Medical scientists supported the proposals by a margin of 82 per cent to 18 per cent. File photograph: Getty Images

Members of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) have voted by an overwhelming majority to accept the proposed new Lansdowne Road pay d(...)

The union, which represents about 1,000 staff in the health service, local authorities, education and semi-State sectors, said its members backed the deal by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent.

Members of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) who work in the public service, have voted to accept the proposed new Lansdowne Road (...)

Jimmy Kelly of Unite says many employers see labour as “nothing more than a commodity, to be picked up and discarded as convenient”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Two out of every five workers in Ireland are reliant on insecure contracts, a conference heard today. The secretary of the Unite Ireland trade union s(...)

 Siptu president Jack O Connor. The union’s public service members have voted to support the new Lansdowne Road pay agreement. Photograph: The Irish Times

Members of the trade union Siptu who work in the public service have voted to support the new Lansdowne Road agreement on on pay for State employees. (...)

David Begg said the top 10  per cent of people were now taking 34 per cent of all. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Ireland must retain the current level of spending on welfare while also increasing wages if it is to tackle economic inequality, Dr David Begg directo(...)

David Begg, former General Secretary of ICTU & non-executive director of the central bank and CBFSAI.

Former Ictu general secretary David Begg has described the bailout Troika as an “uncaring technocracy of neoliberal zealots devoid of empathy”, althou(...)

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(...)

Ibec’s Danny McCoy: claimed the real value of the minimum wage had actually increased during the crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Business groups and the restaurants sector have strongly opposed any increase in the minimum wage of €8.65 ahead of reports that the Low Pay Commissio(...)

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Low Pay Commission is expected to recommend that the rate for the national minimum wage be increased to just over €9 per hour. The commissi(...)