Iarnród Éireann described the savings required on its payroll costs as “critical” and said that if the engagement with trade unions next week failed to achieve progress, it would then move to implement the Labour Court recommendation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Iarnród Éireann has warned staff that it will unilaterally introduce a controversial cost-saving plan including pay cuts if there is no agreement on c(...)

Disposable income has fallen by almost €3,000 since the onset of the recession, while the levels of those at risk of poverty, in consistent poverty(...)

Grangemouth oil refinery in east Scotland, which is threatened with closure with the loss of 800 jobs.  Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons is an overly bright, wood-panelled room, with a small bar counter at one end. Its best attribute is the ter(...)

The EBS Building Society company headquarters in Dublin.  A threatened strike  over the payment of a bonus for staff has been averted following talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The threat of strike action at EBS, a subsidiary of AIB, over the payment of a bonus for staff has been averted following talks at the Labour Relation(...)

Staff at EBS, the subsidiary of the AIB group , are planning a one-day stoppage later this month if there is no progress by early next week on dealing with a row over a bonus payment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Staff at EBS, the subsidiary of the AIB group , are planning a one-day stoppage later this month if there is no progress by early next week on dealing(...)

Unite’s regional secretary Jimmy Kelly said the union’s view of the Haddington Road Agreement remains ‘unchanged’: Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff in the public service represented by the Unite trade union have voted to accept the new Haddington Road agreement following a second ballot.The (...)

Len McCluskey (left), general secretary of Unite, talks to members of the media at an NHS 65th birthday party in Golden Hill Park, Urmston, Manchester. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Earlier this month a storm broke in the British Labour Party about its link with trade unions. It was caused by a row between the party and trade unio(...)

Kieran Mulvey: said Friday was the deadline for the end of the current
 Labour Relations Commission
 LRC process. Photograph: Eric Luke

The two associations representing rank-and-file gardaí, and sergeants and inspectors are to recommend to members that they sho(...)

Officially at least, the fate of the proposed new Croke Park agreement will be known within the next few days when the large public service uni(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation, which represents doctors, has warned it may take industrial action over the proposed extension to the Croke Park agreement. Photograph: Reuters.

MARTIN WALL, Industry Correspondent, in Killarney The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that industrial action by doctors was a(...)