Siptu’s Paul Bell: It is time for health workers to see a return of their lost earnings. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The next time the Government sits down with public service unions the aim will be to secure an agreement “that will see us into a new era beyond fisca(...)

Siptu vice-president Patricia King is expected to argue that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan should withdraw the reduction in VAT from 13.5 per cent to 9 per cent for the hospitality sector, “as the benefits have not been passed on to customers, employees or the exchequer”.

Ministers have urged employers in the hotel and restaurant sector to engage with unions as part of a reformed process for determining terms and condit(...)

Grand Canal Dock Dart station

It now seems inevitable that the State’s rail network will come to a standstill on Sunday and Monday. The strike may just be the first in a series of (...)

Staff at Greyhound claim they have been locked out by the company in a dispute over pay. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The High Court has granted a temporary injunction preventing workers blocking trucks entering and leaving a premises of a waste disposal company that (...)

Labour Court recommendations to cut pay at Iarnród Éireann by between 1.7 and 6.1  per cent for a 28-month period were rejected over recent weeks by members of  Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Management and trade union sources at Iarnród Éireann have reported progress in talks aimed at reaching agreement on a cost-saving plan. It is expecte(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner’s office dealt with 1,507 valid data breach notifications, including the largest such breach it had ever dealt with – the breach by the Ennis-based company Loyaltybuild (above), which processed holiday loyalty schemes on behalf of companies all over Europe, including Supervalu and Axa in Ireland.

The disclosure by a GP of a woman’s medical records to an insurance company and the sending of an email containing a patient file by another GP to an (...)

 Passengers leaving terminal two  in Dublin Airport.  Siptu has been ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by the DAA and Ryanair in their successful applications for injunctions preventing stoppages at the country’s airports. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Siptu has been ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by the DAA and Ryanair in their successful applications for injunctions preventing stopp(...)

Siptu’s  planned four-hour work stoppage at three airports on Friday has been blocked by the High Court.

The High Court has granted an injunction preventing a four-hour work stoppage by Siptu members at the country’s main airports from taking place on (...)

High Court proceedings aimed at preventing Friday’s proposed strike by Siptu members at the country’s airports start this morning.

High Court proceedings aimed at preventing Friday’s proposed strike by Siptu members at the country’s airports start this morning. The pr(...)

Ryanair claims the industrial action would affect almost 100 flights and 13,500 passengers. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dublin Airport Authority and Ryanair have initiated separate High Court proceedings aimed at preventing next week’s proposed strike by Sipt(...)