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Talks over pay increases for Iarnród Éireann staff at the Workplace Relations Commission have ended without agreement. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Talks over pay increases for Iarnród Éireann staff at the Workplace Relations Commission have ended without agreement. A pay claim of up to 21 per c(...)

The proposed changes would impose sharp cuts on pensions which were already reduced by 40 per cent in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Trade union leaders met trustees of Independent News and Media’s defined benefit pension schemes on Friday to discuss the company’s decision to cease (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Peter Cassells, lead author of report into funding: the Cassells report found the current  system was not fit for purpose.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The presidents of the State’s main universities and institutes of technology are set to appear before an Oireachtas committee next month as part of a (...)

Siptu argued  Mr Mulvey had displayed bias against Luas workers in comments made in an interview on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme yesterday and should resign. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu last night insisted it had no confidence in the ability of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) chief exe(...)

Luas Strike Commuters take to the tracks and walk along the Luas line at Ranelagh. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Talks resumed on Friday morning between Luas operator Transdev and Siptu, which represents the drivers. Siptu on Thursday served notice on Transdev (...)

Cadbury’s staff have voted to go on strike next week due to a dispute over outsourcing. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff at Cadbury’s in Dublin have voted to strike next week. The two unions representing workers at the factory, Siptu and Unite, have issued notice(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Belfast Lord Mayor Arder Carson (above) took part in the annual May Day rally in Belfast

Thousands of trade union activists marched through the streets of Belfast on Saturday to mark the annual May Day rally highlighting workers’ struggles(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has ruled out reversing cuts to public sector pay in “one big bang”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Low-paid workers will be the major beneficiaries from the forthcoming talks on restoring public service pay, the Minister for Public Expenditure and R(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Another senior union official will today rule out additional productivity or reforms in return for pay restoration in the public service. (...)

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