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According to the new scales a craftsperson will be paid at least €20.52 per hour from next February, increasing to €21.09 an hour from February 1st, 2023. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

New minimum pay rates for more than 50,000 construction workers will come into force from February 1st, under plans announced on Monday. Under the (...)

Spokesman for builder’s union BATU says meeting will  go ahead as planned ‘at lunch hour’ when, he said, members will be ‘on their lunch break’. Photograph: iStock

The national bricklayers branch of the builders’ union, Building and Allied Trades Union (BATU), says it will press ahead with its agm at lunchtime o(...)

Sources in the construction industry said a strike by workers in the mechanical and engineering sector could have had a major impact on larger building projects across the country.

A threatened strike involving key workers in the construction sector has been averted following a decision by employers to pay a 2.7 per cent pay rise(...)

It is understood the Construction Industry Federation  asked  Leo  Varadkar   “to use his office to defer the (pay) increase due in the current circumstances”

The unions Connect and Unite have served notice of industrial action on employers in the mechanical construction sector specialising in areas such as (...)

The construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph:   The Irish Times.

Construction workers picketed the new National Children’s Hospital on Friday as part of a protest over alleged “bogus work practices” happening on the(...)