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# unions - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

# unions - Monday 26 August, 2013

Security staff at state solicitor’s office protest after being replaced

The eight security workers were not given positions after a new contractor took over at the site.

# unions - Friday 16 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.

# unions - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Pilots' group insists Ryanair safety claims were not fabricated

Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of a documentary that aired the results of a survey by the group last night.

# unions - Monday 12 August, 2013

Aer Arann pilots to strike next week

The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) voted by a 91% margin to begin strike action next Tuesday.

# unions - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Varadkar: I’m not going to get involved in ‘nitty gritty’ of Dublin Bus negotiations

The Transport Minister has ruled out getting involved directly in talks to end the all-out strike at Dublin Bus.

# unions - Friday 2 August, 2013

Clerys staff told it may be months before store re-opens

Clerys closed last Thursday and one staff member told TheJournal.ie that they have been told they may not be returning to work until November.

# unions - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Workers let go by BCD Travel to picket Kerry Group

SIPTU representatives claim that the company is refusing to make redundancy payments decided by the Labour Court.

# unions - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Government print facility workers to begin strike action

Workers claim their pay is being reduced without prior discussion and will begin strike action tonight at 8pm.

# unions - Friday 28 June, 2013

Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal

The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants has voted 64 to 36 per cent to back the agreement.

# unions - Friday 21 June, 2013

TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal

The teachers’ unions both decided today to recommend a ballot of their members. The move comes after a number of unions accepted the deal.

# unions - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

# unions - Friday 24 May, 2013

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

# unions - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

'Industrial peace' on the way if unions accept pay proposals

If the union’s proposals are accepted, the ‘essential elements’ of the Croke Park Agreement will remain in place.

# unions - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: Game, Set and Match to the Banks

The extent to which banks are running Ireland and Europe is clearly shown by the recently published Insolvency Guidelines and Rules, writes Dave Hughes.

# unions - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin Read Me This post contains images

Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin is an iconic figure in Irish history, yet when I was in school the Lockout only received a minor mention on the history syllabus – we wanted to make him more accessible, says Rory McConville.

Teachers 'know pay negotiations will end up in compromise'

The General Secretary of the INTO said today that two issues of note were higher pay and the supervision allowance.

# unions - Thursday 16 May, 2013

UPDATE: Bus Éireann proposals cut executive pay, restore driver premiums

Additional cash savings of €330,000 are expected to be made from contributions by executives, and directors also face a 20 per cent pay cut.

Bus Éireann services to operate as normal today

A minimum of 24 hours notice will be given for any industrial action, unions officials have said.

# unions - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Bus Éireann services to run as normal tomorrow Row

Bus Éireann services to run as normal tomorrow

No agreement was reached during today’s talks and discussions aimed at resolving the row are expected to continue for some time.

# unions - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Bus Eireann staff could undertake industrial action on Sunday

The move would be due to the introduction of cuts by the company to save €5 million.

# unions - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# unions - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No

SIPTU, the INMO, the IMO and Unite have all rejected the pay deal today.

Hayes: People shouldn't be fooled by union leaders

The Junior Minister said that those arguing for a No vote are “arguing for the unknown”.

# unions - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Unions against Croke Park deal will 'not be bound' by ICTU vote

Minister Brendan Howlin ha said that it is “dishonest” to say that there are no consequences arising from a ‘no’ vote.

# unions - Monday 1 April, 2013

Teachers discuss Croke Park II at conferences

INTO President spoke of “increasing anger” over education cuts.

# unions - Monday 18 March, 2013

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2

Gardaí, nurses and firefighters will see their pay cut by between 3 and 11 per cent under the pay deal, says the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance.

# unions - Thursday 14 March, 2013

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.

# unions - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Unions to address "major public meeting" against Croke Park 2 proposals

A nationwide campaign against the proposals will include a major public meeting in Cork City Hall.

Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement

Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.

# unions - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid

New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.

# unions - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals

The ASTI says public sector workers have already contributed enough, and savings should be made through the tax system.

Four unions launch joint No campaign to Croke Park 2

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) and Unite are joinign in a campaign against the new proposals.

Bus Éireann workers reject labour commission proposals

Siptu members have voted “overwhelming” against what was tabled by the Labour Relations Commission.

# unions - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Croke Park 2: Four unions to launch joint No campaign

The INMO, IMO, CPSU and Unite are to launch their joint campaign against the Croke Park proposals tomorrow.

# unions - Saturday 2 March, 2013

The Evening Fix...now with added strangely attractive snails Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix...now with added strangely attractive snails

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# unions - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

TUI recommends rejection of Croke Park II proposals

The union is to put the proposals to a ballot by its members.

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II

The AHCPS which represents more than 2,700 public sector workers says its members have already taken pay reductions of at least 15 per cent.

In full: The proposed public sector pay deal

The Labour Relations Commission has published the full document that proposes changes to public sector pay and conditions or Croke Park II as it is more commonly known.

# unions - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Howlin tells public servants Croke Park II will be 'the last ask'

The Taoiseach said that unions will have to ‘scrutinise’ the draft agreement today.