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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Unite

This year
# Picket
Strike action by mechanical workers underway outside Intel and Pfizer sites
The picket is placed at an Intel site in Leixlip, Co Kildare and Pfizer in Grange Castle, Co Dublin.
All time
# Workplace Relations
Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.
# Bord na Móna
Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.
# Construction
Union calls for immediate closure of construction sites
It comes after criticism that the construction industry is not responding quickly enough to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.
# Job Losses
UK banking group Lloyds to cut around 780 branch jobs
The jobs will be cut between June and October.
# virgin media
Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action
It was reported in recent weeks that the company may cut up to 65 jobs in the next month.
# Belfast
Harland and Wolff staff applaud as they return to work
The remaining employees walked back through the gates of the historic Belfast shipyard this morning, days after a buyer was found.
# Belfast
Unions remain hopeful jobs can be saved as iconic firm Harland and Wolff enters administration
The firm only needs to remain afloat for a few more days until a buyer is found, unions say.
# An Post
Dublin postal drivers seek injunction to prevent expulsion from union
The drivers are being asked to resign from the IWU in order to allow it to merge with Unite.
# Unite
Peter Mark has rowed back on charging its hairdressers training fees
Trade union Unite said the fee was used to “claw back wage increases due to young workers”.
# Belfast
Concern for workers as Bombardier to sell Belfast operation
The company said it is committed to finding “the right buyer”.
# digging in
'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.
# Midlands
Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs
A restructuring of the company to decarbonise its business over ten years is expected to be announced tomorrow.
# Strike
Archaeologists dig in their heels over 'poverty wages'
Unite trade union has threatened further strike action if the Irish Archaeological Consultancy does not engage with it over pay claims.
# 24 Hours
Irish Life workers to strike for 24 hours over pension scheme this Thursday
A rally will be held outside the Irish Life Dublin offices from 12pm to 2pm on Thursday.
# Limerick
Minister asked to help teachers 'owed thousands' after language school closes
The trade union has written to the Social Protection Minister asking her to provide assistance for the teachers.
# Strike
Decision time as Labour Court to issue recommendation on ending Irish Rail strike
The Labour Court agreed to issue a recommendation for how the dispute could be resolved tomorrow afternoon.
# escalation
Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'
They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.
# Work Stoppage
Ireland's crane drivers to carry out second day of strike action tomorrow
The workers want their hourly rate of pay increased to €27.
# unhappy union
Tower cranes at building sites across the country will be idle on Thursday... here's why
SIPTU is not happy with Unite over the pay claim, calling it ‘disingenuous’.
# education regulation
English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights
The Department of Education won’t meet with the teachers as they are private workers.
# Industrial Relations
Bus Éireann staff vote to accept Labour Court recommendations
Siptu and Unite staff have voted to accept the recommendations.
# black and blue
What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?
Ahead of today’s projected strike in eight stores, Tesco’s controversial Project Black has the unions’ hackles up.
# Transport
Bus Éireann Unite members vote unanimously to strike
The state-run transport service has announced a range of cost-cutting measures.
# united front
Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House
Activists called the union’s involvement in Apollo House a “publicity stunt”.
# christmas miracle
Irish homecomings back on track as UK baggage handlers call off Christmas strike
Other strikes at British Airways are still scheduled for Christmas Day – but the airline has promised a full flying schedule.
# Unite
PTSB employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action
Unite trade union members at the bank have rejected a Labour Court pay recommendation.
# not impressed
CityJet's boss says striking pilots' union is 'a pain in my backside'
The Dublin-based airline is locked in a dispute with pilots represented by the Unite.
# grounded
Up to 40 pilots at Dublin Airport are going on strike from next week
Irish airline CityJet flies to several European cities, including London, Paris and Florence.
# Poolbeg
Strike ends at Dublin incinerator after management agrees to reinstate sacked workers
It’s understood the strike had taken place as a result of three workers being let go from their jobs by text message last Friday.
# Water Charges
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.
# time out
Cadbury workers set to start indefinite strike from tomorrow
It follows a dispute concerning the outsourcing of 17 jobs.
# swiping out
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.
# the payoff
Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'
But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.
# Holy Thursday
As its workers strike over unfair treatment, Dunnes responds with 1-day only online offer
More than half of the company’s employees are on strike over “fair pay” and “a precarious working environment”.
# friday 13
Getting to Northern Ireland is going to be really difficult today
That means no Ulsterbus, Metro or Northern Ireland Railway services.
# Banking
Here's why AIB staff are warning they might go on strike
The union Unite wants to meet the Finance Minister over the issues.
# cargo handlers
Flying home for Christmas? There will be strikes at some UK airports
Unite members are going on strike on December 23.
# Right2Water
Protest group dismisses water charge concessions as 'an attempt to buy time'
Right2Water is planning another mass protest on 10 December.
# worker rights
Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn
Unite trade union said today the dispute will go to the Labour Relations Commission – and hopefully be resolved.