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#Trade Unions

# trade-unions - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
# Opinion
# Opinion

School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'

Jan 20th 2021, 8:14 AM 28,732 Views 119 Comments

Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.

# trade-unions - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,892 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# trade-unions - Monday 22 June, 2020

Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions
# Forsa
# Forsa

Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions

Jun 22nd 2020, 5:36 PM 35,413 Views 41 Comments

Trade union Fórsa criticised the approach taken by Aer Lingus.

# trade-unions - 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 18,390 Views 60 Comments

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

# trade-unions - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition
# Strike
# Strike

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition

Jul 3rd 2019, 1:52 PM 5,322 Views 7 Comments

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

# trade-unions - Friday 18 January, 2019

Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Far-right politics on the rise so we need to stop silencing working class voices on the left

Jan 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 32,328 Views 231 Comments

Ordinary working-class people are being silenced by left-wing commentators, because of their lack of regard for modern liberal terminology, writes Conor Kenny.

# trade-unions - Saturday 8 December, 2018

16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety
# Opinion
# Opinion

16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety

Dec 8th 2018, 9:30 AM 13,910 Views 22 Comments

I felt anxious, alienated and depressed. Irish workers must unite to resist the creeping casualisation of work, writes Keith Murdiff.

# trade-unions - Monday 5 February, 2018

Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'
# Michael O'Leary
# Michael O'Leary

Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'

Feb 5th 2018, 11:46 AM 6,217 Views 8 Comments

Michael O’Leary said the company will remain “cautious” throughout the rest of its financial year.

# trade-unions - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The world's biggest security firm is refusing to improve redundancy payouts for Irish staff
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

The world's biggest security firm is refusing to improve redundancy payouts for Irish staff

Nov 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 17,481 Views 17 Comments

G4S cut workers after moving some operations from Dublin to Belfast.

# trade-unions - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know
# Trade Unions
# Trade Unions

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

Sep 14th 2017, 5:50 PM 26,542 Views 29 Comments

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

# trade-unions - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy

Aug 31st 2017, 6:34 PM 9,279 Views 32 Comments

France’s biggest trade union is planning street protests next month.

# trade-unions - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe
# Lansdowne 2.0
# Lansdowne 2.0

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

Jun 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 48,791 Views 262 Comments

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

# trade-unions - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Shane Ross: 'People want me to come to the Bus Éireann dispute with money. I have none to offer'
# Don't Get Involved
# Don't Get Involved

Shane Ross: 'People want me to come to the Bus Éireann dispute with money. I have none to offer'

Mar 1st 2017, 12:04 PM 12,260 Views 75 Comments

The Transport Minister rejected all calls to intervene in the dispute.

# trade-unions - Friday 27 January, 2017

Unions say they're 'ready for battle' as Bus Éireann announces widespread pay cuts
# Travel Chaos Looms
# Travel Chaos Looms

Unions say they're 'ready for battle' as Bus Éireann announces widespread pay cuts

Jan 27th 2017, 6:36 PM 11,413 Views 49 Comments

Strike action now looks inevitable.

# trade-unions - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts
# Rollback
# Rollback

Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts

Mar 30th 2016, 9:27 AM 16,993 Views 130 Comments

The company said it was due to the “intransigence” of unions.

# trade-unions - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Was Polish anti-Communist hero Lech Walesa secretly a Communist informant?
# Say It Ain't So
# Say It Ain't So

Was Polish anti-Communist hero Lech Walesa secretly a Communist informant?

Feb 18th 2016, 7:43 PM 14,850 Views 34 Comments

Shocking new documents suggest the Solidarity icon was a paid informant for the secret police. But Walesa says they’re fake.

# trade-unions - Thursday 18 June, 2015

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
# Spare A Fiver
# Spare A Fiver

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

Jun 18th 2015, 9:21 AM 16,478 Views 61 Comments

It could be linked to the anti-water charge movement.

# trade-unions - Thursday 2 April, 2015

As its workers strike over unfair treatment, Dunnes responds with 1-day only online offer
# Holy Thursday
# Holy Thursday

As its workers strike over unfair treatment, Dunnes responds with 1-day only online offer

Apr 2nd 2015, 9:30 AM 54,814 Views 166 Comments

More than half of the company’s employees are on strike over “fair pay” and “a precarious working environment”.

# trade-unions - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'
# Repeal The 8th
# Repeal The 8th

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

Dec 16th 2014, 11:25 PM 24,167 Views 403 Comments

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

# trade-unions - Saturday 23 August, 2014

A solution to rail strikes is "unlikely" this weekend
# Delayed
# Delayed

A solution to rail strikes is "unlikely" this weekend

Aug 23rd 2014, 12:41 PM 7,000 Views 80 Comments

Start walking, so.

# trade-unions - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Gardaí win the right to strike in case against the State
# Landmark
# Landmark

Gardaí win the right to strike in case against the State

May 17th 2014, 7:55 PM 23,642 Views 98 Comments

Under the ruling, gardaí can be members of trade unions.

# trade-unions - 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.

# trade-unions - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries
# Unions
# Unions

New workers' rights legislation could lead to practices 'outlawed' in other countries

May 14th 2014, 8:22 AM 6,836 Views 16 Comments

However, it has been welcomed by Ibec, who believe it will help Ireland to continue to attract foreign direct investment.

# trade-unions - Thursday 8 May, 2014

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge
# Incentive
# Incentive

1,500 jobseekers are being put on compulsory JobBridge

May 8th 2014, 6:27 PM 37,242 Views 245 Comments

And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.

# trade-unions - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Opinion: Recovery can't be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage
# May Day
# May Day

Opinion: Recovery can't be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage

May 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 21 Views 38 Comments

Yes, we need to reject austerity and its offshoots – privatisation, poverty and emigration – but also populist and short-term solutions to long-term challenges.

# trade-unions - Saturday 4 January, 2014

SIPTU: 'Unity on the left could have prevented the bank guarantee'
# Jack O'Connor
# Jack O'Connor

SIPTU: 'Unity on the left could have prevented the bank guarantee'

Jan 4th 2014, 4:00 PM 7,230 Views 75 Comments

The General President of the union has also called for more unity on the left to build a ‘New Republic’.

# trade-unions - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Essential utilities like the ESB should be protected from strikes

Nov 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 33 Views 54 Comments

Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.

# trade-unions - Sunday 27 October, 2013

‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland
# Interview
# Interview

‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland

Oct 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 8,114 Views 23 Comments

Several leaders of large trade unions in the US were in Dublin this week to argue against austerity. They also spoke to TheJournal.ie about the political deadlock in the US.

# trade-unions - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

US trade union leaders in Dublin to talk about 'devastating impacts of austerity'
# Trade Unions
# Trade Unions

US trade union leaders in Dublin to talk about 'devastating impacts of austerity'

Oct 23rd 2013, 1:28 PM 6,771 Views 57 Comments

Dan Kane, from the Teamsters, Terry O’Sullivan (LIUNA), John Hegarty (National Postal Mail Handlers Union), Brent Booker (Building Construction Trades Department) and Ed Smith (Ullico) are all in Dublin for the week.

# trade-unions - Monday 21 October, 2013

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme
# ESB
# ESB

ESB hits out at 'inaccuracies' in reports about pension scheme

Oct 21st 2013, 9:13 PM 6,735 Views 6 Comments

Reports over the last couple of days suggested the company had changed the nature of the scheme and failed to tell its auditor KPMG about opposition to the changes from unions.

# trade-unions - 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.

# trade-unions - Saturday 27 July, 2013

'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today
# Austerity
# Austerity

'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today

Jul 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,654 Views 63 Comments

The group will march to the headquarters of the ICTU in Parnell Square from the Garden of Remembrance today at 2pm.

# trade-unions - Friday 28 June, 2013

Credit Union staff claim management won't engage with their trade union
# Dispute
# Dispute

Credit Union staff claim management won't engage with their trade union

Jun 28th 2013, 6:01 PM 5,825 Views 17 Comments

Management at Kells Credit Union dispute claims by employees – who are picketing the premises today – that it does not recongise the right of workers to join a trade union.

# trade-unions - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Secondary teachers' unions reject new 'Haddington Road' pay deal
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Secondary teachers' unions reject new 'Haddington Road' pay deal

May 23rd 2013, 8:43 PM 13,836 Views 141 Comments

The ASTI and TUI say the ‘Haddington Road’ proposals aren’t sufficiently different from Croke Park 2 to change their minds.

SIPTU says workers should accept revised new public pay deal
# Haddington Road
# Haddington Road

SIPTU says workers should accept revised new public pay deal

May 23rd 2013, 6:03 PM 7,512 Views 67 Comments

The country’s biggest trade union says the Haddington Road deal maintains protection against redundancy or a major redeployment.

Here's what's contained in the new 'Haddington Road' public pay deal
# Out With The Old...
# Out With The Old...

Here's what's contained in the new 'Haddington Road' public pay deal

May 23rd 2013, 2:29 PM 33,219 Views 59 Comments

‘Croke Park’ is dead, long live ‘Haddington Road’.

# trade-unions - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

INTO says teachers should vote Yes to revised pay deal
# Croke Park 2a
# Croke Park 2a

INTO says teachers should vote Yes to revised pay deal

May 22nd 2013, 8:27 PM 10,829 Views 40 Comments

The primary teachers’ union says the new proposals are an improvement on the rejected Croke Park 2 deal.

# trade-unions - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 plans
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 plans

May 21st 2013, 9:28 PM 17,528 Views 61 Comments

The IMO and INTO have both published details of the sector-specific deals tabled at the Labour Relations Commission.

Howlin: 'Public servants have given a huge amount but this is the last ask'
# Public Sector Deal
# Public Sector Deal

Howlin: 'Public servants have given a huge amount but this is the last ask'

May 21st 2013, 3:06 PM 10,648 Views 122 Comments

The minister said he was glad the structure was there for a new deal but was “not taking anything for granted in relation to the ballot”.

# trade-unions - Thursday 16 May, 2013

UPDATE: Bus Éireann proposals cut executive pay, restore driver premiums
# Bus Eireann
# Bus Eireann

UPDATE: Bus Éireann proposals cut executive pay, restore driver premiums

May 16th 2013, 2:45 PM 15,436 Views 72 Comments

Additional cash savings of €330,000 are expected to be made from contributions by executives, and directors also face a 20 per cent pay cut.

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