Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government ignored repeated warnings about the implications of increasing the State pension age, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has sai(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: it would be “regrettable” if teachers went ahead with the strike.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Hundreds of secondary schools as well as further education centres and institutes of technology are set to shut on Tuesday, February 4th, when thousan(...)

TUI members during a demonstration in 2016. Industrial action is likely to rear its head again this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industrial strife resumes After a couple of years of industrial peace, the prospect of disruption looms. Two-tier pay rates introduced in 2011 put “(...)

General secretary of Fórsa Kevin Callinan:  said unions believed if there was a sectoral bargaining process created for the first four months of 2020, it would allow issues to be aired. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Public service unions have warned there will be a “very volatile industrial relations climate” in the months ahead unless the Government agrees to a n(...)

The Low Pay Commission recommended the national minimum wage in 2020 be increased by 30c

The national minimum wage is still lagging behind the living wage, which social campaigners argue is the level of earnings required to provide an acce(...)

For those with shopping for presents, Ciara O’Brien has top tips on the best tech gifts

A pay gap between male and female graduates opens up within a year of leaving college and widens over time, according to a new study. Carl O’Brien rep(...)

An Irish Congress of Trade Unions  report estimates it would take an ordinary worker 212 years to earn the same as CRH chief executive  Albert Manifold  in 2018.

A new report drawn up by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) estimates it would take an ordinary worker 212 years to earn what the chief executi(...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann (right) on a teachers’ protest outside Greenhills College in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is facing a bill of almost €280,000 in compensation to a rival union over allegations that it had “poached” abou(...)

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade union has said.

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade un(...)

Photograph: iStock

Three-quarters of workers experiencing sexual harassment at work do not report the incident to their employer, according to a new survey from the Iris(...)

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