The negotiations could cover areas such as pay, economic and taxation policy and issues such as housing and childcare. Photograph: iStock

The possibility of an overarching agreement between unions, employers and the Government covering pay, economic and taxation policy and issues such as(...)

  Fórsa national secretary Ashley Connolly said as things stand victims end up having to take unpaid leave or use up annual leave   to attend appointments. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

A call for statutory paid leave for victims of domestic violence has been unanimously supported by delegates at the biennial conference of the country(...)

Poorer services in Ireland can reflect lower spending or less efficiency – Ictu’s case is that the State needs to spend more. Photograph: iStock

How much tax people pay on their incomes in the Republic versus what they pay elsewhere has long been the subject of debate. But there is another vita(...)

The Oireachtas enterprise committee is considering a draft version of the Right to Request Remote Work Bill 2022 which was published by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in January. Photograph: iStock

Successful periods of working from homes by employees during the pandemic should be taken into account when staff request the right to operate remotel(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said on numerous occasions that ‘We have a “listening ear” on the draft legislation and are open to changes to it.’ Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Employers could have fewer grounds to refuse requests for remote working under changes being considered for a draft law being developed by the Governm(...)

A meeting with officers of the ICTU public services committee was organised after Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath asked officials to engage with the group following the unions’ decision to trigger a review clause in the current pay agreement.  Photograph: iStock

Unions met with senior officials from the Department of Public Expenditure on Wednesday for exploratory talks on public service pay rises. The meetin(...)

A Galway-based nurse told delegates that staff have no disposable income for emergencies or unexpected expenses. Photograph: Reuters

Nurses are not immune to food poverty, with some currently seeking assistance from food banks, the annual conference of the Irish Nurses and Midwives (...)

The GRA said the Building Momentum deal includes a provision to activate a review if the agreement is impacted by ‘unexpected change’. Photograph: iStock

The Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents some 11,500 frontline members, has called for an urgent review of the national pay deal i(...)

Marian Deasy, mother of Lorcan Deasy who died in a work-related incident on a construction site in Co. Mayo in 2018, pauses in reflection at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin, during a commemorative event to mark Workers’ Memorial Day. Picture: Julien Behal Photography

As Marian Deasy placed a flower in the pond of Dublin city’s Garden of Remembrance two violinists played The Parting Glass, the same song that played (...)

In November 2020, Leo Varadkar told the Dáil he had sent a copy of the contract to the then NAGP president, Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail, between April 11th and April 16th 2019, on a confidential basis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The GP contract leak controversy came against a background of a government wanting to extend family doctor services; bitter rivalry between medical o(...)

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