Financial Services Union  said it would be ‘seeking a freeze’ on any plans to reduce employee numbers at this time. File photograph: Bloomberg

The Financial Services Union (FSU) has written to banking chiefs to press them on how they plan to staff bad-loans units amid an expected surge in arr(...)

Corporate Business, Indian, Office - Group of Customer Service Executives Attending Calls at a Busy Call Centre

Some 40 per cent of staff in Irish bank call centres and departments have said that hot-desking continues to be practised by their employers, even as (...)

Banks are redirecting staff to help larger offices and contact centres cope with the surge in queries from customers. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of frontline bank workers are being offered top-up payments for putting their shoulders to the wheel as the sector seeks to maintain service(...)

The IMF now expects 2020 growth to come in below last year’s rate. Photograph: Getty

The International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, has said the organisation it is preparing to cut its global growth forecast(...)

Ibec chief Danny McCoy said: “All available options including remote working, flexible working, parental and carers leave, as well as other forms of leave should be reviewed. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Low paid workers and those in the “gig” economy who are affected by the corona virus will be particularly hit hard by the “anaemic” system of social p(...)

 Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh   at the bank’s agm in the RDS last year. Photograph: Laura Hutton

More than 90 per cent of Bank of Ireland’s 10,400-strong workforce are set to benefit from an average 2.95 per cent pay increase that has been agreed (...)

 Jeremy Masding, group chief executive  of  Permanent TSB where job cuts are expected to be announed next year. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding, who announced on Thursday he plans to quit at some stage next year after eight years at the helm, has so(...)

One-quarter of workers in the financial sector feel they are expected to answer calls and emails outside of work hours, according to a survey. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

One-quarter of workers in the financial sector feel they are expected to answer calls and emails outside of work hours, according to a new University (...)

“The ‘always on’ culture exists in many workplaces, and there are very few protections against it.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Government will publish a report in coming months on issues around flexible working, including the impact on the welfare of employees caused by ex(...)

‘Employees can’t be innovative if they are so overworked that they don’t have time to think.’ Photograph: iStock

One of the depressing realities of returning to work after a well-earned break is an overflowing inbox. In a split second the relaxed holiday feeling (...)

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