National Bus and Rail Union drivers “have an expectation that they will be balloted” on industrial action

Train users are facing an autumn of misery following a warning from unions that drivers are to be balloted on industrial action. According to the Nat(...)

Minister for the Environment  Alan Kelly speaking to the media with John Tierney and Elizabeth Arnett of Irish Water. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Since before Irish Water was an apple in Phil Hogan’s eye, it has struggled to keep itself out of hot water and barely a week has passed since the beg(...)

Workplace bullying in post-primary schools  can come from any direction – superiors, peers or subordinates. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Adults feel too weak and ashamed to admit they’re being bullied because they think an adult should be able to cope with it,” says Dr Genevieve Mur(...)

Anti water charge protest. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

It will take at least another year before Irish Water can get a true sense of how many households will pay water charges, according to the chief execu(...)

Irish Water managing director John Tierney: all the parties in the Labour Relatiions Commission talks will reconvene in the coming days. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) between union officials and senior Irish Water management over unpaid staff bonuses have been adjourne(...)

IBOA general secretary Larry Broderick: “We believe it is time for an increase in remuneration after a pay freeze lasting over six years – especially since this has been a period of major restructuring within AIB involving a substantial reorganisation of the business and significant job losses.” Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Staff at AIB are seeking a pay increase of about 3 per cent. It is understood the finance union IBOA is looking for a deal that will give AIB staff pa(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said that it has no formal role in the investigation of complaints about long waits on hospital trolleys. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said that it has no formal role in the investigation of complaints about long hospital trolle(...)

Lansdowne House in  Ballsbridge, Dublin, where a new public sector pay deal was agreed. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government concluded a series of side deals with trade unions as part of the process that led to the proposed new Lansdowne Road agreement on publ(...)

Staff on low incomes who cannot benefit fully from the pension levy changes will receive special salary increases to bring them up to the €1,000 level. Photograph: Getty Images

The new public service pay restoration deal, which will see most public service staff receive €2,000 on a phased basis, will cost the State €566 milli(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Publin Expenditure and Reform, speaking to the media outside  Lansdown House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In return for the increased earnings set out in the new Lansdowne Road agreement, unions will have to sign up to delivering greater productivity. T(...)