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Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan said any successor to the current public service pay deal would have to be realistic in the context of an extremely challenging economic and fiscal situation. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The current challenging economic and fiscal situation does not mean there cannot be pay rises for State employees over the life of any new agreement w(...)

Fórsa’s head of health Éamonn Donnelly said the HSE’s approach to the problem was ‘casual’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of health service personnel who have contracted Covid-19 is now nearly 10,000, the country’s largest public service trade union has said. (...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King said it had been agreed that  management would undertake to progress matters on pay. File photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Industry Correspondent Staff in State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services are to ballot for industrial action over(...)

Staff in Section 39 organisations are seeking the restoration of pay which was cut following the economic crash nearly a decade ago.

Trade unions have warned of potential further industrial action over pay restoration in State-funded organisations providing health and social service(...)

 The only people who could possibly be against a four-day week  are sceptical employers, workaholics and people who reckon compressing their responsibilities into a shorter time  would create more stress, not less.  Photograph: iStock

What’s not to love about the push for a four-day work week? There are no flaws in this vision. Indeed, the participants in the Four Day Week Ireland c(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath updated the Cabinet on the issue of public service pay ahead of the engagement between his officials and senior ICTU figures. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Trade unions and officials of the Department of Public Expenditure are expected to meet again later this month to discuss the potential for a new pay (...)

Siobhán Murphy who contracted Covid-19, told the  committee that she was  unprepared for the psychological impact of contracting and living with the virus.

The Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 has heard that health care staff were experiencing burn out, fatigue and post-traumatic stress as a result of dea(...)

Fórsa  said   the  Department of Education and Skills should ensure that children with special educational needs were properly supported during the coronavirus crisis.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The country’s largest public service union has instructed special needs assistants (SNAs) not to co-operate with any reassignment as part of the Gover(...)

HSE said staff who retired in the past two years may be rehired as part of the crisis management measures. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

HSE personnel with nursing, medical and social care professional qualifications who are no longer engaged in frontline duties should be identified and(...)

Gillian Byrne, CE supervisor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hundreds of community employment (CE) scheme supervisors are to hold a one-day strike on Friday over access to a pension scheme. The supervisors will(...)

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