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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Working Hours

This year
Garda contingency roster introduced during Covid pandemic extended for six months
The contingency roster had been due to expire next month, but will remain in place until 3 September.
All time
Opinion: Technology was meant to be our great liberator but instead it became our prison
We’re addicted to technology but as with most addictions, we don’t believe we have a problem, writes Shane Cradock.
Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society
Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.
Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive
The minister said he would not compromise on his view that such fees are too high.
Spain might move its clocks back in a bid to end long working days
Its Labour Minister wants to bring Spain’s working day into line with the rest of Europe.
Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks
At present gardaí are excluded from an EU working time directive which states that people working longer than six-hour shifts be granted rest and meal breaks.
Rank-and-file gardaí to be balloted on updated roster
Members will vote next month on whether to accept an updated version of the Westmantown roster.
Dunnes staff will "escalate" their campaign
The union is preparing a dossier of of incidents of victimisation and intimidation.
As its workers strike over unfair treatment, Dunnes responds with 1-day only online offer
More than half of the company’s employees are on strike over “fair pay” and “a precarious working environment”.
Irish businesses urged to give female staff time off work for cervical screenings
One in every five Irish women do not attend a cervical screening when invited.
The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped
The section that is being deleted allowed public service employers to take steps that would impact on non-core pay and working hours.
Here's how many Irish people get the minimum wage...
… It is less than you would think.
Men in Ireland work 3.3 hours a week more than women
While Ireland has the eighth highest agreed working hours in the EU, we actually work the sixth fewest number of hours.
Aer Lingus services resume after cabin crew strike
The airline was forced to ground almost all its flights yesterday, at an estimated cost of €10m, over a work schedule dispute.
Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions
SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.
"We are putting our trust in the HSE" - junior doctors
Junior doctors have voted to accept a proposal to end shifts lasting more than 24 hours.
Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O'Leary to negotiate single contract
The group wants O’Leary to negotiate a single contract that applies to all pilots flying for the airline.
Fines of €650k for hospitals in breach of doctors' working hours
Managers will also face sanctions if they do not comply with the new rules.
Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today
Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.
IMO and HSE talks suspended for the night
They will resume the talks on doctors’ hours tomorrow. There is no official news as yet of a breakthrough in talks.
IMO will attend talks at the LRC today
Following this morning’s meeting the IMO has agreed to attend the Labour Relations Commission today at midday.
Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors
The 24 hour action was postponed for a week, and then suspending indefinitely. But the IMO is now accusing the HSE of lacking “real engagement”.
IMO: 'The HSE is finally accepting that they have to move on this issue'
The IMO say they welcome the “belated engagement” of the HSE on the issue of junior doctors’ working hours.
Here’s what happened today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.
EC Commission to investigate junior doctors' long working hours
The IMO says it plans to outline “the HSE’s ongoing failure to comply with the European Working Time Directive” when it meets the Commission.
Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks
Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.
Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement
Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.
Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly
The Minister for Health says Ireland can only follow EU rules on working hours for doctors if they’re paid less.
Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?
The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…
Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work
Is your life out of balance? How about moving to one of these countries…
Ireland might not have longest working hours but it's EU fifth most productive
Remember last week’s table of EU average working hours where Ireland fell outside the top 20th? Our productivity ranking is much, much better…
Guess who has the longest working week in EU…
Ireland doesn’t even make the top 20 of longest average working hours from April to June this year – but neither does Germany in a list that blows Merkel’s ‘lazy Greeks’ stereotype out of the water.
Poll: How many hours a week do you work?
With staff at the European Parliament refusing to work for a 40-hour week, we’re wondering how much time readers of spend with their noses to the grindstone…
Cabin crew serve notice of industrial action
Aer Lingus has been served formal notice of industrial action by its staff.