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Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 22 October, 2014

#Unions

# unions - Monday 13 October, 2014

Pics: NHS workers stage first strike in 32 years

The strike follows a rejection by the government of an across-the-board pay rise for workers.

# unions - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Nurses and midwives hit out at 50% hike in registration fee

The rise in the fee is related to costs incurred through the implementation of the Nurses and Midwifes’ Act of 2011.

# unions - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.

# unions - Monday 25 August, 2014

Get caught by today’s rail strike? There’s two more planned (and unions won’t rule out even more)

The next 48-hour stoppage starts on the day of the All-Ireland Hurling Final.

# unions - Saturday 23 August, 2014

# unions - Friday 25 July, 2014

Transport Minister defends bus route privatisation plan

Around 10% of bus routes will be privatised.

# unions - Friday 11 July, 2014

Strike action a step closer as Irish rail workers say ‘No’ to pay cuts

The company say they are in a “critical financial situation”.

# unions - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Thousands will strike across Northern Ireland today

Local Government colleagues across England and Wales will join them.

# unions - Monday 16 June, 2014

‘No one ever notices the cleaner’

Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.

# unions - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as ‘no serious attempts made to address concerns’

However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.

# unions - Friday 13 June, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Now is not the time for wage rises’ – ISME Cash Demands

‘Now is not the time for wage rises’ – ISME

The small business trade body said that an increase in wages could force many businesses under.

From Business ETC Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on plan to cut jobs and wages Waterford

Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on plan to cut jobs and wages

Proposals to cut pay have been modified downward from 20 per cent to 7.5 per cent.

# unions - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From Business ETC Aer Lingus cabin crew strikes called off Labour Court

Aer Lingus cabin crew strikes called off

One of the unions involved in Labour Court talks said today that progress had been made and so the two strike days have been deferred.

# unions - Friday 6 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# unions - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Irish Rail workers vote for industrial action but don’t want to strike

SIPTU said industrial action will only happen if changes to pay and conditions are implemented without agreement.

# unions - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From Business ETC Unions and Bausch & Lomb looking at ‘range of options’ to secure plant future Bausch And Lomb

Unions and Bausch & Lomb looking at ‘range of options’ to secure plant future

SIPTU has said that the proposed 20 per cent pay cut and 200 jobs losses are unacceptable.

# unions - Friday 30 May, 2014

From Business ETC SIPTU for meeting with Bausch and Lomb over jobs and 20% pay cut Save Jobs

SIPTU for meeting with Bausch and Lomb over jobs and 20% pay cut

Workers have been told that there could be even further job losses if they don’t agree to wage slash.

# unions - Friday 23 May, 2014

“I don’t think we will see the money.” – Dublin bakery staff staging sit-in over back wages

Gardaí have been called to the Paris Bakery on Moore St.

# unions - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New workers’ rights legislation could lead to practices ‘outlawed’ in other countries

However, it has been welcomed by Ibec, who believe it will help Ireland to continue to attract foreign direct investment.

# unions - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Bus and rail union tells members: don’t vote for Fine Gael or Labour

The union says that plans to privatise the bus network would see their livelihoods ‘decimated’.

# unions - Thursday 8 May, 2014

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge

And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.

Nurse to patient ratio is becoming unsafe says INMO

Irish nurses look after between 20 and 60 per cent more patients than their British counterparts.

# unions - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Opinion: Recovery can’t be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage

Yes, we need to reject austerity and its offshoots – privatisation, poverty and emigration – but also populist and short-term solutions to long-term challenges.

# unions - Sunday 23 March, 2014

If Junior Cycle “nonsense” continues, teachers could strike, says union

The results of balloting by two unions will be known on Wednesday.

# unions - Friday 21 March, 2014

SIPTU bosses vote to support future industrial action at Dublin airport DAA

SIPTU bosses vote to support future industrial action at Dublin airport

The union’s National Executive Council also voted to fight any further legal action.

# unions - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC SIPTU told to pay DAA and Ryanair’s legal fees over strike injunction Legal Fees

SIPTU told to pay DAA and Ryanair’s legal fees over strike injunction

Justice Gilligan placed a stay on the ruling subject to a full hearing on the issues around the strike.

# unions - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

UK union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52 RIP

UK union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52

Crow was widely known for representing rail workers and being the face of various tube strike in London.

# unions - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Plan for independent evaluation of pay ends dispute at Tyndall Institute LRC

Plan for independent evaluation of pay ends dispute at Tyndall Institute

Staff from IFUT and Siptu had picketed on a number of occasions this year.

# unions - Monday 24 February, 2014

Some care staff are working seven ‘sleepover’ shifts a fortnight say unions

SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.

# unions - Friday 21 February, 2014

Teachers to hold “symbolic” lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle

A teacher will remain in the school to supervise students during the protests.

# unions - Monday 10 February, 2014

From Business ETC SIPTU members at Dublin and Cork airports in massive vote for strike action Mandate For Action

SIPTU members at Dublin and Cork airports in massive vote for strike action

The margin of the DAA vote was 94 per cent in favour of industrial action.

# unions - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From Business ETC ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out Parting Shot

ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out

Brendan Ogle said ESB workers were “viciously attacked by some in the media” during the recent pension dispute.

# unions - Monday 3 February, 2014

London commuters face chaos as unions call two-day tube strike

Workers are reacting angrily to a plan to cut 950 jobs.

# unions - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.

# unions - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.

# unions - Saturday 18 January, 2014

ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert

The unions say teachers’ concerns over the planned revamp of the junior cycle aren’t being addressed.

# unions - Friday 17 January, 2014

Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award ‘unanswered’

The Minister for Education thinks that implementing the plan is going well, the teachers don’t.

# unions - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening

In a second vote on the Government pay deal, union leaders have urged secondary teachers to reject it.

# unions - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From Business ETC Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark Clamping Down

Dunnes Stores workers being threatened with car clamping in store carpark

The threat at the Newbridge store is part of a wider dispute where parking facilities have been withdrawn at 116 Irish stores.

# unions - Sunday 15 December, 2013

This map shows food poverty ‘is a reality in every county in Ireland’

Two unions are calling on the government to provide aid to organisations offering food assistance to those struggling this Christmas.

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