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# workers-rights - This year 2022

Bereavement leave could be paid out of the Social Insurance Fund in the future

Bereavement leave could be paid out of the Social Insurance Fund in the future

Aug 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 22,376 Views 13 Comments
  • Tánaiste says the Social Insurance Fund could support those taking bereavement leave in the future.
  • Such a move would prevent a cost being imposed on employers but would ensure employees don't lose out on pay.
  • Varadkar also says he wants the right to request remote working legislation to be passed by Christmas.
Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all

Jun 28th 2022, 8:28 AM 6,343 Views 12 Comments

Minister of State Peter Burke says he’s hoping to make real change for women in public life.

P&O Ferries chief executive to be quizzed by UK MPs over 800 sackings
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

P&O Ferries chief executive to be quizzed by UK MPs over 800 sackings

Mar 24th 2022, 7:15 AM 10,394 Views 3 Comments

Protests were held in Dover and Liverpool yesterday against the sackings and more demonstrations will be held in the coming days.

Staff replacing sacked P&O Ferries workers face ‘poverty pay’, union claims
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

Staff replacing sacked P&O Ferries workers face ‘poverty pay’, union claims

Mar 20th 2022, 3:24 PM 35,854 Views 27 Comments

P&O ships on the Liverpool-Dublin route have now been crewed with Filipino seafarers on contracts below the minimum wage.

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
# Tips
# Tips

Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff

Jan 19th 2022, 7:09 PM 37,199 Views 44 Comments

New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.

# workers-rights - Last year 2021

Guardiola: Player strike over fixture schedule unlikely
# Workers Rights
From The42
# Workers Rights

Guardiola: Player strike over fixture schedule unlikely

Dec 24th 2021, 9:22 AM 1,774 Views 0 Comments

The Manchester City boss says he agrees with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson that player welfare is not taken seriously enough.

US President Biden slams Kellogg's for replacing workers who are on strike

US President Biden slams Kellogg's for replacing workers who are on strike

Dec 11th 2021, 12:45 PM 39,023 Views 61 Comments

Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union rejected the company’s latest contract offer.

Retail workers being docked pay or have to 'pay back' time to attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Retail workers being docked pay or have to 'pay back' time to attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 78,378 Views 81 Comments
  • One 28-year-old retail worker told The Journal: "We are told our wages are docked for the time we are gone for the vaccine until the time we are back."
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that it's 'in everyone's interest' for retail staff to get vaccinated, and urged employers to be more flexible.
  • Vaccines being offered to younger cohorts during the busy summer season may result in 'less-than-accommodating' work environments.
Workers to get at least 10 days paid sick leave phased in between now and 2025
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

Workers to get at least 10 days paid sick leave phased in between now and 2025

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 3:02 PM 50,889 Views 100 Comments

Statutory sick pay will be phased in to help employers to plan ahead and manage the additional costs.

# workers-rights - All time

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 10,198 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 9,030 Views 4 Comments

Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,880 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.

Uncertainties raised over protections for striking Debenhams workers
# Duffy-Cahill Report
# Duffy-Cahill Report

Uncertainties raised over protections for striking Debenhams workers

Nov 4th 2020, 3:17 PM 11,802 Views 10 Comments

Former Labour court chair Kevin Duffy and barrister Nessa Cahill appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise and Employment.

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers

Sep 8th 2020, 4:42 PM 20,646 Views 33 Comments

The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.

Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told
# Clusters
# Clusters

Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told

Sep 2nd 2020, 5:49 PM 29,144 Views 39 Comments

Alan Kelly TD said we can’t have a situation where workers are going into meat plants having taken paracetamol or Calpol to hide their temperature.

Migrant rights group seeks meeting with Taoiseach over 'serious' concerns from meat factory workers
# Clusters And Lockdowns
# Clusters And Lockdowns

Migrant rights group seeks meeting with Taoiseach over 'serious' concerns from meat factory workers

Aug 31st 2020, 6:07 PM 19,773 Views 29 Comments

Nearly 1,500 confirmed cases have been linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks.

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country
# Clusters And Lockdowns
# Clusters And Lockdowns

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 84,376 Views 86 Comments

In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.

'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty
# Liquidation
# Liquidation

'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty

May 21st 2020, 9:32 AM 22,365 Views 45 Comments

Last month, Debenhams announced it would not be reopening its stores, leaving 2,000 staff unemployed.

'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 1st 2020, 3:58 PM 94,975 Views 115 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett said he believes the policy being implemented is “hugely unfair”.

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?

Mar 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,572 Views 60 Comments

A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.

Here are workers' entitlements if they are affected by Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Here are workers' entitlements if they are affected by Covid-19

Mar 2nd 2020, 9:23 PM 81,362 Views 41 Comments

The first case of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed over the weekend.

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

May 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 55,434 Views 0 Comments

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?

Feb 21st 2019, 7:59 AM 39,813 Views 65 Comments

Yesterday, a bill to give workers a legal right to their tips passed Committee stage with all-party support.

16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety
# Opinion
# Opinion

16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety

Dec 8th 2018, 9:30 AM 13,972 Views 22 Comments

I felt anxious, alienated and depressed. Irish workers must unite to resist the creeping casualisation of work, writes Keith Murdiff.

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review
# Workers Rights
# Workers Rights

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 9,151 Views 39 Comments

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82'
# Worker Rights
# Worker Rights

Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82'

Dec 11th 2017, 7:53 AM 11,255 Views 23 Comments

One in four fishermen have experienced verbal or physical abuse, according to a new report.

'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker

'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker

Jul 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,163 Views 37 Comments

A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.

Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry

Jul 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,329 Views 16 Comments

Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

May 11th 2017, 6:04 AM 41,226 Views 16 Comments

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs
# Exploited
# Exploited

Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs

Mar 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 44,954 Views 69 Comments

Camilla would routinely work 14 hour days for little money.

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night
# Not Your Mother
# Not Your Mother

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night

Jul 6th 2016, 9:28 AM 57,865 Views 99 Comments

“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”

Factory workers in the US wear nappies as they can't take bathroom breaks

Factory workers in the US wear nappies as they can't take bathroom breaks

May 13th 2016, 7:14 AM 46,264 Views 78 Comments

The revelation has come out in a report from Oxfam America.

Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment
# Clerys
# Clerys

Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment

Jan 14th 2016, 4:58 PM 13,103 Views 16 Comments

A review was announced today to try to stop a repeat of what happened to the 460 Clerys workers.

How well do you know your employment rights?
# Knowledge Is Power
# Knowledge Is Power

How well do you know your employment rights?

Aug 30th 2015, 11:15 AM 43,250 Views 44 Comments

Here’s everything you should know…

'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away
# Fallout
# Fallout

'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away

Aug 28th 2015, 3:20 PM 14,577 Views 36 Comments

400 people lost their jobs overnight when the store closed suddenly.

'If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you'
# Au Pairs In Ireland
# Au Pairs In Ireland

'If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you'

Jun 21st 2015, 10:05 PM 47,249 Views 94 Comments

Au pairs are working in up to 20,000 Irish homes – many working around the clock for not much pay.

McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour
# Not Really Lovin It
# Not Really Lovin It

McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour

May 21st 2015, 9:20 PM 13,389 Views 62 Comments

“Out of the kitchens and into the streets.”

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough
# Nice Try
# Nice Try

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

May 12th 2015, 4:56 PM 14,011 Views 45 Comments

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”

Apr 17th 2015, 5:35 PM 27,112 Views 52 Comments

Agnieszka Sobczyk has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after being fired.

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC
# Halt
# Halt

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC

Sep 3rd 2014, 10:59 PM 5,772 Views 12 Comments

The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.

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