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#Trade Union

# trade-union - Friday 18 October, 2019

Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action

Ryanair brought proceedings against the union over a planned 48-hour strike last August.

# trade-union - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'It's like having a bank holiday every week': Trade union calls for four-day work week

A number of organisations have come together in support of the idea, saying productivity levels could be maintained or even increased.

# trade-union - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

# trade-union - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?

From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.

# trade-union - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay

Kathleen O’Doherty from Donegal has written to eight Education Ministers about school secretaries’ pay.

# trade-union - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth'

Fewer working hours could benefit both individuals and the economy, Kevin Callinan writes.

# trade-union - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages

The union has disputed the claim of a 65% increase in wages in the last four years, as its members’ contracts currently stipulate an hourly wage of €12.50.

# trade-union - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Trade union unanimously votes to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships

It said more must be done to get women into the trade.

# trade-union - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan RIP

'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan

“Her death marks the passing of a remarkable woman of whom it can truly be said: ‘She made a difference’.”

# trade-union - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Pickets set to be placed at over 30 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

Lloyds Pharmacy last week issued a statement outlining it had agreed on a new deal.

# trade-union - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time

Fórsa said it’s looking forward to “securing improvements in terms and conditions” for employees.

# trade-union - Friday 10 August, 2018

Mandate trade union seeks meeting over future of House of Fraser Dundrum

It emerged today that the chain was bought up by the British group Sports Direct.

# trade-union - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Poll: Do you think it's beneficial to be in a union? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's beneficial to be in a union?

According to trade union organiser Paul Dillon, Ireland has the weakest trade union recognition laws in Western Europe.

'For those concerned about the decline in real wages, there is a solution - join a trade union'

Productivity at work is up, but we need to see decent pay rises and career progression for all workers. Trade union membership is the key to this, writes Paul Dillon.

# trade-union - Thursday 12 July, 2018

The Ryanair strike started this morning and there could be more days of action to come

The industrial action began at 1am this morning.

# trade-union - Friday 22 June, 2018

Trade union: 'RTÉ can no longer justify bogus employment contracts'

A report found that a quarter of RTÉ freelance contracts have features “akin to employment”.

# trade-union - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# trade-union - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# trade-union - Monday 18 December, 2017

Ryanair pilots suspend strike planned for Wednesday

The company will now meet union representatives tomorrow night.

# trade-union - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe

A draft deal to succeed the Lansdowne Road agreement was reached late last night.

# trade-union - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tesco workers at nine stores to strike 'indefinitely' from Valentine's Day

Up to 15 stores could be affected by the strike action next week, with more ballots due tonight.

# trade-union - Monday 6 February, 2017

Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, want efficiency improvements before they implement the pay deal. Workers say that’s not what was agreed.

# trade-union - Monday 16 January, 2017

'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts

Plans to cut overtime emerged last week and unions have warned people in rural areas would be particularly affected.

# trade-union - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

# trade-union - Friday 25 March, 2016

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds UK

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds

The report in the UK found that more than half of teachers were aware of students sending sexually explicit messages.

# trade-union - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# trade-union - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Over 1,100 Irish Life workers to picket offices in Dublin and Dundalk

Trade union Unite says the company is trying to break the link between pay and profits and inflation.

# trade-union - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

# trade-union - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Mandate compiling dossier of "incidents of victimisation and intimidation" at Dunnes Stores

The disputes committee of the trade union will meet again tomorrow.

# trade-union - Saturday 4 April, 2015

While there's a limit to what employers should provide for workers, I wish Dunnes strikers the very best

A friend of mine wondered what a capitalist like me was doing expressing support for striking workers, but all’s fair in my view.

# trade-union - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you shop in Dunnes today?

Or would you avoid the shops in support of the workers?

# trade-union - 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.

# trade-union - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Low paid Irish Life workers to get 7% pay rise

Almost 1,000 staff will get a rise and a lump sum payment.

# trade-union - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Opinion: There's a good reason for the private-public sector pay gap

Pay rates differ depending on the job you do, the skills you have, the responsibility you hold… the list goes on.

# trade-union - Monday 25 August, 2014

Dunnes Stores workers' case set for the Labour Court

This comes after continued refusal from the retailer to engage with trade union representatives.

# trade-union - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

SIPTU says shift work is damaging to health and is calling for a Government study

Research from other countries shows shift work can lead to cancer and diabetes.

# trade-union - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute

Ongoing industrial dispute centres on pay cuts to council staff.

# trade-union - Monday 16 June, 2014

Domestic workers 'being exploited' in Ireland

Today is International Domestic Workers Day – and there are calls for the government to ratify an international convention.

# trade-union - Friday 13 June, 2014

No more strikes: M&S dispute ends as staff accept proposals

The protracted dispute involved Mandate Trade Union members at Marks & Spencers and had led to a strike last year.

# trade-union - Monday 9 June, 2014

Aer Lingus and IMPACT to meet for Labour Court talks

The union and airline are engaged in a dispute that centres on rosters, which cabin crew want changed.

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