School secretaries warn of further industrial action if pay talks fail

School secretaries warn of further industrial action if pay talks fail

School secretaries are due at the talks table today in their dispute about what they say is a two-tier pay system.

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SIPTU members in Section 39 organisations defer strike action after pay talks

SIPTU members in Section 39 organisations defer strike action after pay talks

SIPTU members in Section 39 organisations have deferred strike action, scheduled for next Wednesday, following an agreement facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), to begin a process that it is hoped will lead to the restoration of pay for thousands of health and social care workers.

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Ireland 'like North Korea' in denying TDs vote over public pay

Ireland 'like North Korea' in denying TDs vote over public pay

Ireland has been compared to a "tin-pot dictatorship" for not giving TDs a vote on cuts to public pay.

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INMO to book meeting with new Health Minister before deciding on whether to support new pay deal

INMO to book meeting with new Health Minister before deciding on whether to support new pay deal

The INMO nursing and midwives’ union has deferred its decision on whether or not to recommend the latest pay deal agreed with the Government, the successor to the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

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INTO to recommend rejection of pay deal to 36,000 members

INTO to recommend rejection of pay deal to 36,000 members

The INTO is recommending rejection of yesterday's public sector pay deal, to its 36,000 members.

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Latest: Teacher's Union of Ireland Executive Committee to recommend rejection of pay deal

Latest: Teacher's Union of Ireland Executive Committee to recommend rejection of pay deal

Latest: The executive council of the Teacher’s Union of Ireland has said it will meet this evening to discuss the agreement.

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Jobs Committee to discuss low pay issue

Jobs Committee to discuss low pay issue

Issues surrounding low pay will be discussed by the Jobs Committee later.

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Unite to cooperate with pay deal despite 'no' vote

Unite to cooperate with pay deal despite 'no' vote

One of the country’s largest unions today said it would cooperate with the introduction of the Croke Park pay deal – despite its members voting against the pact.

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Begg: Croke Park deal hangs in the balance

The General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions today admitted the future of the Croke Park Agreement is very finely balanced.

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Harney warns of possible HSE cuts as a result of industrial action

Health Minister Mary Harney said the HSE may have to make "drastic" cuts to patient services if the ongoing industrial action in the health service is not resolved.

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Talks break down between HSE and union

Marathon talks between IMPACT trade union and the HSE on the ongoing industrial action in the health service broke down overnight.

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Unions to discuss next move on Monday

Unions to discuss next move on Monday

Public servants reportedly face a pay cut of between 5% and 6% in the Budget after talks on the issue between the Government and unions broke down yesterday.

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IBEC says deal can be reached in partnership talks

The employers' body IBEC says it believes agreement can be reached among the social partners on an economic recovery plan.

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IBEC to meet Taoiseach for pay talks

Employers' group IBEC has today accepted an invitation by Taoiseach Brian Cowen to enter talks on a new National Agreement.

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SIPTU warns of industrial action on a 'very dramatic scale'

SIPTU president Jack O'Connor has today warned that industrial action on a very dramatic scale is needed to ensure the economic crisis is tackled in a fair way.

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Public sector union to ballot members for industrial action

The Civil and Public Service Union (CPSU) has decided to ballot its members for industrial action, following a meeting today.

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CPSU and INO discuss response to pension levy

The executives of two of Ireland's largest public-sector unions are meeting today to discuss the Government's decision to impose a pension levy on their members.

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Government talks with employers and social partners to resume

Talks aimed at agreeing a plan for economic recovery are due to resume at Government Buildings in Dublin this afternoon.

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Talks continue on new economic plan

Talks aimed at agreeing a new economic plan for the country are intensifying at Government Buildings today ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

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Government cuts talks to resume tomorrow

Talks between the social partners on securing €2bn cuts in Government spending have wrapped up for the day.

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IBEC: ESB pay increases 'disturbing'

IBEC has said the decision by the ESB to pay a 3.5% increase to staff at a time when cutbacks are needed is disturbing.

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ICTU leadership approves framework economic plan

The leadership of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has approved framework proposals for addressing the crisis in the Irish economy.

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Social partners agree framework plan on economic recovery

The social partners have reportedly agreed a broad framework on how to tackle the crisis in Ireland's public finances.

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IBEC confident that recovery plan will be agreed

The employers' body IBEC says it is confident that it can reach agreement with trade unions and the Government on an economic recovery plan.

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Government to hold talks with social partners

Talks between the Government and the social partners on plans for economic recovery are getting underway today.

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Business body calls for emergency pay cut legislation

The body representing small and medium businesses in Ireland today called for "immediate emergency legislation" to allow the introduction of pay cuts across the public sector, ahead of further intensive talks with unions and employers on public spending cutbacks.

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Union: tough talks ahead.

IMPACT's Peter McLoone has said that talks between the social partners this week will be the toughest in decades.

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Social partners set for intense negotiations with Government

The social partners are getting ready to enter a new set of intensive negotiations on cutbacks in Government spending.

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ISME repeats call for scrapping of pay deal

The business group ISME is repeating its call for the scrapping of the national wage agreement in light of the massive economic downturn in 2008.

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ICTU recognises need for talks with Government

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says it recognises the need for talks with the Taoiseach over the condition of the economy.

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ICTU delegates vote to accept new national pay deal

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has voted to accept the new national pay deal at a special delegate conference in Dublin this afternoon.

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ICTU delegates set to ratify new national pay deal

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is set to ratify the new national pay deal today at a special delegate conference in Dublin.

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SIPTU members back new draft national pay deal

SIPTU members back new draft national pay deal

SIPTU members have voted by a significant four to one margin to back the new draft national pay deal.

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Dempsey calls for fresh talks in Aer Lingus dispute

Dempsey calls for fresh talks in Aer Lingus dispute

Transport Minister Noel Dempsey is calling on both sides in the latest Aer Lingus dispute to restart talks in an effort to reach agreement on cost cuts.

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SIPTU to serve strike notice on Aer Lingus today

SIPTU to serve strike notice on Aer Lingus today

SIPTU is to serve two weeks' strike notice on Aer Lingus this morning as part of a row over the company's latest €74m cost-cutting plan.

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ISME calls for national pay deal to be abandoned

Business groups are today increasing pressure for the national pay deal to be abandoned.

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Nursing leaders recommend pay deal

The leadership of the Irish Nurses Organisation is recommending acceptance of the new national pay deal.

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SIPTU members begin voting on national pay deal

SIPTU members begin voting on national pay deal

SIPTU members are due to begin voting today on whether to accept or reject the new national pay deal negotiated earlier this year.

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SIPTU officials to debate terms of national pay deal

SIPTU officials from around the country are holding a conference in Dublin today to debate the terms of the national pay agreement.

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Unite leadership to brief shop stewards on new pay deal

The leadership of the Unite trade union is due to brief shop stewards today on the reasons why it is seeking rejection of the recently agreed national pay deal.

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Engineering union supports national pay deal

One of the country's top unions today urged its 45,000 members to accept the proposed national pay deal.

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Mandate union recommends national pay deal

One of the country's largest trade unions, Mandate, has recommended acceptance of the national pay deal. Members of the union will meet to discuss the deal at a special conference on October 22

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University teachers approve pay deal

University teachers look set to agree to the new national pay deal.

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Unite to recommend its members reject pay deal

The Unite trade union is to recommend that its members reject the national pay deal.

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Unions urge members to accept national pay deal

Unions urge members to accept national pay deal

Top public service union IMPACT today urged its 60,000 members to accept the proposed national pay deal, it emerged today.

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Union stewards opposing pay deal

Shop stewards are set to oppose the draft social partnership deal on the grounds that they cannot cope with a possible pay freeze.

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Cowen: Pay deal will protect jobs and investment

A long-awaited national pay deal will help protect jobs and investment in the challenging months ahead, Taoiseach Brian Cowen said tonight.

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Gormley: Pay talks agreement will deliver stability

Gormley: Pay talks agreement will deliver stability

Green Party leader and Environment Minister John Gormley has welcomed the new national agreement which he said will help deliver necessary stability in a difficult economic situation.

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Pay agreement ‘unsustainable for hotels’

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) stated today that unless there is a substantial improvement in its trading environment, the hotel sector will be unable to pay the increases included in the proposed national pay deal announced this morning.

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Pay deal will lead to 'wholesale redundancies', say ISME

The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) has today expressed its outrage at the draft terms of the new national pay agreement.

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National pay agreement reached

The social partners have reached a deal on a new national pay agreement, it was announced today.

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Social partners consider final draft of pay deal

Unions and employers are now considering a final draft of a new national pay deal.

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Pay talks 'near conclusion'

Unions and employers appear to be getting close to concluding a new national pay deal.

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Union 'quietly optimistic' about pay talks

A representative of the Mandate union has today said that he is 'quietly optimistic' that the outcome of the national pay talks will protect low paid workers from the effects of inflation and hardship this winter.

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Pay deal talks due to conclude

The final stages in difficult negotiations on a new national pay deal are expected to conclude today as months of talks come down to the wire.

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Unions and employers recommence pay talks

Social partners entered talks at Government Buildings this afternoon to begin a final two-day push aimed at reaching a resolution on a national wage agreement.

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Pay talks to resume

Talks aimed at reaching a new national pay agreement will recommence this afternoon.

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Pay talks underway in last-ditch effort

The seventh day of talks is underway at government buildings, in a last-ditch effort to reach a national pay deal

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Call to cut civil-service wage bill

One of Dublin’s most senior business chiefs today called for the civil service wage bill to be cut by a fifth.

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Pay talks continue in Dublin

Talks to determine whether or not a new national pay deal is to emerge get underway for a sixth consecutive day at Government Buildings today.

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