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# Workers

This month
September 2023
Iceland UK awarded costs after Metron Stores court application
Discount retailer Iceland closed its final stores in Ireland yesterday after Metron Stores Ltd entered into liquidation.
This year
Tara Mines manager 'can't say' how long lay-offs of 650 workers will last
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said the government were “feigning surprise” over the 650 lay offs.
Tesco home delivery workers to lose higher pay rate over roster change
The grocery giant is reducing its delivery window for orders, meaning employees will no longer work during ‘unsociable’ hours.
Last year
Government woos 1,200 Spaniards for 'hard-to-fill' jobs but housing problems glossed over
Hostels have become a common fallback option for workers who can’t find long-term housing.
One in every five low paid workers in Ireland is aged over 50, report finds
Of the 420,000 low paid workers in Ireland, approximately 80,000 individuals are aged over 50.
Pension age to remain at 66 under new proposals to be announced next month
It’s at odds with the recommendations of the Pension Commission report published last October.
New public holiday could cost Exchequer between €220m and €300m, says Varadkar
The first St. Brigid’s day public holiday will be Monday 6th February 2023.
New sick pay law to guarantee all workers three days paid sick leave once commenced
This is the first time Ireland has had a statutory sick pay scheme.
Survey places Dublin among most expensive cities for international workers
Mercer’s 2022 Cost of Living Survey launched ranked Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates.
Moving income tax credits and bands will improve take-home pay, says Donohoe
The finance minister says Government will use indexation to up peoples’ take-home pay.
McGrath gives the green light to exploratory talks on public service pay
The talks will centre around the pay for 350,000 people who work in the public sector.
Minimum wage rise leads to less hours in some cases - but workers still benefit overall
Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Irish minimum wage has increased on a yearly basis from 2016 onwards.
All time
US President Biden slams Kellogg's for replacing workers who are on strike
Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union rejected the company’s latest contract offer.
ICTU asks government to continue full PUP rate for workers in unopened sectors
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions outlined concerns it has for workers and workplaces ahead of next week’s reopening plans.
Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.
Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.
Workers agree to suspend strike at Dublin Port for talks with company about pay and safety
72 hours of work stoppages were due to commence from Monday.
'An epic journey': Three former Debenhams workers on picketing during a pandemic
Their picketing days are over but they are determined to keep fighting for workers’ protections.
'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today
The right to disconnect gives employees the right to switch off from work outside of normal working hours,
Taoiseach: 'It is time to go back to remote working. We know it works'
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there has been a slow creep back to the offices.
Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.
Liquidator withdraws negotiated deal after Debenhams workers occupy stores in Dublin and Cork
Workers at Henry Street store were arrested this morning.
PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work
Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.
Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told
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.
Union calls for 'blanket testing' in meat factories as concern grows over recent clusters
Siptu said it is possible some workers have symptoms but are not getting testing over a fear of losing income.
Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'
Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.
Boohoo launches investigation into claims staff were being paid well below minimum wage
The Sunday Times last weekend reported that staff at a warehouse in England were paid as little as £3.50 per hour.
US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.
Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation
The agreement between the Trade Union Federation and the CIF was signed today.
Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.
Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased
Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.
Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says
Construction will not be on the list of essential non-retail services due to be published today, Harris confirmed.
What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers
People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.
ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19
The organisation says there has been “considerable public debate” on the issue in recent days.
Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group
The paper warns that further reductions in the USC could lead to a “narrowing of the tax base”.
Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford
The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.
'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers
The majority of Irish people care about the conditions of the factories where their clothes are made.
Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland
This battle was part of a momentous ‘Game of Thrones’ to decide who would rule Ireland: British imperialism, Irish capitalism or the working class, writes Cian Prendiville.
Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?
Yesterday, a bill to give workers a legal right to their tips passed Committee stage with all-party support.
Social Protection Department gives older age of workers as reason why it's near top of sick leave list
The secretary general of the department said 3,000 staff members are over 55.