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This year
HSE admin staff taking industrial action over reliance on agency staff amid recruitment ban
Fórsa members said that the HSE is spending “lavish” amounts of money on private consultants rather than “upskilling” its existing staff.
Lawyer: 'The justifications for many redundancies in Ireland are getting thinner and thinner'
Lawyer and Labour rep Ciarán Ahern says justice delayed is justice denied at the Workplace Relations Commission.
Last year
Explainer: All you need to know about your new right to sick pay
Employers will soon be required to pay their staff when too sick to work.
Bereavement leave could be paid out of the Social Insurance Fund in the future
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar also said he’d like his remote working law to be enacted by Christmas.
Tánaiste says the Social Insurance Fund could support those taking bereavement leave in the future.
Such a move would prevent a cost being imposed on employers but would ensure employees don't lose out on pay.
Varadkar also says he wants the right to request remote working legislation to be passed by Christmas.
'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
Low Pay Commission recommendation for minimum wage increase to go to Cabinet in September
Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
Minister of State Peter Burke says he’s hoping to make real change for women in public life.
P&O Ferries chief executive to be quizzed by UK MPs over 800 sackings
Protests were held in Dover and Liverpool yesterday against the sackings and more demonstrations will be held in the coming days.
Staff replacing sacked P&O Ferries workers face ‘poverty pay’, union claims
P&O ships on the Liverpool-Dublin route have now been crewed with Filipino seafarers on contracts below the minimum wage.
Cabinet approves new law which will ban restaurants and pubs withholding tips from staff
New law to help those laid off due to Covid restrictions receive a special payment of up to €1,860 was also approved today.
All time
Guardiola: Player strike over fixture schedule unlikely
The Manchester City boss says he agrees with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson that player welfare is not taken seriously enough.
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.
Retail workers being docked pay or have to 'pay back' time to attend Covid-19 vaccine appointments
“I asked him to confirm he wants me to postpone getting my vaccine whilst we are in the middle of a pandemic. His response was yes.”
One 28-year-old retail worker told The Journal: "We are told our wages are docked for the time we are gone for the vaccine until the time we are back."
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that it's 'in everyone's interest' for retail staff to get vaccinated, and urged employers to be more flexible.
Vaccines being offered to younger cohorts during the busy summer season may result in 'less-than-accommodating' work environments.
Workers to get at least 10 days paid sick leave phased in between now and 2025
Statutory sick pay will be phased in to help employers to plan ahead and manage the additional costs.
'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.
Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.
Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.
Uncertainties raised over protections for striking Debenhams workers
Former Labour court chair Kevin Duffy and barrister Nessa Cahill appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise and Employment.
Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers
The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.
Meat plant workers have a choice between going to work with Covid symptoms or not getting paid, Dáil told
Alan Kelly TD said we can’t have a situation where workers are going into meat plants having taken paracetamol or Calpol to hide their temperature.
Migrant rights group seeks meeting with Taoiseach over 'serious' concerns from meat factory workers
Nearly 1,500 confirmed cases have been linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks.
Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country
In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.
'Disservice' to prevent Debenhams worker protests, says Regina Doherty
Last month, Debenhams announced it would not be reopening its stores, leaving 2,000 staff unemployed.
'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis
Richard Boyd Barrett said he believes the policy being implemented is “hugely unfair”.
Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?
A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.
Here are workers' entitlements if they are affected by Covid-19
The first case of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed over the weekend.
Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'
The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.
Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?
Yesterday, a bill to give workers a legal right to their tips passed Committee stage with all-party support.
16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety
I felt anxious, alienated and depressed. Irish workers must unite to resist the creeping casualisation of work, writes Keith Murdiff.
Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review
PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.
Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82'
One in four fishermen have experienced verbal or physical abuse, according to a new report.
'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker
A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.
Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry
Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.
HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome
The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.
Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs
Camilla would routinely work 14 hour days for little money.
VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night
“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”
Factory workers in the US wear nappies as they can't take bathroom breaks
The revelation has come out in a report from Oxfam America.
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.
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'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.
'If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you'
Au pairs are working in up to 20,000 Irish homes – many working around the clock for not much pay.
McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour
“Out of the kitchens and into the streets.”