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# 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 52,449 Views 67 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 20,791 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 26,250 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 32,282 Views 103 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 20,771 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 40,241 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 34,626 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 57,770 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 31,193 Views 34 Comments

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

# ictu - Saturday 1 August, 2020

'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

Aug 1st 2020, 9:00 AM 24,703 Views 18 Comments

Workers want the government to implement the findings of 2016 report.

# 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 102,210 Views 85 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 33,356 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 44,482 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 17,420 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 10,657 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 18,393 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 69,118 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 7,913 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 20,197 Views 25 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 9,116 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 34,141 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 31,994 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 87,247 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 36,787 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 28,232 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 16,012 Views 60 Comments

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
# Lansdowne Road
# Lansdowne Road

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

Nov 11th 2016, 6:54 PM 12,577 Views 41 Comments

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
# Analysis

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

Jan 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 50,149 Views 138 Comments

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
# Time Off Work Plans
# Time Off Work Plans

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

Sep 24th 2014, 9:19 AM 6,626 Views 3 Comments

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
# Working 9 To 5ish
# Working 9 To 5ish

Smartphones are actually becoming our 24-hour offices

Aug 12th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,227 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 12th 2014, 3:02 PM 22,712 Views 38 Comments

… 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
# International Attention
# International Attention

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

Jun 4th 2014, 2:07 PM 9,055 Views 16 Comments

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
# LGBT
# LGBT

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

May 16th 2014, 9:22 AM 9,164 Views 135 Comments

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
# Wallis
# Wallis

Wallis management seeks meeting with Mandate over dispute

Oct 18th 2013, 7:03 PM 11,032 Views 18 Comments

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
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

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

Oct 7th 2013, 1:08 PM 6,205 Views 19 Comments

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
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Protest planned against extension on JobBridge schemes

Oct 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,538 Views 46 Comments

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy of the ScamBridge.ie 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?
# 5 Years On
# 5 Years On

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

Sep 29th 2013, 8:30 PM 19,799 Views 115 Comments

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
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

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

Sep 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,933 Views 51 Comments

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
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Group set up to look at resolving Dublin Bus dispute

Sep 11th 2013, 9:29 PM 3,806 Views 25 Comments

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
# Alternative Budget
# Alternative Budget

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

Aug 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,709 Views 28 Comments

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

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