Pay rise: the TEEU union is looking for increases of 5 per cent for members in both the public and private sectors. It is seeking to recoup concessions made on pensions and conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson
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In the run-up to Christmas last year, the chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey, forecast that pent-up pressures for incom(...)

Siptu president  Jack O Connor. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The row between the public transport unions and the National Transport Authority (NTA) over plans to privatise 10 per cent of the routes operated by t(...)

The outcome of talks today between public transport unions and the National Transport Authority means the possibility of nationwide bus strikes in the run-up to Christmas has been avoided. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fears of nationwide bus strikes were allayed today following talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC). Public transport unions and the National (...)

Conventional Dublin Bus services currently run until 11.30pm or midnight, but the company also operates late-night Nitelink services until 4am in some cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin Bus is looking at the potential of introducing all-night services in the capital. The State-owned transport company said it was examining this (...)

Head of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey has said competition between companies on the basis of labour costs in some parts of the economy was “inimical” to harmonious industrial relations.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Striking down of wage-setting mechanisms that set a floor on terms and conditions for tens of thousands of workers in particular sectors has led to an(...)

Members at Irish Life had voted overwhelmingly to accept a Labour Court recommendation which would result in “a €5 million boost to workers’ pockets”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Lower-paid staff at insurance company Irish Life are to receive pay increases of up to 7 per cent in what the trade union Unite described as a “great (...)

Last week Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he would support newly-appointed hospital consultants receiving pay parity with colleagues employed before October 2012. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Government will have to consider its options for filling hundreds of vacant consultant posts in hospitals after doctors rejected revised pay rates(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan: has told Waterford IT and IT Carlow to resume talks as a merger was necessary if they wished to be designated a technological university for the southeast. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lecturers at institutes of technology are urging the Government to rethink its insistence on college mergers before they can gain university status.Th(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Siptu said that the Minister should set out his plans to lift the burden on lower- and middle-income health workers. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Pay cuts imposed on lower- and middle-income health workers should be restored by the Minister for Health, the trade union Siptu has said. It said tod(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minister for Health says he will support newly appointed hospital consultants receiving pay parity with colleagues employed before October 2012 as(...)