Four ESB employees, who began working with the company on varying dates since 1978, brought the actions last October alleging the ESB has wrongfully insisted the pension scheme is now a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, meaning what a person receives on retirement is no longer guaranteed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A legal challenge by four ESB workers alleging the company had deliberatly failed to address a €1.7 billion deficit in the company’s pension scheme ha(...)

The ESB group of unions claims the company is refusing to recognise the pension pot’s shortfall

The ESB’s unions are threatening to strike and are refusing to co-operate with further cost-cutting measures at the State-owned energy group as the ro(...)