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# Union

This year
Siptu to raise millions paid out in dividends by Cartamundi's Ireland site in job losses talks
The company is to close its Waterford factory where 234 people are employed.
Last year
'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status
EU leaders met to consider applications for EU candidacy from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.
Tens of thousands march in Georgia 'for Europe' after blow to EU membership bid
The European Commission has recommended that candidate status be granted to Ukraine and Moldova.
Controversial ex-Wallabies star Folau set for return to rugby union in Japan
The 32-year-old has been picked to start for Rob Penney’s Shining Arcs this weekend.
All time
Irish Rail workers back use of industrial action over 'downright thuggery' on trains
Union members raised concerns over antisocial behaviour on trains.
IRFU expresses disappointment and 'refutes the overall tenor' of women's letter
The union views the letter as “outside interference” during the two ongoing reviews into women’s rugby.
US President Biden slams Kellogg's for replacing workers who are on strike
Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union rejected the company’s latest contract offer.
Reports into women's rugby will not be publicly published, confirms IRFU CEO
Philip Browne believes the club game needs serious attention.
IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position
The union’s CEO Philip Brown said he didn’t want to provide a distraction for the Ireland team.
IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'
Meanwhile, Ireland’s men’s team have not discussed the goings-on in women’s rugby.
'It just goes from bad to worse. The IRFU committee need to stand up now'
Bernard Jackman spoke about the decline of Irish women’s rugby on The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.
ICTU asks government to continue full PUP rate for workers in unopened sectors
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions outlined concerns it has for workers and workplaces ahead of next week’s reopening plans.
Dublin Airport facing potential strikes as unions to ballot members over outsourcing plans
The potential industrial action includes a full withdrawal of labour.
Union says meeting with Ulster Bank chief 'provided no reassurance for staff or for customers'
The threat of the bank closing “is growing”, the Financial Services Union said.
Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.
Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work
The Irish games industry employs around 2,000 people.
IRFU will need to be brutally honest as World Cup review begins
The latest underperformance in the biggest competition in the sport leaves many questions.
High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike
Their trade union served notice last week of plans for 48 hours of strike action from midnight on 22 August.
Members of pilot union Ialpa at Ryanair are voting on industrial action
The union said pilots were frustrated at lack of progress in pay talks.
IRFU performance director David Nucifora set to sign new contract up to four years
The Australian is the key decision-maker in Irish rugby.
Bus drivers 'resort to urinating in bottles' due to lack of toilet facilities
Flyers placed on buses across the country are calling on commuters to support drivers’ demands for sanitary facilities.
Concern for workers as Bombardier to sell Belfast operation
The company said it is committed to finding “the right buyer”.
Nurses on strike: 'You can't go home after your shift and feel you've done a good job'
We spoke to nurses on the picket line at the Coombe maternity hospital.
'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates
“The last thing the health service needs is a strike,” Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday.
More than 7,000 health workers to vote on strike action in 2019
Siptu says staff are due an increase in pay following a job evaluation process.
Supporters of English language teachers protest at school after sudden closure
Staff said they have been left in the dark about the money they are owed.
Aer Lingus 'dismayed' at 'small subset' of staff who do not behave in an exemplary manner
SIPTU is to contact Aer Lingus over roll-out of CCTV in staff areas due to missing stock.
Secondary school teachers reject government pay proposals for new recruits
The ASTI’s executive will meet shortly to consider the outcome of the ballot.
Irish rugby aims for 20% female representation with new 'Women in Rugby' plan
The IRFU has released its action plan for the women’s game over the next five years.
Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review
PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.
Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote unanimously in favour of accepting collective agreement
The announcement was made by the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association, which represents some Ryanair pilots.
Primark says staff from store destroyed by fire will be paid next week
The news comes after management met with hundreds of staff from the store.
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.
Ryanair to cancel more flights over planned strike action
The airline urged pilots to reconsider plans to strike next Tuesday.
Mary's survive grandstand finale to see off gallant Roscrea in nine-try thriller
St. Mary’s are into the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals after a high-octane encounter with the 2016 champions.
Opinion: Do we still need unions?
Under Irish employment law, all workers are equal, whether union or non-union members, writes Jason O’Sullivan.
Strike threatened: Rail union warns of possible 'travel chaos' in coming weeks
The NBRU said its members were “furious” with Irish Rail’s refusal to increase staff pay.
Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know
The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.
McDonald's staff hold first-ever UK strike over pay and working conditions
Around 40 workers gathered outside two restaurants, before attending a protest outside parliament.
Largest Bus Éireann union votes to accept Labour Court recommendations
Their acceptance means that no further strike action is likely at the service in the near-future.