Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government should be permitted to recruit more people to senior management posts in the Civil Service through open competitions, an arbitration bo(...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The economy can bear pay increases that exceed the rate of inflation and are equal to the rate of growth, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conferenc(...)

Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, said it was not an accident that the legislation in this area had not yet been published by the Government.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

There are “strong forces” at play who will walk over hot coals before they allow promised legislation to provide for greater collective bargaining rig(...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union  at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mid-ranking civil servants have ruled out providing any additional productivity in return for pay restoration in forthcoming talks with the Government(...)

The president of the Public Service Executive Union - which represents mid-ranking civil servants - has ruled out providing extra work in return for pay restoration.

Mid-ranking civil servants have ruled out providing extra work in return for pay restoration in forthcoming talks with the Government. Public Service (...)

Outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg told the Public Service Executive Union’s social protection divisional conference that Ireland needs a ‘national understanding’ on income distribution. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has called for a “national understanding” on income distribution.Outgoing general secretary David Begg said (...)

The Civil Service reform plan, launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on October 30th (above), promised to extend the  policy of open competition for all senior management positions, but there was no reference to quotas for outside appointments as was set out in the Programme for Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has abandoned plans to introduce a quota for appointments from outside of the Civil Service in a new open competition for senior manag(...)

Brendan Howlin said that while it had always been open to change, the Civil Service had not always delivered on reform initiatives. Photograph: Eric Luke

Launching the Government’s new reform plan yesterday, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin highlighted two different views of (...)

The GPO: the PSEU told the Labour Court  An Post’s proposed new online attendance recording system  should be viewed as major change. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of An Post workers at the GPO in Dublin have lost out on a bid for increased pay arising from their claim that it will take longer to clock i(...)

Tens of thousands of people, working in both the public and private sector, have not been paid their wages today.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Tens of thousands of public and private sector employees who were not paid their salaries and wages yesterday have been promised the payments would re(...)