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(...)

‘We say we want to avoid the old boom/bust cycle, but we don’t always behave that way. Patricia King (above), the new general secretary of the ICTU says every employee deserves a pay rise. Business lobbies are calling for lower tax. There are demands for more public spending and investment from a range of lobbies. We simply can’t afford it all. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is hard to imagine a more favourable scenario for economic growth. Interest rates are at rock bottom. The euro has collapsed on international marke(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said he will invite public service unions to talks after the Government receives exchequer figures for the first quarter.

There is no certainty that a deal can be reached between the Government and trade unions on pay restoration for public service staff, a senior officia(...)

David Begg who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

David Begg, who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been a true champion for workers, Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

Dr Donal de Buitléir: chair of the new Low Pay Commission which will advise the Government on the rate of the national minimum wage. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former banker and HSE Board member Dr Donal de Buitléir has been made chair of the Government’s new Low Pay Commission. The commission will advise the(...)

Patricia King and outgoing General Secretary David Begg in Dublin. King was a lead negotiator in the talks with the Government that led to both the Croke Park and the Haddington Road agreements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Patricia King takes the helm of the Irish trade union movement at a time when it is emerging from one of the most difficult periods in its 121 -year h(...)

Patricia King  has been appointed as the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: The Irish Times/Frank Miller

Siptu vice president Patricia King is to be the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), the umbrella body for the trade un(...)