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(...)

Brendan Lawless, president of the PSEU, addressing the conference in Killarney yesterday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Public service unions are set to seek pay increases for members next year if public finances continue to improve. The union representing (...)

Tom Geraghty, general secretary of the Public Service Executive Union, who today outlined the impact of austerity measures since 2009. Photograph: The  Irish Times

Mid-ranking civil servants have demanded the Government give priority to restoring their pay and conditions of employment before introducing an(...)

The award for personnel who had to travel abroad for seven or more days during the presidency comes on foot of a decision by the Civil Service Adjudicator.

Almost 60 mid-ranking staff in the Civil Service are to receive a special payment of €1,350 for duties carried out abroad during Ireland’s EU presi(...)

The next operator will be Premier Lotteries Ireland, comprising British operator Camelot and An Post when the consortium takes over the franchise in 2014

National Lottery staff are seeking the right to return to An Post as part of the transfer arrangements for the new lottery licence.Most of 103 staff a(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives general secretary Liam Doran  arriving at the Labour Relations Commission for talks between management and unions in the health service on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over the last few days new life has been breathed back into the proposed Croke Park II agreement which many believed to have been dead. A(...)