Siptu argued  Mr Mulvey had displayed bias against Luas workers in comments made in an interview on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme yesterday and should resign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu last night insisted it had no confidence in the ability of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) chief exe(...)

Luas Strike Commuters take to the tracks and walk along the Luas line at Ranelagh. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Talks resumed on Friday morning between Luas operator Transdev and Siptu, which represents the drivers. Siptu on Thursday served notice on Transdev (...)

Cadbury’s staff have voted to go on strike next week due to a dispute over outsourcing. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff at Cadbury’s in Dublin have voted to strike next week. The two unions representing workers at the factory, Siptu and Unite, have issued notice(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Belfast Lord Mayor Arder Carson (above) took part in the annual May Day rally in Belfast

Thousands of trade union activists marched through the streets of Belfast on Saturday to mark the annual May Day rally highlighting workers’ struggles(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has ruled out reversing cuts to public sector pay in “one big bang”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Low-paid workers will be the major beneficiaries from the forthcoming talks on restoring public service pay, the Minister for Public Expenditure and R(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Another senior union official will today rule out additional productivity or reforms in return for pay restoration in the public service. (...)

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann drivers who are members of Siptu and the NBRU are planning to strike over the May and June bank holidays. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of bus passengers face massive transport disruption in the coming weeks, with drivers at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann planning to strike over (...)

Public service: lower-paid health workers want their pay concerns prioritised. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lower-paid staff in the public service want their pay concerns to be prioritised following new salary proposals put forward for hospital consultants(...)

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(...)