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Fórsa assistant general secretary Ashley Connolly says that, if left unchecked, the development of app-controlled piecework will be bad for the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Technological advances run the risk of turning employment in some areas into “high-tech sweatshops”, the trade union Fórsa has warned. The largest t(...)

An automated robot arm being used in a factory. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

Automation or technological advancements must not undermine jobs or public services, the trade union Fórsa has warned. It also said that citizens di(...)

Forsa indicated it would seek talks on reducing working hours for State employees to pre-crisis levels as part of a mid-term review of the existing public service pact with the Government. File photograph: Getty

The Government will face claims for special pay rises of 6 per cent from staff in the public service as compensation if it does not roll back addition(...)

Senior general secretary designate of Fórsa Kevin Callinan said “advances in new technologies and work organisation could defray much of the cost of reduced working time in the public service and elsewhere”. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The country’s largest public service union is to seek talks on reducing the working hours for State employees back to pre-crisis levels as part of a m(...)

Stobart flies Aer Lingus Regional services between the Republic and provincial British airports. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cabin crew have dropped a strike threat at Stobart Air that could potentially have grounded Aer Lingus Regional flights, after the airline agreed to t(...)

Schools may have to close facilities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretakers. Photograph: iStock

Schools may be forced to stop providing access to their facilities by local communities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretake(...)

 ‘Any public servant covered by the legislation who has not already reached their compulsory retirement age will have a new compulsory retirement age of 70.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Legislation that will allow public servants stay at work up to the age of 70 if they choose to, has been signed into law by President Michael D Higgin(...)

The apology came on foot of a meeting between unions and senior management on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has apologised to workers for a claim that some employees were stealing from passengers, according to trad(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Nurses have accused the Government of exaggerating the cost of meeting their claim for an across-the-board pay rise of up to 12 per cent. The Irish N(...)

The INMO said its executive council had recommended that members vote in favour of strike action. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Nurses are making unsustainable wage demands which would compromise public pay and budgetary policy, the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure h(...)

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