Last week, Mandate said 67 per cent of its members at Dunnes Stores voted in favour of industrial action. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 5,000 staff at Dunnes Stores who are members of the Mandate trade union are to stage a one-day strike on Thursday, April 2nd next.The planned st(...)

Ged Nash: he has declared that 2015 is the year of the pay rise across the economy

Before the Government’s new Low Pay Commission even held its first meeting this week, the battle lines were drawn between unions and employers on what(...)

Retailer Dunnes Stores has said it has a constitutional right not to engage directly with trade unions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Retailer Dunnes Stores has said it has a constitutional right not to engage directly with trade unions. It has accused the trade union Mandate of seek(...)

The action, supported by the employees’ trade union Mandate, is being heard  at the High Court.  Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A legal action by 10 employees of B&Q Ireland over the removal of bonuses and allowances could have major implications for many workers. The acti(...)

Kieran Mulvey said that with economic recovery workers would seek to recover their position, particularly in circumstances where they had a profitable employer

Stifled demands for wage rises will pose a significant challenge to economic recovery, the head of the Labour Relations Commission has said.Kieran Mul(...)

Mary Manning, Liz Deasy and Karen Gearon, three of the Dunnes Stores workers who went on strike for almost three years over the importing of goods from apartheid South Africa, at Dublin Airport on Sunday before their departure to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Photograph: Eric Luke

South African union federation Cosatu has invited the former Dunnes Stores strikers to address an international press conference on Nelson Mandela to (...)

 Marks & Spencer workers outside the store at the Frescati Centre,  Blackrock, Co Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Marks and Spencer’s flagship store on Grafton Street in Dublin is among the majority of the retailer’s stores across the country closed for business t(...)