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# workers - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Taoiseach slams ‘shabby, shoddy and unacceptable’ treatment of Debenhams workers

The dispute has lasted more than 150 days.

Liquidator withdraws negotiated deal after Debenhams workers occupy stores in Dublin and Cork

Workers at Henry Street store were arrested this morning.

# workers - Monday 7 September, 2020

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

# workers - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

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.

# workers - Friday 7 August, 2020

Union calls for 'blanket testing' in meat factories as concern grows over recent clusters

Siptu said it is possible some workers have symptoms but are not getting testing over a fear of losing income.

# workers - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'

Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.

# workers - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Boohoo launches investigation into claims staff were being paid well below minimum wage

The Sunday Times last weekend reported that staff at a warehouse in England were paid as little as £3.50 per hour.

# workers - Monday 15 June, 2020

US Supreme Court rules law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

The court voted that Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.

# workers - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Unions agree additional protections for workers with Construction Industry Federation

The agreement between the Trade Union Federation and the CIF was signed today.

# workers - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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.

# workers - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased

Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.

# workers - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Most construction work will stop unless essential to pandemic, Harris says

Construction will not be on the list of essential non-retail services due to be published today, Harris confirmed.

# workers - Thursday 12 March, 2020

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers

People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.

# workers - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19

The organisation says there has been “considerable public debate” on the issue in recent days.

# workers - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Plans to increase the higher rate tax band to €50,000 would cost €2.3bn, says Government tax group

The paper warns that further reductions in the USC could lead to a “narrowing of the tax base”.

Global publishing group announces more than 130 new jobs in Waterford

The Agora Companies is a consortium of more than 40 media companies around the world.

# workers - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'This piece of cloth is bathed in my blood, sweat and dignity': The fight to improve the lives of garment workers

The majority of Irish people care about the conditions of the factories where their clothes are made.

# workers - Monday 8 April, 2019

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland

This battle was part of a momentous ‘Game of Thrones’ to decide who would rule Ireland: British imperialism, Irish capitalism or the working class, writes Cian Prendiville.

# workers - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# workers - Monday 3 December, 2018

Social Protection Department gives older age of workers as reason why it's near top of sick leave list

The secretary general of the department said 3,000 staff members are over 55.

# workers - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

# workers - Friday 21 September, 2018

Woman who shot dead three people in Maryland had history of mental illness, police say

Four people, including the shooter, died following the incident in Aberdeen, Maryland, yesterday morning.

# workers - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

# workers - Saturday 25 August, 2018

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.

# workers - 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.

# workers - Friday 6 July, 2018

Six stores closed as over 240 Lloyds Pharmacy workers to take part in a strike today

Workers who are members of the trade union Mandate will picket stores across the country.

# workers - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

# workers - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Taoiseach urged to tell employers to pay staff who can't make it in during storm

The ISME said many businesses can not afford to pay staff if they do not come to work.

# workers - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Nine workers dead after 450m-long bridge collapses in Colombian valley

The 450m-long bridge was to be part of a motorway connecting to the city of Villavicencio to Bogotá.

# workers - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Explainer: Retirement at age 70 - what do the new rules mean?

Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.

# workers - Monday 4 December, 2017

'This should not be tolerated': ICTU says more of us are working precariously in Ireland

Last year, 7% of the Republic of Ireland workforce was working in temporary unemployment.

# workers - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour

The ‘living wage’ currently stands at €11.70 an hour.

# workers - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

# workers - Friday 28 April, 2017

'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn Loving It This post contains a poll

'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn

The government has promised to bring forth new proposals to tackle zero hours contracts here.

# workers - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'We were there almost 37 years... it was like a family bereavement': Clerys workers speak out after deal reached

A deal was reached this week which will see the old building redeveloped.

# workers - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Clerys workers are going to get a settlement, almost two years after the department store shut down

The full details of the settlement are confidential.

# workers - Sunday 26 February, 2017

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break

A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.

# workers - 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.

# workers - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Good news for Irish workers as most companies plan pay hikes in 2017

Just under three quarters of businesses expect to pay their staff more next year.

# workers - Sunday 16 October, 2016

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

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