Sources in the construction industry said a strike by workers in the mechanical and engineering sector could have had a major impact on larger building projects across the country.

A threatened strike involving key workers in the construction sector has been averted following a decision by employers to pay a 2.7 per cent pay rise(...)

It is understood the Construction Industry Federation  asked  Leo  Varadkar   “to use his office to defer the (pay) increase due in the current circumstances”

The unions Connect and Unite have served notice of industrial action on employers in the mechanical construction sector specialising in areas such as (...)

Debenhams staff and supporters protesting  outside Debenhams store on Henry Street, Dublin, before marching to the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last March it was abruptly announced by Debenhams Ireland that it would go into liquidation with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs. The company initia(...)

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 (...)

Nora Labo of the Cork Operative Butchers’ Society addresses the committee on Thursday. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

A great number of Romanian workers for years were cheated out of their social security rights in Ireland by the employment agency who was hiring them (...)

Carroll’s Cuisine meat plant in Tullamore, Co Offaly, has had a number of positive Covid-19 tests. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) should conduct random and unannounced inspections of all meat processing facilities and they should use their ex(...)

Laura Bambrick of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: Union is seeking a change in the law to give every worker the legal right to request flexible working.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government needs to review employment legislation to ensure that workers who are engaged in remote working or working from home receive adequate p(...)

Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley had 140 workers were out sick and 120 had tested positive in April. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Migrant meat plant workers have been “frightened and angry” over the lack of safety measures to protect against Covid-19 in their workplaces, accordin(...)

Sunday was the fifth day of no reported daily deaths in Ireland since the wave of infections peaked in mid-April. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Department of Health reported no additional deaths from coronavirus and 18 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday. This is the fifth day of no(...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions in a letter to Minister for Enterprise and Employment Leo Varadkar said the Government should appeal the ruling of the High Court. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The recent High Court ruling striking down parts of industrial relations legislation may have “grave implications” for the pay, terms and conditions o(...)

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