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# unions - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity

Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.

# unions - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

US CEO mocks ‘three hours a day’ French workers

“They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three,” the head of a US company wrote in a letter.

# unions - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Nurses will "never agree" to Sunday premium cuts

The INMO said it will not be moving the proposals as it returns to talks on the Croke Park Agreement today.

# unions - Monday 14 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# unions - Friday 11 January, 2013

Bus Éireann management and unions meet for talks at Labour Relations Commission

Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association and Siptu have threatened industrial action from this Sunday.

# unions - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal

We’re breaking the hiring freeze to staff our health service – and the new entrants will be taking the pay cuts nobody else wants.

# unions - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.

# unions - Friday 9 November, 2012

SIPTU calls emergency meeting of Aer Lingus pension committee

They are to discuss an IBEC/ICTU five-point-plan aimed at establishing a process to resolve the pension dispute at the airline.

# unions - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action

A two-hour work stoppage is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 November.

Unions meet to discuss Aer Lingus industrial action

The meeting follows the breakdown of talks over the staff pension scheme in the Labour Relations Committee last week.

# unions - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Gilmore: 'Individual departments' to pursue public sector allowance cuts

The Tánaiste says the planned removal of public sector allowances will be done in “accordance with industrial relation procedures”.

# unions - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Teachers respond to Taoiseach's 40-hour-week request

Teachers’ unions say they already work more than 40 hours a week – and more than their counterparts across the globe.

# unions - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park

Public sector workers have seen their average wages rise while others fall – and this can’t continue, writes Keith Redmond.

# unions - Friday 24 August, 2012

Home Helps protest against cuts in Wicklow Healthcare This post contains videos

Home Helps protest against cuts in Wicklow

The workers have had their pay and hours cut without consultation.

# unions - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action

Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.

# unions - Monday 25 June, 2012

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?

Health minister James Reilly has raised the possibility of cutting some health service pay rates – but this would breach the deal. What do you think?

# unions - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Unions, staff to hold talks at Shannon over plans to sell off hangar

Staff and unions for Aer Lingus are unhappy with the plan which will see 55 workers face compulsory redundancy or relocation.

# unions - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Croke Park agreement 'should not exist at all' - Eddie Hobbs

The financial advisor and broadcaster said the deal cocooned higher-level public servants and targeted cuts at the most vulnerable.

# unions - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Number of industrial disputes down in the first quarter of this year

While just one dispute was ongoing in the first quarter of 2012, there were three disputes ongoing during the same period last year.

# unions - Thursday 26 April, 2012

IMPACT advises members to vote Yes in fiscal referendum

IMPACT say a No vote could result in a significant increase in the cost of borrowing for the State.

# unions - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects

If we want that ‘knowledge economy’ we’re always hearing about, the Government needs a serious change of direction, writes Aaron McKenna.

# unions - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Flight disruption amid Spain's anti-austerity protests

Two of the country’s biggest unions have called a general strike for tomorrow over government spending cuts and labour reforms.

# unions - Monday 6 February, 2012

Bord na Móna workers to vote on industrial action in pay row

Unions say staff at the semi-State body are due a 3.5 per cent pay increase, but the company has said this would cost jobs.

# unions - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Teachers angry as allowances suspended

The Teachers Union of Ireland has claimed the suspension will lead to a further loss of income for new teachers of up to 15 per cent.

# unions - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes

The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.

# unions - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Ulster Bank says it won't comment on potential job cuts

There is speculation that the British-owned bank could be about the shed jobs from its 5,000 strong workforce

# unions - Friday 2 December, 2011

All agency workers have new pay rights from next week, Bruton confirms

The move has been welcomed by unions but faced criticism from employers – who claim it will put jobs at risk.

# unions - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Minister may order HSE to pay staff their expenses

It emerged this week that the HSE was withholding travel costs from staff until next year.

# unions - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Strike action grounds entire Qantas fleet

Industrial action has prompted the airline to cancel all of its flights. Employees will be locked out from Monday. The dispute centres on pay and conditions.

# unions - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Aviva staff to meet management amid fears for hundreds of jobs

Meetings have been called for 10am tomorrow as speculation grows that the company will announce redundancies.

# unions - Monday 10 October, 2011

HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close

INMO is angered by the move which is says came “without discussion” with staff – but HSE points to HIQA inspection reports which found the “old” building provided an “unfavourable physical environment”.

# unions - Monday 19 September, 2011

Strife at the ESB as unions clash over strike plans

The TEEU has hit out at fellow union Unite, saying it is “not appropriate” to threaten shutdown of Ireland’s electricity supply.

# unions - Monday 12 September, 2011

Saab workers launch bankruptcy action against troubled car manufacturer

The move comes just a week after the company’s bankruptcy protection bid was rejected by a Swedish district court.

# unions - Friday 2 September, 2011

Union chief who branded members 'spoilt' will lead their pay talks

Brendan Ogle will represent the ESB workers who he said enjoyed “gravy” benefits, buying foreign property and cars.

# unions - Saturday 27 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Saturday Fix: Gardaí probe Tallaght murder; what Gay Mitchell is doing about his clemency appeal letters; a blow for Al Qaeda and a solution for how to spend your Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Watch: Union chief admits ESB staff are 'spoilt'

Brendan Ogle has come under fire for comments made in a speech earlier this year as ESB announced price hikes for consumers yesterday.

# unions - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Nike workers in Indonesia say they are kicked and slapped

In one factory producing Converse runners, workers have described being hit and called names, and made to stand in the blazing sun.

# unions - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Tear gas and violence in Athens as Greeks fight austerity Athens This post contains videos

Tear gas and violence in Athens as Greeks fight austerity

Stun grenades were used by police to try to calm the protests, which went on for several hours.

# unions - Thursday 23 June, 2011

No pay cheque for Saab employees as the company runs out of money

The Swedish car company says it doesn’t have the cash to pay wages.

# unions - Monday 20 December, 2010

Pilots' hours to be limited in new EU law

European safety agency puts forward plans to cap pilot’s duty hours – that’s both flying and waiting time – to a maximum of 14 hours a day, or 12 at night. Pilots’ unions say that is still an exhausting schedule.