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#Workers

# workers - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Some Dublin Bus workers accept Labour Court proposals...

…but drivers already rejected them last week.

# workers - Monday 5 August, 2013

Dublin Bus strike set to continue tomorrow

The head of the NBRU trade union has said that Irish Rail workers ‘won’t sit idly by’ as their bus worker colleagues strike.

# workers - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Kelly: Bus strike is a "bad day for public transport in Ireland"

The Public Transport Minister has asked all sides to come together to try and solve the problems.

# workers - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Workers let go by BCD Travel to picket Kerry Group

SIPTU representatives claim that the company is refusing to make redundancy payments decided by the Labour Court.

# workers - Friday 12 July, 2013

Another public sector union has voted in favour of Haddington Road

The union represents workers in the Civil Service, An Post, FÁS and other organisations.

# workers - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Strike planned by production workers at Offaly food plant

The workers are looking for an increase in pay rates as well as the reintroduction of overtime rates and a premium rate for shift workers.

# workers - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Eiffel Tower remains closed for a second day due to strike

An average of 25,000 visitors climb up the Eiffel Tower every day, but it remains closed for business today.

# workers - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?

After the boom-years, people are wondering if there is an alternative system that might work better, writes Órla Ryan, who says worker co-operatives might be just what we’re looking for.

# workers - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Labour Court recommends cuts to overtime and sick leave for Dublin Bus drivers Exclusive

The court said that there is no proposal to reduce core or basic pay but acknowledged that many of the proposals would “impact significantly” on employees.

# workers - Sunday 16 June, 2013

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

Money repatriated abroad has fallen in the last six years

Statistics show that the amount of money earned in Ireland by migrants and temporary workers and then sent abroad has fallen since the Ireland’s economic downturn.

# workers - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Locked doors a sign of China work-safety failings

The country’s economy has surged into second place globally, but industrial safety conditions are not good.

# workers - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Workers in Ireland earn an average of €697 a week

Workers in administrative and support services have seen an increase on last year while those employed in construction have fared worst.

# workers - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Two killed after ceiling collapses in Cambodia shoe factory

A ceiling collapsed at the factory, injuring six and killing two.

# workers - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

50 jobs lost as Citi Bank announce Waterford office closure

The Waterford branch will close by the end of the year.

# workers - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Poll: Are Bus Éireann workers right to go on strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are Bus Éireann workers right to go on strike?

Management says cost-cutting measures are necessary but unions say their members will be thousands of euro worse off as a result of the changes. What do you think?

# workers - Friday 10 May, 2013

Poll: Will the Bangladesh factory collapse change the way you shop? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the Bangladesh factory collapse change the way you shop?

As the death toll passes 1,000, we want to know: Will this incident have an impact on your shopping habits?

# workers - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Bus Éireann workers to strike from Sunday

Bus Éireann believes the industrial action, if it goes ahead, will be “illegal and unofficial”.

# workers - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Vita Cortex workers meet with Noam Chomsky in Cork

During their protest last year, Chomsky send workers messages of support commending them for their “courageous and honourable actions”

# workers - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Council workers suspended over pothole to return to work today

A Cork Councillor has said he intends to press for the issue of health and safety legislation to be examined.

# workers - Sunday 31 March, 2013

On-duty ambulance crew members assaulted on Dublin street

A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

# workers - Monday 25 March, 2013

SIPTU members at Tara Mines accept company's proposals

In January this year the company put its entire workforce on protective notice.

# workers - Thursday 14 March, 2013

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.

# workers - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement

Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.

# workers - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Frontline Alliance announces nationwide campaign against Croke Park II proposals

Its campaign is in opposition to the Croke Park Agreement extension proposals.

# workers - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

US CEO mocks ‘three hours a day’ French workers

“They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three,” the head of a US company wrote in a letter.

# workers - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria

A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.

# workers - Friday 15 February, 2013

Careers clinic: A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills

As survey finds that one in five people who take a break to volunteer abroad end up changing careers, two volunteers speak about their ‘transformative’ experiences.

# workers - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Almost 70% of Irish workers admit to online shopping at work

41 per cent of employees also admit to sending personal emails from company accounts. Are you guilty of this?

# workers - Monday 7 January, 2013

Labour Relations Committee conference to be held over Tara Mines jobs

On Thursday management at the zinc mine put its entire workforce of 670 employees on protective notice.

# workers - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

One third of Irish workers admit drinking too much at their Christmas party

A survey also revealed one in ten workers have kissed a colleague at the annual office bash.

# workers - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

14 people die in fire at underwear factory

Arson suspected in the blaze in Shantou in south China.

# workers - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

More than half of Irish companies ignore workers' birthdays - survey

In a shock revelation the survey also showed employees would love a day off as a birthday gesture from their bosses.

# workers - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Guineys workers told: 30 years service? Sorry, no pensions

The employees found out about the shop closure after a phone call on Monday telling them not to come into work the next day.

# workers - Friday 31 August, 2012

Up to 16 jobs at risk as Clerys branch closes

Clerys Home Furnishings store set to close in a fortnight.

# workers - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Target Express workers end sit-in after meeting liquidator, department

Junior minister Seán Sherlock has pledged funds from the state insolvency fund to support the workers’ redundancy payments.

In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt Greencore This post contains images

In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt

Workers are calling for previous pay and conditions to be reinstated.

# workers - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Two out of three workers do unpaid overtime to cover workload - survey

Workers clocking up more than an hour on average in unpaid overtime each month.

# workers - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes AIB

Staff reject AIB plans for pay freeze and pension changes

The IBOA says the proposals are not acceptable, but the bank – which holds its AGM today – says costs must be cut.