Aer Lingus’s  second-quarter profit was the best in five years and was a 33 per cent improvement on the same period in 2013. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP

Aer Lingus is attempting to tackle the ongoing industrial relations problems, which recently grounded the airline for a day and cost it €10 million(...)

 Workers on strike at the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery buildings at Knockmitten Lane last week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Siptu has said a protestor at an ongoing picket outside a Greyhound waste facility in Dublin suffered “severe spinal injuries” when he was struck by a(...)

The latest amended cost-saving plan, which was rejected by Siptu members, emerged following direct talks between management and trade unions at Iarnród Éireann several weeks ago and was based on an earlier Labour Court recommendation.

The prospect of significant disruption to train services from next month have increased following a decision by Iarnród Éireann to introduce unilatera(...)

Gerard (Ged) Nash:  will have to pilot the Government’s plans for collective bargaining reforms through the Oireachtas. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The new “super junior” Minister Ged Nash will have responsibility for overseeing the Government’s plan for dealing with low pay as well as its moves (...)

Roadstone Wood workers accept recommendations to end strike.

Workers at CRH subsidiary, Roadstone Wood have accepted Labour Court recommendations that will end a three-week strike over bonuses at the building ma(...)

Iarnród Éireann last month unilaterally introduced pay cuts for senior management. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The largest trade union in Iarnród Éireann has rejected a new cost-saving plan for the company. The trade union Siptu said its members had voted again(...)

Greyhound workers Gordon Richardson, Donnacha O’Cinneide, Paul Stapleton, Joe Hall, Michael McNamara and James Simpson outside the company’s buildings at Clondalkin Industrial Estate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s largest trade union Siptu is considering asking all its members to boycott the Greyhound waste company.A dispute at the company was descri(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, announcing the Workplace Relations Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

After eight reports and almost a decade of discussion, a major overhaul of the State’s workplace relations bodies moved a step closer yesterday when t(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton speaking yesterday after Cabinet approval of the Workplace Relations Bill 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new industrial relations structure, under the remit of five existing State agencies merged into two, will be in place by the end of the year, follo(...)

Greyhound workers and others march from Liberty Hall to 
Dublin 
City Hall in protest at pay cuts yesterday. Photograph: Collins

Up to 500 people marched from Liberty Hall to City Hall in Dublin yesterday evening in support of workers from waste company Greyhound who are in disp(...)