David Begg, general secretary of ICTU, warned that years of pent up pressure on incomes could lead to a wage explosion in the next few years.

There is no prospect of social partnership being revived as the economy continues its recovery, according to the leaders of employers group Ibec and (...)

David Begg, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire.Mr Begg told the executive council of Congress today that he would(...)

Ictu general secretary David Begg said there should be restrictions on water charges. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

There is no room for tax cuts next year while water charges should be restricted to households with a gross income of more than €80,000, the trade uni(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller:  seen to be feathering his own nest while workers have been let to sweat for more than three years in talks to resolve their pension issues. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It has been a difficult couple of months for Aer Lingus and its German chief executive Christoph Mueller (above). At the start of May, a row erupted o(...)

Workers at the Paris Bakery in Moore Street are staging a sit-in protest over the non-payment of wages. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Former workers at the Paris Bakery on Moore Street in Dublin will picket Leinster House tomorrow calling for changes to legislation where companies ce(...)

Angela McNeela, a crew supervisor with Aer Lingus, during the cabin crew 24-hour stoppage over rosters at Dublin Airport yesterday.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times 2:43

Aer Lingus has said it is willing to examine how rosters for cabin crew can be amended to introduce a greater work/life balance but this would have t(...)

Workers at the Paris Bakery in Dublin’s Moore Street last week during their sit-in protest, with  Paris Bakery owner Yannick Forel (centre). Photograph: Dave Meehan

A group of employees refusing to leave the Paris Bakery in Dublin in a dispute over unpaid wages say they hope the impasse can be resolved today foll(...)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) is to seek a 6 per cent across-the-board pay increase for its members.

Staff at An Post and Eircom are to seek pay rises of 6 per cent, one of the largest percentage increases to be sought in the current series of claims (...)

Johnny Ronan: close to raising  funds for return to property industry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Johnny Ronan, one of the founders of collapsed property development company Treasury Holdings, is close to raising €250 million to fund a “come(...)

File photograph shows Bob Crow, General Secretary of the Rail and National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), addressing the Trades Union Congress (TUC) annual congress of Britain’s unions in Bournemouth, southern England, last September. Britain’s Rail Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union said its leader Bob Crow, who recently led a series of strikes on London’s underground rail network, died in the early hours of this morning. Photograph: Toby Melville/Files/Reuters

The British trade union movement is in shock after the sudden death of firebrand rail union leader Bob Crow at the age of 52. The general(...)