlikely" this weekend
Start walking, so.
Transport Minister defends bus route privatisation plan
Around 10% of bus routes will be privatised.
Strike action a step closer as Irish rail workers say 'No' to pay cuts
The company say they are in a “critical financial situation”.
Thousands will strike across Northern Ireland today
Local Government colleagues across England and Wales will join them.
'No one ever notices the cleaner'
Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.
Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'
However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.