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Unions have pointed out that   Section 39 personnel have not seen pay restoration, unlike direct State employees.

A rolling series of strikes over pay restoration in State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services will commence in mid-(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath briefed the Cabinet  on the preliminary talks on a new public service pay accord. Photograph: Collins

Formal talks between the Government and public service trade unions on a new pay deal for more than 340,000 State employees are expected to begin late(...)

Michael D. Higgins: ‘out of such a crisis we are presented with perhaps a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do things better’. File photograph: Collins

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do things better in relation to work and living and with the wor(...)

Members of Fórsa’s school secretaries branch protesting outside the Department of Education earlier this year. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

Industry Correspondent An agreement has been reached on a pathway to regularising the pay, conditions and pensions of school secretaries and caretake(...)

Some school secretaries are  directly employed by   the Department of Education, while  most have their pay and conditions determined by school management boards, which receive grants from the State. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has agreed to “regularise” the pay, conditions and pensions of school secretaries and caretakers which are currently funded from State (...)

The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services over pay restoration. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and soci(...)

 School secretaries gathered for a rally at the Dáil in January this year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

School secretaries are set to stage three days of strikes in the coming weeks over pay. They are also planning to follow this up with an indefinite (...)

HSE chief Paul Reid said the Government should put in place “incentives” to facilitate the consolidation of some voluntary agencies  in the sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The head of the HSE has flagged “serious concern” about the deteriorating financial position of a number of organisations providing disability service(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure told public service representative bodies  that it envisaged no pay increases for State employees in 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

The country’s largest public service trade union has indicated that any new pay agreement with the Government should seek to roll back longer working (...)

Ryanair DAC chief executive Eddie Wilson says Government “mismanagement” has exacerbated damage to its operations. Photograph: Getty Images

Ryanair has threatened to pull the plug on flights from Cork and Shannon airports this winter if the Government does not lift flight restrictions. In(...)

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