In many sectors falling union membership, advances in technology or competition have reduced workers’ leverage. Photograph: Getty Images

The Lansdowne Road pay deal, which was supposed to have settled public service pay policy until mid-2018, only came into effect in January. It is alre(...)

Public disillusionment with existing power structures was reflected in the outcome of the general election when Independent TDs and smaller groups mad(...)

 The issue of pay in the State-owned CIÉ group was always going to arise this year as a period of austerity at Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann came to an end. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The new pay claim by staff at Iarnród Éireann is the first direct indication that the proposed deal to settle the recent Luas dispute is already spill(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union has submitted a pay claim for staff at Iarnród Éireann of up to 25 per cent.

Staff at Iarnród Éireann are demanding pay increases of up to 25 per cent following the recent Luas pay deal. In a letter to management at the compa(...)

Striking Luas drivers at the Sandyford depot. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

With economic recovery there was always likely to be a surge in expectations among workers anxious to regain what they lost in the crash. This was l(...)

Staff working on the Luas  in Dublin are to stage two 48-hour work stoppages next month as part of a campaign for pay increases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is facing about half a dozen strikes or potential industrial disputes in key areas such as education, transport and health in the run-u(...)

NBRU general secretary Dermot O’Leary: warned CIÉ group against unilateral move on pensions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Further industrial action in the country’s public transport services could be on the cards in the weeks ahead as part of a row over pensions. T(...)

A further three-hour rail stoppage is planned for  Friday, November 6th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish Rail drivers will have to drive more, and some jobs may be lost to achieve a desired pay rise and reduced working week, according to a briefing (...)

Iarnród Éireann envisaged reforms which would generate efficiency savings of about €3m over three years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Indications by Iarnród Éireann that it would seek to recoup the cost of Friday’s strike by train drivers from any future settlement proposals could ma(...)

New talks aimed at averting planned industrial action on the country’s railways are to take place on Monday.

New talks aimed at averting planned industrial action on the country’s railways are to take place on Monday. The Workplace Relations Commission on Fr(...)