Labour Court hearing underway to solve health workers dispute

A full hearing of the Labour Court to try to resolve the health workers row is underway.

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Latest: Deferral of three-day strike 'good news' for patients

Latest: Three days of strikes by 10,000 health workers next week have been deferred at the request of the Labour Court.

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Construction workers protest against 'bogus' self-employment

Members of Ireland's construction industry unions are protesting this morning against bogus self-employment.

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Update: Siptu returning to talks tomorrow in attempt to resolve hospital support staff dispute

Talks aimed at ending the health support dispute will get underway at the Workplace Relations Commission tomorrow.

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Hospital staff member up at 4am to prepare patients' food before joining strike

There was no rest for Joan Costelloe, a cook employed at University Hospital, who awoke before dawn to prepare “special meals”, for patients unable to eat or swallow hard food.

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Workers at UK Ford plant vote to fight closure with threat of industrial action

The Unite union has held mass meetings at the Bridgend site.

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Talks to avert strike action by hospital support workers adjourned

Talks between Siptu and the Department of Public Expenditure at the Workplace Relations Commission have been adjourned until Monday.

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SIPTU and HSE to hold talks ahead of planned strike action by health support staff

Talks between SIPTU, the HSE, and the Department of Public Expenditure are due to take place tomorrow ahead of planned industrial action by health support staff.

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Hospital support workers vote for strike action

SIPTU members backed the move by 94%.

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Community Employment supervisors to strike next month over pensions row

Five days of strike action by Community Employment supervisors will take place next month.

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Ambulance strike continues for third day of industrial action

The ambulance personnel branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association is striking for a second consecutive day today.

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Over 4,000 working days lost to strike action in 2018

Over 4,000 were lost to strikes during 2018.

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500 ambulance personnel to strike over representation

More than 500 ambulance service personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) will be on strike again today as the dispute over trade union representation rights intensifies.

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Nurses vote for strike action over pay and staff shortages

The health service faces severe disruption in the new year after nurses voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over pay and staff shortages.

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Tesco says Sligo store will remain open as workers strike over conditions

Tesco says its Sligo store will remain open during a strike by workers there tomorrow.

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Tesco workers in Sligo take strike action

Workers have gone on strike at Tesco in Sligo today, in what could be the start of a nationwide action.

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Sections 39 workers to take strike action over pay restoration

Section 39 workers are demanding pay restoration in line with other health sector employees.

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Healthcare workers to strike in protest at HSE

Two groups of healthcare workers announced strike action today in separate protests against the HSE.

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Archaeologists to take further strike action as they 'Dig4Decency'

Archaeologists have announced further strike action following last week's 24-hour strike at the N22 Macroom Bypass scheme.

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TK Maxx worker may increase strike action as Arklow workers picket today

In Arklow, TK Maxx workers represented by the Mandate trade union are on strike today.

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Latest: Lloyds Pharmacy say industrial action by employees tomorrow is 'disappointing'

More than 200 Lloyds Pharmacy employees are set to go on a second strike tomorrow over pay and conditions.

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UK McDonald's workers hail support for strike in pay row

Workers at five UK McDonald's restaurants have walked out on strike in a dispute over pay and union recognition.

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Commuters face travel chaos as talks fail in Irish Rail dispute

World cups fans heading to Ireland's World Cup play-off game against Denmark in Dublin next week will also suffer.

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Massive increase in number of days lost due to strikes

Rising industrial unrest has led to a massive increase in the number of days lost to strikes in 2009.

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Hospice boss criticises union

The Chief Executive of Our Lady's Hospice in Dublin is criticising the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, for mounting pickets outside the hospice last week.

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ICTU says strike plans will stay in place

The General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has said next Tuesday's public sector strike is still going ahead.

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Labour: Govt 'sleep-walking' into strike

The Government was tonight accused of sleep-walking into next week’s one-day strike against public sector cuts.

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Council and healthcare workers to join strikes

Five thousand council and healthcare maintenance staff will join next week’s one-day strike against public sector cuts, it was revealed today.

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Unions to consider further stoppages

A second day of national strikes will be considered by unions today

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24/7 Frontline Alliance officials review progress

Officials from the 24/7 Frontline Alliance have been meeting this afternoon to review progress in talks with the social partners.

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Frontline unions begin preparations for strike ballots

Four unions representing nurses, prison officers and fire-fighters are due to begin preparations for ballots on industrial action today.

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Rift between unions and Govt deepens

The stand-off between Government and unions over pay cuts worsened today as more than 100,000 frontline public sector workers revealed plans to vote on industrial action.

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Frontline Alliance threatens strike action over cuts

The Frontline Services Alliance is warning that it will stage the most significant strike action ever seen in this country if the Government pushes ahead with planned cuts to pay and services.

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Impact general secretary Peter McLoone claimed the Government had refused to consider a package of radical public sector reform to improve spending and save money.

Public servants set to strike over cuts warning

Some 55,000 public servants were put on strike footing today as Taoiseach Brian Cowen again warned their pay would be cut in the December Budget.

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Strike ballots set scene for unrest

The IMPACT trade union has voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action if the Government imposes further public sector pay cuts in this December's budget.

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Kilkenny People printing staff to strike on Friday

Printing staff at the Kilkenny People have announced plans to mount strike action on Friday over the company's decision to close its printing facility with the loss of 46 jobs.

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SIPTU members picket Custom House in Dublin

Up to 200 SIPTU members picketed the Custom House in Dublin city centre this morning as part of a dispute involving cleaners.

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10,000 TEEU electricians to strike on Monday

A strike by over 10,000 electricians is to go ahead on Monday after talks at Labour Relations Commission failed.

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INO delegates to debate strike motion

The national council of the Irish Nurses Organisation has approved an emergency motion calling on its members to take whatever legal or industrial action is necessary to put a stop to cost-cutting measures.

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Ferry workers threaten strike action due to cutbacks

Stena Line ferry workers today became the latest to threaten strike action over planned cutbacks and redundancies in the transport sector.

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LRC talks between DAA and SIPTU adjourned until Friday

Talks at the Labour Relations Commission over pay increments due to workers at the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have been adjourned until Friday.

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Airport strikes called off

Threatened strike action at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports was called off today as union leaders agreed to new talks.

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LRC bids to avert airport strike action

The Labour Relations Commission has intervened in a bid to avert potential strike action at the country's three main airports next Thursday.

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SIPTU says airport strike action not authorised

The president of SIPTU says strike action that could cripple the country's three main airports on Thursday April 2, has not been authorised.

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Civil servants to stage industrial action

Lower paid civil servants will today stage another round of pickets at Government offices over the controversial pension levy.

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National strike deferred for talks

Talks on an economic recovery plan could get back under way by the weekend after union chiefs today called off their potentially crippling strike.

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ICTU postpones planned national ‘day of action’

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has deferred its planned national 'day of protest' next Monday after being invited into fresh talks on an economic recovery plan.

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Unions to consider Government talks offer

Trade union umbrella group Congress will today consider an invitation from the Government to re-enter talks on an economic recovery plan.

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Talks hope could avert national strike

Trade union umbrella group Congress tonight signalled it may return to talks on an economic recovery plan after the Government stepped in to avert a potentially crippling national strike.

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Government invites ICTU to new talks on economy

The Government has issued an invitation to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to engage in talks on stabilising the economy.

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Ryanair calls for Army to keep airport open

Ryanair today called for the Army to be drafted in to keep Dublin Airport open during next week’s planned national strike.

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Union to discuss plans for national strike

The executive of the country's largest public sector union will meet today to discuss next week's planned one-day national strike after members narrowly failed to approve it.

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SIPTU calls off planned strike

SIPTU has called off its planned six-hour airport stoppage after the intervention of the Taoiseach, it was reported today.

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Union criticised over public transport strike

Ireland’s largest union is attempting to run the country over the head of Government by halting all public transport on Thursday, a leading businessman claimed today.

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Unions not united about planned strike

There's no sign of union comradeship over next week's planned 24-hour transport strike.

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Unions meet to decide on rail strike

Transport unions were meeting today to decide whether to take strike action over plans to break up the Irish state-owned bus and rail company CIÉ.

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Trains disrupted by Westport drivers strike

Commuters in counties Mayo and Roscommon are facing further disruption today due to an unofficial strike by train drivers.

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Train drivers strike in Westport

Train drivers in Westport are on strike this morning.

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PDFORRA to vote on industrial action

Army members are set to vote today on whether to take industrial action in protest over working conditions.

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BoI invited to talks over ITSIS strike

The Irish Bank Officials Association has invited Bank of Ireland to talks aimed at ending the industrial dispute involving its computer support staff.

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