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# ictu - Friday 17 June, 2022

Public sector pay talks run to 3am but no deal reached
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

Public sector pay talks run to 3am but no deal reached

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 11:43 AM 21,060 Views 34 Comments

ICTU President Kevin Callinan said some progress was made and negotiations remained civil, but the gap between sides may not be bridged.

# ictu - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Irish Military officers granted temporary access to ICTU for pay talks
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Irish Military officers granted temporary access to ICTU for pay talks

Jun 2nd 2022, 12:28 PM 6,839 Views 0 Comments

The representative bodies had been campaigning for better pay and conditions for Irish Defence Forces personnel.

# ictu - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Coveney okays associate membership of ICTU for armed forces ahead of pay talks
# Armed Forces
# Armed Forces

Coveney okays associate membership of ICTU for armed forces ahead of pay talks

May 24th 2022, 8:29 PM 10,225 Views 5 Comments

Defence Minister Simon Coveney said that the government is aware of the ‘longstanding desire’ of the body to associate with the union

# ictu - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

'We have lost faith': Military officers vote overwhelmingly for membership of trade union group
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

'We have lost faith': Military officers vote overwhelmingly for membership of trade union group

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 6:50 PM 51,534 Views 28 Comments

Defence Forces Officers voted 85% in favour of joining the trade union body.

# ictu - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Employers should be obliged to provide reasons if they refuse remote work requests - ICTU
# Remote Work
# Remote Work

Employers should be obliged to provide reasons if they refuse remote work requests - ICTU

Mar 2nd 2022, 10:06 AM 15,234 Views 26 Comments

The union federation has demanded major amendments to proposed legislation on rights to request remote working arrangements.

# ictu - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Proposed remote working legislation lacks 'teeth', say unions and employment lawyers

Jan 26th 2022, 2:52 PM 15,929 Views 48 Comments

Trade unions have taken aim at the draft legislation, which they say is stacked in favour of employers over workers.

# ictu - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?
# Bank Holliers
# Bank Holliers

Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?

Jan 20th 2022, 3:57 PM 45,494 Views 20 Comments

For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave.

# ictu - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Supermarkets and hauliers struggling with 'higher than normal' rates of staff shortages

Jan 5th 2022, 3:16 PM 16,892 Views 5 Comments

Amid industry pressure, the Taoiseach said NPHET will keep the isolation period for close contacts under review.

# ictu - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons
# Covid Absences
# Covid Absences

'Absenteeism': Union officials hit out at use of term to describe workers out for Covid reasons

Jan 4th 2022, 3:51 PM 24,222 Views 19 Comments

“Covid-related shortages are not the result of ‘absenteeism’, which is defined as an avoidable absence from work.”

# ictu - Monday 15 November, 2021

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings
# Jobseeker's Benefit
# Jobseeker's Benefit

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings

Nov 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,440 Views 22 Comments
  • ICTU general secretary says higher PUP rate highlight paltry nature of Jobseeker's Benefit, Ian Curran writes.
  • Calls to move to European-style system, where welfare benefits are based on a percentage of past earnings.
  • Irish flat-rate system dates back to period before independence.

# ictu - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Unions call for 3% pay increase for voluntary and community sector workers
# Voluntary Sector
# Voluntary Sector

Unions call for 3% pay increase for voluntary and community sector workers

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 1:00 PM 11,484 Views 10 Comments

Unions say the sector was severely hit by the recession and workers have not received a pay rise in 12 years.

# ictu - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Government should abandon plans for 'unaffordable tax cuts', says ICTU
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Government should abandon plans for 'unaffordable tax cuts', says ICTU

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 11:01 AM 26,350 Views 42 Comments
  • "Permanent tax cuts" set out in the Summer Economic Statement are "unjustified", ICTU says.
  • Instead, Budget 2022 should prioritise spending on public services including early years care.
  • Government should phase out various reliefs related to Capital Acquisitions and Local Property taxes.

# ictu - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today
# Income Support
# Income Support

First cuts to Pandemic Unemployment Payment rates take effect from today

Sep 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 44,812 Views 19 Comments

Students who have been availing of the scheme will receive their final payments today.

# ictu - Thursday 26 August, 2021

ICTU asks government to continue full PUP rate for workers in unopened sectors
# Workers
# Workers

ICTU asks government to continue full PUP rate for workers in unopened sectors

Aug 26th 2021, 2:19 PM 12,189 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions outlined concerns it has for workers and workplaces ahead of next week’s reopening plans.

# ictu - Friday 21 May, 2021

'Lawful but preferably not': Debenhams, Clery's and the future of collective redundancies
# Debenhams Debacle
# Debenhams Debacle

'Lawful but preferably not': Debenhams, Clery's and the future of collective redundancies

Updated May 21st 2021, 12:25 PM 36,262 Views 28 Comments

Debenhams workers have voted to accept a €3 million package, which will end their industrial action.

# ictu - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022

Feb 23rd 2021, 1:27 PM 70,121 Views 68 Comments

The package was ratified at a meeting this morning.

# ictu - Monday 14 December, 2020

Green Party to push for postponement of Dáil vote on EU-Canada free trade agreement
# CETA
# CETA

Green Party to push for postponement of Dáil vote on EU-Canada free trade agreement

Dec 14th 2020, 1:10 PM 20,857 Views 38 Comments

TD Neasa Hourigan has told the party that she will vote against the motion if it goes ahead tomorrow.

# ictu - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022
# ICTU
# ICTU

Public sector staff to get 1% pay rise next year - with another to follow in 2022

Dec 11th 2020, 12:43 PM 29,961 Views 42 Comments

Each of the public service unions will now consider the proposal before putting the package to their members.

# ictu - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week
# PSSA
# PSSA

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week

Nov 24th 2020, 8:30 PM 32,330 Views 98 Comments

The Public Service Stability Agreement expires at the end of the year.

# ictu - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,891 Views 23 Comments

An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.

# ictu - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 40,284 Views 52 Comments

ICTU was unhappy that members would not recommend an increase of more than 1%.

# ictu - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers
# Protection
# Protection

'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers

Sep 20th 2020, 4:21 PM 34,644 Views 48 Comments

The union said up to half of the labour force, including hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers, do not receive sick pay.

# ictu - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening
# Sick And Tired
# Sick And Tired

Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening

Aug 16th 2020, 7:30 AM 58,322 Views 61 Comments

Ireland is completely out of line with European norms in not requiring employers to continue to pay a worker’s wage if sick and unable to work, writes Dr Laura Bambrick.

# ictu - Thursday 13 August, 2020

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'
# Meat Plants
# Meat Plants

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Aug 13th 2020, 1:22 PM 31,259 Views 34 Comments

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

# ictu - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen

Updated May 9th 2020, 3:19 PM 102,242 Views 86 Comments

The HSA can order a business to shut down operations if it doesn’t comply with the measures.

# ictu - 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 33,390 Views 68 Comments

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

# ictu - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy
# Revenue
# Revenue

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:42 PM 44,535 Views 15 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called on the government to issue “clear and simple guidance” on this issue.

# ictu - 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 17,438 Views 58 Comments

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

# ictu - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge

Feb 1st 2020, 5:38 PM 10,711 Views 15 Comments

Trade unions said that there was a “fear and anxiety” among workers that good quality replacement jobs wouldn’t be provided.

# ictu - Monday 16 December, 2019

'Unjustifiable gap' between CEO pay and average worker earnings criticised in new report
# Top Earners
# Top Earners

'Unjustifiable gap' between CEO pay and average worker earnings criticised in new report

Dec 16th 2019, 7:58 AM 18,479 Views 60 Comments

The ICTU report shows that among the 26 large firms studied, CEO pay rose in 11 of them.

# ictu - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Here's what the CEOs in some of Ireland's top companies earn
# Top Brass
# Top Brass

Here's what the CEOs in some of Ireland's top companies earn

Dec 30th 2018, 7:01 PM 70,132 Views 54 Comments

ICTU has compiled a list of 26 companies with an average CEO pay of €2.3 million.

# ictu - Monday 15 October, 2018

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union
# Nothing To Do With Us
# Nothing To Do With Us

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union

Oct 15th 2018, 6:20 AM 7,964 Views 7 Comments

ICTU now says that only union members can make a complaint. However, it is the fact ESB workers are no longer union members that is in dispute.

# ictu - Monday 8 October, 2018

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union
# Let Me Go
# Let Me Go

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union

Oct 8th 2018, 4:12 PM 20,362 Views 27 Comments

A spokesperson for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) says it does not have to respond to those mails because it is merely copied on them and is not the intended recipient.

# ictu - 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 9,143 Views 39 Comments

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

# ictu - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

200 ESB Siptu members planning on leaving union in solidarity with expelled workers
# Exodus
# Exodus

200 ESB Siptu members planning on leaving union in solidarity with expelled workers

Aug 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 34,335 Views 48 Comments

Former Connect members numbering in the ‘hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

# ictu - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union

Jul 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 32,299 Views 50 Comments

550 workers left the electrical union Connect in March of 2017.

# ictu - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Here's how much the CEOs of Ireland's biggest companies earn
# Big Earners
# Big Earners

Here's how much the CEOs of Ireland's biggest companies earn

Jan 16th 2018, 9:00 PM 88,696 Views 77 Comments

The head of building company CRH took home nearly €10m.

# ictu - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Public servants to get first tranche of restoration pay in the New Year
# Unions
# Unions

Public servants to get first tranche of restoration pay in the New Year

Nov 9th 2017, 7:39 PM 36,868 Views 59 Comments

Unions that wish to be included in the deal will have to notify ICTU in writing

# ictu - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'
# Shock And Awe
# Shock And Awe

Tesco is 'shocked' at unions suggesting that members 'shop with their conscience'

Feb 9th 2017, 7:57 PM 28,315 Views 68 Comments

‘Indefinite’ industrial action is due to begin at some Tesco stores from Tuesday 14 February.

# ictu - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members

Nov 15th 2016, 8:22 PM 16,030 Views 60 Comments

Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.

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