Entrance to St James’s Hospital, Dublin. File photograph: Google Street View

Staff at St James’s Hospital in Dublin who are members of Siptu have voted overwhelming in favour of industrial action over plans by management to int(...)

The strike will close both Luas lines today and tomorrow, affecting 90,000 commuters. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is facing a worsening industrial relations climate as the general election approaches, with strike action on the Luas light-rail system(...)

Steve Fitzpatrick, general secretary of the CWU, said members working in the 999 call service “have taken this decision [to strike] reluctantly but in the knowledge that they have exhausted every other avenue available to them”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff operating one of the State’s three 999 emergency call answering centres are to stage a 12-hour strike on the day before the general election. T(...)

Tasks previously carried out by doctors which will be taken over by nurses are first dose medication, IV cannulation, phlebotomy and delegated discharge. File photograph: Getty Images

Nurses are expected to receive a pay boost of about €20 per week as part of a new deal which will see them taking over some roles traditionally carrie(...)

Luas driver and Siptu shop steward Richard McCarthy says salary scales up to about €42,000 after nine years do not reflect the responsibility of the job. Photograph: Eric Luke

Luas drivers believe that historically they have been grossly underpaid for the role they perform in stressful and demanding environments. Driver and(...)

Conduit Global said the trade union was seeking to disrupt the emergency call service as part of a ‘self-serving’ move to gain bargaining recognition. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Staff operating the 999 emergency call answering service are considering a 12 hour work stoppage in a dispute over pay and trade union recognition. T(...)

The dispute at Luas centres on demands by staff for improved termsand conditions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A two-day strike which will lead to the cancellation of all Luas services in Dublin on Thursday and Friday now seems set to go ahead. At this stage i(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien said 358 additional HSE staff were recruited in December 2015 alone. File photograph: Getty Images

New restrictions on the scale of recruitment of staff in the health service are to be introduced under a confidential policy adopted by the HSE. An i(...)

Brendan Howlin: he said Government departments and agencies would receive greater autonomy to manage their staffing as part of public service reforms

Following the economic crash the Government at central level introduced very firm controls over the numbers employed in the public service. The Depar(...)

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland  has said it is deeply concerned over what it termed the precarious employment status and income poverty of new and recent entrants to the teaching profession. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Teachers in about 350 secondary schools are planning to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, February 24th, two days before the general election. The(...)