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# siptu - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Fianna Fáil plan to replace Irish Water has €9.1m redundancy package for workers

A Sinn Féin TD has called for an independent commission to be set up to see what should replace the utility.

Minister says Luas plan for St Patrick's Day buses is an 'exceptional measure'

The company that operates the service will be providing buses along the red and green line routes as drivers strike on Thursday.

# siptu - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Holding Luas strikes on such important days will cost other workers dearly

Unions need to realise it’s not 1913 anymore. There are laws and institutions to protect workers now, writes Aaron McKenna.

# siptu - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Cadbury workers set to start indefinite strike from tomorrow

It follows a dispute concerning the outsourcing of 17 jobs.

Dart drivers are also set to strike

It comes after Luas drivers announced that they are set to strike on Easter Sunday and Monday.

# siptu - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Will you be walking to work today? No end in sight as Luas strikes enter day 3

Neither side of the dispute has met with the other to resolve the issue after last week’s strikes.

# siptu - Friday 22 January, 2016

Luas drivers say they're definitely going on strike next month

“The company failed to show any initiative in the effort to find an agreed resolution to the dispute,” the union said.

# siptu - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment

A review was announced today to try to stop a repeat of what happened to the 460 Clerys workers.

# siptu - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Hospital staff to vote on strike action over car parking charges

Siptu is to ballot its members at St James’s Hospital over new staff parking fees.

# siptu - Monday 30 November, 2015

These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland

A new report has called for stronger employment rights in the home care industry.

# siptu - Friday 20 November, 2015

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts

Workers are concerned about the planned reduction of frontline staff numbers.

# siptu - Friday 13 November, 2015

Roche Ireland boss had no advance notice of decision to close Clare plant

The pharma giant is pulling out of Clarecastle, leaving 240 jobs in the balance.

# siptu - Friday 6 November, 2015

People had very mixed feelings about the rail strike being called off

Trains ran as normal – just with fewer people on them…

# siptu - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Rail strike talks continue into the night

The three-hour work stoppage was expected to hit thousands.

# siptu - Friday 23 October, 2015

Unions livid that Irish Rail preemptively briefed reporters on collapsing talks

Siptu and the NBRU have blamed Iarnród Éireann management for the breakdown of negotiations.

# siptu - Monday 19 October, 2015

Security guards at the Shell gas terminal in Mayo went on strike today

Siptu organisers said that the industrial action is due to Senaca terminating employees’ contracts and reducing working hours at the terminal.

# siptu - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Rush-hour train strike next week set to go ahead as talks break down

The action will also take place the following weekend.

# siptu - Monday 5 October, 2015

Another train strike on the cards as Irish Rail unions vote for industrial action

The two unions will meet on Thursday to decide what form the action will take.

# siptu - Friday 28 August, 2015

'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away

400 people lost their jobs overnight when the store closed suddenly.

# siptu - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

An evangelical Christian ministry which says gay people have "special needs" is in Dublin European Invasion This post contains videos

An evangelical Christian ministry which says gay people have "special needs" is in Dublin

Victory Outreach International are due to perform ‘Straight From The Hood’ in the Liberty Hall Theatre.

# siptu - Monday 13 July, 2015

Irish Water staff in talks over getting their bonuses back

Staff were told last November they wouldn’t be getting performance-related pay.

# siptu - Monday 6 July, 2015

The company that ran Clerys has been officially wound up

The High Court officially ordered that OCS Operations Ltd be wound up today with no opposition to the application.

# siptu - Friday 3 July, 2015

Ryanair set to pull aircraft out of Copenhagan over worker dispute

Ryanair had been employing staff under Irish rules rather than complying with local norms.

# siptu - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

'After decades in Clerys, they wouldn't even let us take our things from the lockers'

Former Clerys workers struck a defiant tone at yesterday’s protest against job losses.

# siptu - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Hundreds turn out for angry protest against Clerys job losses

The new owners, the Natrium consortium, closed the business on Friday without warning.

# siptu - Saturday 13 June, 2015

"Devastated" Clerys workers picket landmark store following shock closure

The iconic Dublin store closed its doors for the last time last night after being put into liquidation yesterday afternoon.

# siptu - Monday 20 April, 2015

Use the bus? Get ready for seven days of strike next month

Paschal Donohoe said it is disappointing workers have voted in favour of strikes that will cause “considerable disruption” across the country.

# siptu - Friday 3 April, 2015

VIDEO: One of Vincent Browne's guests walked off the show last night

And the team finished the show with a well-worked joke.

# siptu - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

# siptu - Monday 9 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters still considering strike action over ambulance changes

Members of Dublin City Council met with trade union representatives today.

# siptu - Thursday 19 February, 2015

170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines

Facilities in Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford will be affected.

# siptu - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Bose delays closure of Monaghan plant as talks on 140 workers continue

The plant will now close in June, giving unions an extra two months to settle on redundancy for the 140 staff members.

# siptu - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Siptu wants the minimum wage to be €11.45 an hour

And pay rises for all.

# siptu - Thursday 29 January, 2015

IAG is a 'predator hovering over Aer Lingus'

The Transport Committee has been told that selling Aer Lingus share would ‘devastate’ Ireland’s economy and connectivity

# siptu - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

'We want Bose to reconsider, closing this plant is going to hit the county hard'

Siptu is meeting with senior management at the audio company to appeal for them to reconsider the closure of a Monaghan facility.

# siptu - Friday 9 January, 2015

Workers threaten to strike over Roscommon Council's 'bullyboy tactics'

Up to 150 employees are unhappy with measures being implemented by the local authority.

Staff at NUI Galway to start investigation into structural inequality

This follows a decision to award Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington €70,000 last month after she was unfairly passed over for promotion.

# siptu - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

SIPTU call for changes to upward-only rent reviews after closure of Bewley's

The Café had a decision ruling for a reduction in their rent overturned last year.

# siptu - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Cash-in-transit vans will no longer be protected by an armed escort

The Defence Forces say they won’t be providing the armed support on “routine” journeys.

# siptu - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Nurses 'demoralised again' as HSE gains 11% more senior managers in four years

The number of nurses fell in the same period by almost 3%.