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(...)

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(...)

Staff operating the 999 emergency call service have been told they must report to management before and after taking toilet breaks, a trade union has claimed. File photograph: Getty Images

Staff operating the 999 emergency call service have been told they must take no longer than seven minutes for toilet breaks, their trade union has cla(...)

Last January, medical device company Medtronic  became the largest company based in Ireland when it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

The medical device company Medtronic-Covidien is to shed 150 jobs at its contact centre in Dublin, according to the Communications Workers Union (CWU)(...)

Communications Workers’ Union general secretary Steve Fitzpatrick said workers had delivered a “strong vote” in support of the An Post settlement proposals.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Workers at the centre of a dispute at An Post which recently led to a suspension of postal services have voted to back settlement proposals. Workers(...)

A blocked An Post postbox in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New proposals have been put forward aimed at securing a resolution to the dispute which earlier this month led to the suspension of postal services. T(...)

An out-of-service post box in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Talks between representatives of An Post sub-contractor IO Systems and the Communications Workers’ Union, in their attempt to resolve the dispute that(...)

Talks are due to begin on Tuesday between a union representing staff who maintain automated sorting equipment for An Post and the contractor, followin(...)

An Post office in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Post is understood to be considering issuing protective notice to some of its staff if a strike involving a contractor continues. The disput(...)