We’re not just living longer. Under a new regime which is due to kick in on January 1st, we’re also expected to work longer, with the State pension ag(...)

Yesterday Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said he intended to abolish the joint labour committees that dealt with terms and conditions for staff in the hotel sector in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ibec has described the Government’s decision to revive joint labour committees, which determine terms and conditions for workers in certain sectors, (...)

  Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy questioned  whether the main focus of industry efforts should be on looking at the best way to wind down defined benefit pension schemes.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“Malign neglect” by the State is jeopardising not only the pension rights of workers but also the very survival of companies, Ibec chief executive Dan(...)