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Kevin Callinan, general secretary of Fórsa, said the Government must change industrial relations legislation ‘to ensure not just the right to organise but the right to bargain effectively’.

The head of the country’s largest public service trade union has called for the re-establishment of social dialogue which would bring together the Gov(...)

Director of Galway company ICE, Margaret Cox and chief executive of New Zealand firm Perpetual Guardian, Andrew Barnes, who have both successfully implemented a four-day week in their organisations. Photograph: Conor Healy/Picture It Photography

Employers should begin to consider switching to a four-day working week for their staff, a new trade union-led campaign has said. Fórsa trade union (...)

Ryanair confirmed that about 900 “current staff could be impacted” by layoffs. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fears are growing that some of Ryanair’s Irish-based pilots and cabin crew could lose their jobs as the airline prepares to cut up to 900 posts in com(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has warned that global economic conditions have deteriorated in recent months. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of State employees are set to press for a mid-term review of the current public-service agreement which coul(...)

Ambulance  staff  at the ambulance  facility on Davitt Road, Dublin, during their  work stoppage on Tuesday  in their dispute over trade union representation rights. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Hospitals have begun advising thousands of patients that elective admissions and planned out-patient appointments for January 30th are to be cancelled(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), with members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Strikes by nurses appear set to go ahead from the end of the month after talks broke down on Friday without resolution. Negotiations between the Iris(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Adrian Kane said at the meeting the Minister did not give any commitment to a date for holding a referendum on the ownership of water services. Photograph: PA

The Government has no chance of winning support for plans to move about 3,500 local authority staff under the control of Irish Water without a constit(...)

Ryanair pilots picketing the airline’s headquarters in Swords, Co Dublin on July 24th Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Passengers have little sympathy for striking Ryanair pilots who have “great jobs” earning up to €200,000 a year, the airline’s chief marketing officer(...)

 Ryanair has confirmed it will cancel 16 flights on Tuesday as its Irish pilots continue a series of one-day strikes. File photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

Ryanair has confirmed it will cancel 16 flights on Tuesday, as its Irish pilots continue a series of one-day strikes. Members of the Irish Airline Pi(...)

After the motions were put forward a number of speakers objected to them, with one delegate saying trade unions should not be involved in such “an emotive issue”.

Members of the country’s second largest trade union clashed on Friday over whether to advocate a position on the abortion referendum. There was sharp(...)

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