Taoiseach Enda Kenny described some of the examples of the  anomalies as “quite stark”.

Government moves to increase the rate of the national minimum wage on foot of the report of the Low Pay Commission are likely to be introduced in t(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tanaiste Joan Burton and Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs at the launch of the Low Pay Commission earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times 2:09

Trade union and migrant rights activists on the Low Pay Commission have disagreed with its overall recommendation that the national minimum wage shoul(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton supports the living wage initiative which calls for a minimum wage rate of €11,45 per hour.

Tanáiste Joan Burton has said she expects the Low Pay Commission to recommend an increase in the national minimum wage when it produces its first repo(...)

Trade union representatives should stop navel gazing and internal squabbling and concentrate on assisting workers to escape the curse of inequality, the general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King (above) has said

Trade union representatives should stop navel gazing and internal squabbling and concentrate on assisting workers to escape the curse of inequality, t(...)

Employers should be restricted from being directors of companies for up to five years if they fail to meet their obligations to their employees, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions  has urged. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Employers should be restricted from being directors of companies for up to five years if they fail to meet their obligations to their employees, the I(...)

People taking part in a protest rally in Dublin on Saturday in support of a campaign for improved conditions of employment for workers at Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores workers have promised to continue their campaign for improved conditions of employment and have called on the Government to introduce pl(...)

FAI chief John Delaney was contacted the Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary Patricia King over the treatment of labourers in Qatar building the facilities for the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on the FAI to take up the cause of immigrant workers in Qatar with its general secretary, Patricia King,(...)

Government hopes to see the legislation passed  by the end of July based on  proposals    brought to Cabinet by Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Cabinet will today consider draft new industrial relations legislation including long-promised reforms to give workers greater collective bargain(...)

Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, said it was not an accident that the legislation in this area had not yet been published by the Government.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

There are “strong forces” at play who will walk over hot coals before they allow promised legislation to provide for greater collective bargaining rig(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, who along with her French counterpart François Hollande,  has been notably quiet in their public comments on the trade pact. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Commission officials travel across the Atlantic next week for talks on the European Union-United States trade deal as the ninth round of n(...)