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# unions - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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.

# unions - Monday 3 February, 2014

London commuters face chaos as unions call two-day tube strike

Workers are reacting angrily to a plan to cut 950 jobs.

# unions - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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.

# unions - Sunday 19 January, 2014

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.

# unions - Saturday 18 January, 2014

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.

# unions - Friday 17 January, 2014

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.

# unions - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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.

# unions - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

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The threat at the Newbridge store is part of a wider dispute where parking facilities have been withdrawn at 116 Irish stores.

# unions - Sunday 15 December, 2013

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.

# unions - Monday 9 December, 2013

Strike averted, but ESB and unions differ on terms of the deal ESB

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.

# unions - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Rabbitte: ESB strike threat "out of all proportion" with staff grievances ESB

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.

# unions - Friday 6 December, 2013

Workers agree to LRC meeting with ESB management Row

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.

# unions - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and "clear up any uncertainty" ESB

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.

# unions - Saturday 30 November, 2013

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.

# unions - Friday 29 November, 2013

No resolution in sight as ESB workers serve strike notice

There has been no third-party intervention mooted at this stage of the dispute.

# unions - Thursday 28 November, 2013

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.

# unions - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

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.

# unions - Monday 25 November, 2013

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead ESB

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead

Retail Excellence Ireland urged the government to intervene to prevent the ESB from “holding the country to ransom”.

# unions - Friday 22 November, 2013

ESB unions issue strike threat ahead of meeting next week

The ESB Group of Unions met today and accepted an invitation to talks but have stated firmly that strike notice would be in place thereafter.

ESB unions meet to discuss strike options

Employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action earlier this week

# unions - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Number of days lost to industrial disputes rises for third consecutive quarter

Figures released today by the CSO shows that 6,718 days were lost to industrial disputes in the third quarter of this year.

# unions - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute

The deal will see five crew operating the new smaller transatlantic services with a review of operations due next summer.

# unions - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Union boss warns that ESB industrial action could hit power supplies

Brendan Ogle says that there is “no doubt” that industrial action would hit services.

# unions - Monday 18 November, 2013

'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action

The ESB Group of Unions will meet on Friday to decide on the next step after 87.5 per cent voted for industrial action over a pension dispute.

Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs

Mandate says that the sale of the debt of the landmark store should prioritise jobs.

# unions - Monday 11 November, 2013

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow

The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.

# unions - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Up to 50 jobs at risk at Essentra Packaging in Waterford

The company are to initiate a 30-day ‘consultation period’ on the future of their plant in the city.

# unions - Monday 4 November, 2013

Eddie Stobart told to pay €5,000 in compensation to drivers over working hours

The penalty decision was made by the Rights Commissioner with the company now having six weeks to respond.

# unions - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.

# unions - Monday 21 October, 2013

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme ESB

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme

Reports over the last couple of days suggested the company had changed the nature of the scheme and failed to tell its auditor KPMG about opposition to the changes from unions.

# unions - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Got post to send to the UK? Do it before Royal Mail staff go on strike

Workers at the postal service will strike for the first time in four years on 4 November.

# unions - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI

Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.

# unions - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

IMO to consider invitation to talks at the LRC

The union’s committee will meet this morning and will also discuss the next stage of industrial action following the yesterday’s 24-hour strike.

# unions - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers

Last night, unions heard proposals that could see pensions cut by 15 per cent.

# unions - Sunday 29 September, 2013

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?

# unions - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Union chief: 'ESB are refusing to engage in discussions'

ESB unions voted unanimously to hold a ballot for industrial action over pensions.

# unions - Friday 20 September, 2013

ASTI reject Haddington Road agreement, vote for industrial action

The union representing 17,000 secondary teachers voted by way of a 63 per cent majority to reject the deal.

# unions - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Thousands expected to attend 1913 commemorations

President Michael D Higgins will lead today’s events in Dublin – marking 100 years to the day since Bloody Sunday.