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# ictu - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen Covid-19 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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 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'

‘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

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

# ictu - Friday 11 November, 2016

Pressure increases on government as unions set a six-day deadline

Union groups Siptu and ICTU have said that the Lansdowne Road agreement is no longer relevant after the garda pay deal.

# ictu - Friday 15 January, 2016

This may be the silliest thing Joan Burton has done in the last five years

Analysis: The decision to appoint David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority has caused controversy and unnecessary hassle for Labour.

# ictu - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

There's now help for people with serious illnesses returning to work

The Guide is being launched by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

# ictu - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Smartphones are actually becoming our 24-hour offices

New technology is to blame for culture of working in your downtime.

Here's how many Irish people get the minimum wage...

… It is less than you would think.

# ictu - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

The Paris Bakery sit-in will be discussed at UN labour conference today

A rally to support the workers will take place outside Leinster House this afternoon.

# ictu - Friday 16 May, 2014

Workers risk "losing their jobs" because of transphobia and homophobia

BeLonG To and ICTU have joined forces to launch a campaign to help end discrimination and bullying.

# ictu - Friday 18 October, 2013

Wallis management seeks meeting with Mandate over dispute

ICTU granted the all-out picket today in relation to the two Arcadia Group stores.

# ictu - Monday 7 October, 2013

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law

One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.

# ictu - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Protest planned against extension on JobBridge schemes

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy of the website says that it’s “patently ridiculous” that an internship should last for 18 months.

# ictu - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?

In the last few years, there’s been a noticeable decrease in the numbers taking to the streets to voice their anger. We asked the experts — why are the Irish so reluctant to protest?

# ictu - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Micheál Martin: Social partnership wasn't equipped for the economic boom

Martin said that there were a number of mistakes made by the Fianna Fáil administration during its 14 years in office.

# ictu - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Group set up to look at resolving Dublin Bus dispute

The government has established the group following a request from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and IBEC.

# ictu - Friday 30 August, 2013

No cuts to primary spending, taxes for wealthy and a €4.5 billion stimulus - ICTU publishes budget plan

The general secretary of the congress says that their plan would help Ireland reach deficit targets and create jobs.

# ictu - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Gardaí to keep premium payments after latest public pay talks

The GRA says its talks at the Labour Relations Commission mark the first time it’s ever negotiated directly with employers.

# ictu - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Healthcare workers 'at risk over Irish failure to implement EU laws'

ICTU says the EU’s directive on ‘sharps’ – requiring medical needles to retract after use – was to become Irish law by today.

# ictu - Monday 22 April, 2013

Unions call for X Case legislation, say delay is 'absolutely repugnant'

Officials from SIPTU, UNITE and the Women’s Committee of the ICTU presented a statement to Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier this morning which called for immediate legislation on the issue.

# ictu - Friday 19 April, 2013

Emergency services association warns of industrial action

The Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association has warned that it will ballot for industrial action if government attempts to introduce legislation following the rejection of Croke Park II.

# ictu - Friday 12 April, 2013

TEEU rejects 'Croke Park 2' proposals by two-to-one margin

The union, which represents engineering and electrical workers, is the third to vote against the deal.

# ictu - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Teachers' union votes to reject further talks on Croke Park 2

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland also proposed the withdrawal of goodwill tasks like supervision duties.

# ictu - Monday 25 March, 2013

Silence greets Shatter as he tells gardaí that protests do disservice to force

Alan Shatter delivered a speech to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors in Sligo tonight with delegates giving him a frosty reception.

# ictu - Saturday 2 March, 2013

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?

# ictu - Monday 25 February, 2013

At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal

The Labour Relations Commission has released details of its proposals that unions will now be asked to vote on.

Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park

ICTU says the deal reached means better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts.

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