Postman Paul Mullaney collecting post. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a collapse in the mail business and the Communications Union says a whole new postal company now needs to be built up. Photograph:  Keith Heneghan

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a collapse in the mail business at An Post and a whole new postal company now needs to be built up, the Communication(...)

BT Ireland said  while it fully respected an individual’s right to be a union member “we have our own employee representative group with whom we consult on all developments in the company”

Field engineers working for BT Ireland are to go on strike for several days next month in a dispute over collective bargaining and a planned redundanc(...)

An Post CEO David McRedmond told workers the company will be loss making again next year despite the 28 cent rise in the cost of a stamp. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Post CEO David McRedmond told workers the company will be loss making again next year despite the 28 cent rise in the cost of a stamp unless action(...)

Some employers still “cling” to a 19th century model of workplace relations that refuses to recognise union representation, according to the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) general secretary Steve Fitzpatrick. File photograph: Getty Images

Some employers still “cling” to a 19th century model of workplace relations that refuses to recognise union representation, according to the Communica(...)

CWU organiser Ruairi Creaney said the dispute was about ‘dignity and respect in the workplace’.

Operators in one of the State’s three emergency 999 call centres went on strike at 8am today for a period of 12 hours over pay and trade union recogni(...)

Steve Fitzpatrick, general secretary of the CWU, said members working in the 999 call service “have taken this decision [to strike] reluctantly but in the knowledge that they have exhausted every other avenue available to them”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff operating one of the State’s three 999 emergency call answering centres are to stage a 12-hour strike on the day before the general election. T(...)

Staff operating the 999 emergency call service have been told they must report to management before and after taking toilet breaks, a trade union has claimed. File photograph: Getty Images

Staff operating the 999 emergency call service have been told they must take no longer than seven minutes for toilet breaks, their trade union has cla(...)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) is to seek a 6 per cent across-the-board pay increase for its members.

Staff at An Post and Eircom are to seek pay rises of 6 per cent, one of the largest percentage increases to be sought in the current series of claims (...)