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#Working Conditions

# working-conditions - Friday 18 October, 2019

Channel 4 launches new policy to support workers experiencing menopause

New flexible working arrangements and menopause awareness briefings for management are to be introduced.

# working-conditions - Monday 4 September, 2017

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.

# working-conditions - Monday 3 April, 2017

'If we want better people working in childcare, we need better working terms'

Policy is driving precarious work for professionals in childcare, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# working-conditions - Friday 3 February, 2017

# working-conditions - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Gardaí will be legally entitled to rest breaks under new legislation

Gardaí who had worked eight hour shifts, without any breaks, while on witness protection duty brought the challenge against the ban.

# working-conditions - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Find out if your high-street clothes are ethically made

A new website offers consumers an easy way to check up on retailers’ labour and environmental track records.

# working-conditions - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Is your town getting a swanky new garda station?

30 locations across the country will benefit from garda building improvements in the next six years.

# working-conditions - Monday 17 August, 2015

Amazon's boss hits back at claims it's a 'soulless, dystopian workplace'

A report claimed that Amazon’s employees are pushed hard and work long hours so they wouldn’t be seen as a “major weakness”.

# working-conditions - Monday 22 June, 2015

Academics at Irish colleges stressed over 'flex' hours contracts

Union says academics’ working hours are far greater than established norms.

# working-conditions - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Experts say desk workers should stand four hours a day - we tested it out

And we weren’t big fans of the idea – but maybe we’re just lazy.

# working-conditions - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Nurses travel to Blackrock to protest against €150 registration fee

The action was set to start on Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda.

# working-conditions - Monday 25 August, 2014

Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will 'create friction' in ranks

The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.

# working-conditions - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Opinion: What has the State done to protect citizens' human rights?

It’s important to understand the experience of the people affected by our six-year recession and impacted by harsh austerity measures.

# working-conditions - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Samsung pledges compensation for factory workers who contracted incurable diseases

The company’s CEO said that it would employ a third party to “make due compensation” to victims and their families.

# working-conditions - Saturday 16 November, 2013

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

The Central Executive Committee decided today that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.

# working-conditions - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O'Leary to negotiate single contract

The group wants O’Leary to negotiate a single contract that applies to all pilots flying for the airline.

# working-conditions - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers

While the pressures on young doctors are unique, Government decisions have focused the worst effects of the crisis on workers who are 35 and under across all sectors, write Dan Hayden and Dr Antoine Murray.

# working-conditions - Monday 26 August, 2013

Michael D to lead 1913 Lockout commemoration this weekend

Saturday will mark the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, one of the key events of the Lockout.

# working-conditions - 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?

# working-conditions - Sunday 28 April, 2013

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone" Agri Accidents This post contains videos

"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"

Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.

# working-conditions - Monday 4 March, 2013

How modern technology is destroying your posture at work Sit Up Straight This post contains images

How modern technology is destroying your posture at work

Recognise any of these nine bad positions?

# working-conditions - Monday 21 January, 2013

Column: Working conditions in hospitals are so bad that sometimes I get no sleep at all

Writing under the condition of anonymity, one junior doctor describes a typical work week in a busy Dublin hospital.

# working-conditions - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

14 people die in fire at underwear factory

Arson suspected in the blaze in Shantou in south China.

# working-conditions - Monday 26 November, 2012

Workers protest 'deathtrap' factories

Meanwhile, a second blaze broke out a 12-storey factory building, sparking new wave of panic.

# working-conditions - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Blood platelet service to be cancelled due to staff shortage

Blood Transfusion Service finding it difficult to retain staff for specialised job with anti-social hours.

# working-conditions - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Restaurant worker awarded €86,000 after years of forced labour in Dublin

Muhammad Younis from Pakistan was forced to work in what have been described as chronic conditions in a Clondalkin restaurant for seven years.

# working-conditions - Monday 29 August, 2011

H&M to launch probe after workers faint at Cambodian factory

Despite claims that conditions are improving at Cambodian garment factories, almost 300 people were taken ill last week and worries about persistent discrimination and forced overtime remain.

# working-conditions - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Nike workers in Indonesia say they are kicked and slapped

In one factory producing Converse runners, workers have described being hit and called names, and made to stand in the blazing sun.

# working-conditions - Monday 6 June, 2011

Talks between Aer Lingus and pilots continue through the night

Negotiations have failed to find a resolution to the dispute over rosters. Pilots are threatening to begin industrial action tomorrow.

# working-conditions - Sunday 21 November, 2010

Monsoon's internal audit reveals the use of child labour and underpaid workers

The popular high street retailer and pioneer of ethical fashion has uncovered evidence it has been benefiting from child labour in India.