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Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action
A two-hour work stoppage is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 November.
Column: Irish labour costs making us uncompetitive? Hardly.
We’re told that wages need to be cut for Ireland to compete internationally – but the figures don’t bear this out, writes Jimmy Kelly of Unite.
760 jobs lost in major jobs blow for Northern Ireland
FG Wilson blamed the slowdown in global demand for its products for the large number of job losses.
In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt
Workers are calling for previous pay and conditions to be reinstated.
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.
Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact
Three of the country’s major trade unions have reiterated their call for a No vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact referendum.
And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway
The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.
ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says there is no support for the treaty in it ranks – but that it fears a No vote could exclude Ireland from the European Stability Mechanism.
ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance
Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.
As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on Fiscal Compact
The Tánaiste has appealed directly to union members suggesting that leaders are not acting in the best interests of members.
TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty
Technical Engineering and Electrical Union has become the third trade union to advise members to vote No in the fiscal compact treaty.
Unite urges members not to pay household charge
The trade union has dismissed the charge as unfair and called on its members not to pay – all 60,000 of them.
Household charge: 286,000 register to pay as union urges boycott
The latest figures show that around 36,000 properties have registered to pay since last Thursday evening but that’s less than fifth of the number eventually expected to pay.
GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts
Marches took place across Spain as well as in Paris, Athens, Lisbon and Brussels, with hundreds at a demo in Dublin.
ESB w0rkers to vote on plan to shed 1,000 jobs by 2015
Workers will be asked to consider plans which management says are needed in order to cut payroll costs by €140 million.
EBS workers vote to end '13th month' strike action
94 per cent of Unite members withdraw their action and to accept a deal brokered at the Labour Relations Commission last week.
EBS workers call off strike over '13th month' payment
Staff at the building society were due to walk out tomorrrow, but have agreed to LRC talks with management.
EBS staff to hold second strike over '13th month' payment
Staff will picket EBS branches and the offices of its parent bank AIB, in protest at the withholding of a December payment.
Union: We'll picket AIB too if striking EBS workers are not paid
However, Unite said it was hopeful the decision not to make a Christmas payment would be reversed.
EBS staff begin strike action over '13th month' payment
Staff at the State-owned building society say their ‘Scrooge-like’ employer is withholding an annual payment of four weeks’ pay.
Hundreds of EBS staff to go on strike tomorrow over Christmas payment
Some staff are picketing tomorrow over the building society’s decision to cancel a traditional ’13-month’ payment.
In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin
Turnout was reported to be less than two-thousand people.
Thousands expected for Dublin protest against austerity
The trade union-backed rally is to take place in Dublin city centre from noon today.
Aviva to close all 26 Irish branches by June next year - report
Earlier today the company announced its CEO in Ireland is to step down at the end of the year amid widespread restructuring of its Irish operations.
Aviva Ireland CEO Dermot Browne to resign
Dermot Browne will step down at the end of the year.
Survey finds bank staff have 'chronic' lack of confidence in management
Less than half of bank employees are happy in their current working environment, according to the survey of Irish banking staff.
Aviva workers vote in favour of industrial action
It follows the recent announcement that 950 jobs are to be cut at the insurance company.
Irish Life workers vote against industrial action
Members were balloted on possible industrial action following what UNITE said was a lack of information on a possible sell-off.
UNITE to meet Aviva management in Dublin today
Representatives from the union said that they will be letting AVIVA know “the fury and determination of staff” following the recent announcement about job losses.
Cork Aviva staff agree to ballot on industrial action
Over 200 staff at the insurer in Cork agree unanimously to vote on industrial action – the third group agreeing to a ballot.
Aviva staff to ballot for industrial action next week
A ballot on industrial action over job losses at the firm could open as early as next Tuesday.
Aviva staff to ballot for industrial action over job losses
UNITE members vote unanimously to ballot their members for industrial action, following the news that 950 jobs are to be lost.
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.
Hundreds of Irish Life staff to vote on industrial action
Employees have agreed to the ballot tonight amid fears over the proposed sell-off of the institution.
Irish Life staff may pursue industrial action over State sell-off
Hundreds of staff will vote tomorrow on whether to take industrial action over the possible breakup and sale of the company.
Unions to meet with Aviva over fears for 1,000 jobs
Officials and representatives of the UNITE union will managers later today, fearing that 1,000 of its 2,100 staff could be laid off.
Aviva managers ‘refuse to deny’ 500 job losses on the way
Fears are growing that hundreds of jobs could be cut after unions met with managers at the insurance giant this morning.
UNITE 'stands firm' on ESB industrial action
The union said that its members were clear on their intention that if the State disposed of the company they would undertake industrial action.
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.
UNITE official fully expects ESB workers to vote for industrial action
Jimmy Kelly says workers had already indicated their desire to strike if the government tried to dispose of it.