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# workers - Thursday 1 April, 2021

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today
# Switching Off
# Switching Off

'Right to disconnect' code for workers comes into effect from today

Apr 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 62,689 Views 30 Comments

The right to disconnect gives employees the right to switch off from work outside of normal working hours,

# workers - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Taoiseach: 'It is time to go back to remote working. We know it works'
# Work From Home
# Work From Home

Taoiseach: 'It is time to go back to remote working. We know it works'

Oct 14th 2020, 11:12 PM 82,669 Views 123 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there has been a slow creep back to the offices.

# workers - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

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 20,565 Views 33 Comments

The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.

Liquidator withdraws negotiated deal after Debenhams workers occupy stores in Dublin and Cork
# Protests
# Protests

Liquidator withdraws negotiated deal after Debenhams workers occupy stores in Dublin and Cork

Updated Sep 8th 2020, 10:40 AM 68,058 Views 129 Comments

Workers at Henry Street store were arrested this morning.

# workers - Monday 7 September, 2020

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work

Sep 7th 2020, 5:45 PM 25,827 Views 8 Comments

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

# workers - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

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 29,088 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.

# workers - Friday 7 August, 2020

Union calls for 'blanket testing' in meat factories as concern grows over recent clusters
# Meat Factories
# Meat Factories

Union calls for 'blanket testing' in meat factories as concern grows over recent clusters

Aug 7th 2020, 9:05 AM 28,119 Views 70 Comments

Siptu said it is possible some workers have symptoms but are not getting testing over a fear of losing income.

# workers - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'
# Protest
# Protest

Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'

Jul 21st 2020, 10:30 AM 24,546 Views 33 Comments

Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.

# workers - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Boohoo launches investigation into claims staff were being paid well below minimum wage
# Boo Hoo
# Boo Hoo

Boohoo launches investigation into claims staff were being paid well below minimum wage

Jul 8th 2020, 12:43 PM 44,071 Views 17 Comments

The Sunday Times last weekend reported that staff at a warehouse in England were paid as little as £3.50 per hour.

# workers - Monday 15 June, 2020

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination
# LGBT
# LGBT

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

Jun 15th 2020, 8:01 PM 10,077 Views 24 Comments

The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.

# workers - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation
# Workers
# Workers

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

May 21st 2020, 1:01 PM 12,455 Views 12 Comments

The agreement between the Trade Union Federation and the CIF was signed today.

# workers - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Apr 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 17,033 Views 17 Comments

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

# workers - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased
# Protection
# Protection

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased

Apr 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 33,359 Views 68 Comments

Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.

# workers - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says
# Essential Service
# Essential Service

Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says

Mar 28th 2020, 1:38 PM 63,489 Views 17 Comments

Construction will not be on the list of essential non-retail services due to be published today, Harris confirmed.

# workers - Thursday 12 March, 2020

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers

Mar 12th 2020, 1:14 PM 53,764 Views 65 Comments

People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.

# workers - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19

Mar 3rd 2020, 8:11 PM 17,423 Views 58 Comments

The organisation says there has been “considerable public debate” on the issue in recent days.

# workers - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group
# Taxman
# Taxman

Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group

Jul 18th 2019, 11:51 AM 19,601 Views 85 Comments

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
# The Agora Companies

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford

Jul 18th 2019, 9:20 AM 7,108 Views 1 Comment

The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.

# workers - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers

Jun 11th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,238 Views 10 Comments

The majority of Irish people care about the conditions of the factories where their clothes are made.

# workers - Monday 8 April, 2019

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland

Apr 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 23,066 Views 45 Comments

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.

# workers - Thursday 21 February, 2019

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 39,723 Views 66 Comments

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

# workers - Monday 3 December, 2018

Social Protection Department gives older age of workers as reason why it's near top of sick leave list
# Out Of Office
# Out Of Office

Social Protection Department gives older age of workers as reason why it's near top of sick leave list

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:15 AM 17,504 Views 34 Comments

The secretary general of the department said 3,000 staff members are over 55.

# workers - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

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 9,117 Views 39 Comments

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

# workers - Friday 21 September, 2018

Woman who shot dead three people in Maryland had history of mental illness, police say
# Snochia Moseley
# Snochia Moseley

Woman who shot dead three people in Maryland had history of mental illness, police say

Updated Sep 21st 2018, 10:41 PM 32,409 Views 56 Comments

Four people, including the shooter, died following the incident in Aberdeen, Maryland, yesterday morning.

# workers - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

Sep 18th 2018, 7:21 AM 29,484 Views 78 Comments

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

# workers - Saturday 25 August, 2018

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers
# Study
# Study

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

Aug 25th 2018, 4:00 PM 15,225 Views 19 Comments

This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.

# workers - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum
# Sports Direct
# Sports Direct

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum

Aug 10th 2018, 6:49 PM 11,755 Views 11 Comments

It emerged today that the chain was bought up by the British group Sports Direct.

# workers - Friday 6 July, 2018

Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today

Jul 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 17,301 Views 13 Comments

Workers who are members of the trade union Mandate will picket stores across the country.

# workers - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Jun 27th 2018, 4:58 PM 48,833 Views 148 Comments

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

# workers - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm
# The Beast
# The Beast

Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm

Mar 1st 2018, 12:24 PM 52,351 Views 65 Comments

The ISME said many businesses can not afford to pay staff if they do not come to work.

# workers - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley
# Motorway
# Motorway

Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley

Jan 16th 2018, 10:25 AM 22,588 Views 5 Comments

The 450m-long bridge was to be part of a motorway connecting to the city of Villavicencio to Bogotá.

# workers - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?
# Beyond 65
# Beyond 65

Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?

Dec 6th 2017, 7:00 PM 51,229 Views 33 Comments

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

# workers - Monday 4 December, 2017

'This should not be tolerated': ICTU says more of us are working precariously in Ireland
# Instability
# Instability

'This should not be tolerated': ICTU says more of us are working precariously in Ireland

Dec 4th 2017, 9:34 AM 9,893 Views 17 Comments

Last year, 7% of the Republic of Ireland workforce was working in temporary unemployment.

# workers - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour
# 30 Cent Richer
# 30 Cent Richer

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour

Jul 18th 2017, 2:50 PM 15,052 Views 60 Comments

The ‘living wage’ currently stands at €11.70 an hour.

# workers - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

Jul 15th 2017, 6:00 PM 13,905 Views 17 Comments

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

# workers - Friday 28 April, 2017

'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn
# Loving It
# Loving It

'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn

Apr 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,076 Views 11 Comments

The government has promised to bring forth new proposals to tackle zero hours contracts here.

# workers - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'We were there almost 37 years... it was like a family bereavement': Clerys workers speak out after deal reached
# Clocking Out
# Clocking Out

'We were there almost 37 years... it was like a family bereavement': Clerys workers speak out after deal reached

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,841 Views 8 Comments

A deal was reached this week which will see the old building redeveloped.

# workers - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Clerys workers are going to get a settlement, almost two years after the department store shut down
# At Last
# At Last

Clerys workers are going to get a settlement, almost two years after the department store shut down

Mar 21st 2017, 11:11 AM 18,543 Views 37 Comments

The full details of the settlement are confidential.

# workers - Sunday 26 February, 2017

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break
# Sexy Time
# Sexy Time

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break

Feb 26th 2017, 8:15 AM 39,374 Views 51 Comments

A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.

# workers - Monday 16 January, 2017

'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts
# Dispute
# Dispute

'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts

Jan 16th 2017, 10:03 AM 12,887 Views 81 Comments

Plans to cut overtime emerged last week and unions have warned people in rural areas would be particularly affected.

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