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# Unions

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'Now is not the time for wage rises' - ISME
The small business trade body said that an increase in wages could force many businesses under.
Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on plan to cut jobs and wages
Proposals to cut pay have been modified downward from 20 per cent to 7.5 per cent.
Aer Lingus cabin crew strikes called off
One of the unions involved in Labour Court talks said today that progress had been made and so the two strike days have been deferred.
Irish Rail workers vote for industrial action but don't want to strike
SIPTU said industrial action will only happen if changes to pay and conditions are implemented without agreement.
Unions and Bausch & Lomb looking at 'range of options' to secure plant future
SIPTU has said that the proposed 20 per cent pay cut and 200 jobs losses are unacceptable.
SIPTU for meeting with Bausch and Lomb over jobs and 20% pay cut
Workers have been told that there could be even further job losses if they don’t agree to wage slash.
"I don't think we will see the money." - Dublin bakery staff staging sit-in over back wages
Gardaí have been called to the Paris Bakery on Moore St.
New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries
However, it has been welcomed by Ibec, who believe it will help Ireland to continue to attract foreign direct investment.
Bus and rail union tells members: don't vote for Fine Gael or Labour
The union says that plans to privatise the bus network would see their livelihoods ‘decimated’.
1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge
And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.
Nurse to patient ratio is becoming unsafe says INMO
Irish nurses look after between 20 and 60 per cent more patients than their British counterparts.
Opinion: Recovery can't be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage
Yes, we need to reject austerity and its offshoots – privatisation, poverty and emigration – but also populist and short-term solutions to long-term challenges.
If Junior Cycle "nonsense" continues, teachers could strike, says union
The results of balloting by two unions will be known on Wednesday.
SIPTU bosses vote to support future industrial action at Dublin airport
The union’s National Executive Council also voted to fight any further legal action.
SIPTU told to pay DAA and Ryanair's legal fees over strike injunction
Justice Gilligan placed a stay on the ruling subject to a full hearing on the issues around the strike.
UK union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52
Crow was widely known for representing rail workers and being the face of various tube strike in London.
Plan for independent evaluation of pay ends dispute at Tyndall Institute
Staff from IFUT and Siptu had picketed on a number of occasions this year.
Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions
SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.
Teachers to hold "symbolic" lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle
A teacher will remain in the school to supervise students during the protests.
SIPTU members at Dublin and Cork airports in massive vote for strike action
The margin of the DAA vote was 94 per cent in favour of industrial action.
ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out
Brendan Ogle said ESB workers were “viciously attacked by some in the media” during the recent pension dispute.
London commuters face chaos as unions call two-day tube strike
Workers are reacting angrily to a plan to cut 950 jobs.
4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform
Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.
Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers
Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.
ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert
The unions say teachers’ concerns over the planned revamp of the junior cycle aren’t being addressed.
Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award 'unanswered'
The Minister for Education thinks that implementing the plan is going well, the teachers don’t.
Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening
In a second vote on the Government pay deal, union leaders have urged secondary teachers to reject it.
Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark
The threat at the Newbridge store is part of a wider dispute where parking facilities have been withdrawn at 116 Irish stores.
This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'
Two unions are calling on the government to provide aid to organisations offering food assistance to those struggling this Christmas.
Strike averted, but ESB and unions differ on terms of the deal
ESB released a statement saying that the deal will not add any liabilities to their balance sheet, but unions disagreed.
Rabbitte: ESB strike threat "out of all proportion" with staff grievances
The minister said the scheme made “marvellous progress in 2012″ and he hopes common sense will prevail at talks today.
Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management
A last-ditch intervention from the government ahead of planned strikes is seen.
Former Aer Lingus workers claim discrimination in complaint to Pensions Board
The dispute centres on over 5,000 workers who are no longer employed but are not yet in receipt of their pension.
Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty"
Minister Pat Rabbitte has requested that the LRC intervene as power disruptions would be “out of all proportion” to the issues involved.
ESB unions in public spat with management over 'protective notice'
Notice of industrial action was served on management yesterday, and customers have been told to expect power outages.
Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes
Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.
No resolution in sight as ESB workers serve strike notice
There has been no third-party intervention mooted at this stage of the dispute.
Unite: ‘Insufficient progress made to defer notice of industrial action on ESB’
The group of unions representing ESB workers said they would be proceeding with serving strike action notice tomorrow at 2pm.
Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?
There is not much coverage of protests in the media, with the result that many people either don’t know about them or don’t feel like joining them, writes Julien Mercille.