Trade unions Siptu and Unite have been in dispute as to which should represent crane operators. Photograph: The Irish Times

The trade unions Siptu and Unite have reached an agreement on a long-running dispute over who should represent crane operators in the construction sec(...)

Dublin airport’s Terminal 2 building. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has raised the possibility of a third terminal being built at Dublin airport. Mr Ross said a forthcoming report on(...)

RTÉ’s transmission mast at its Montrose campus. Bogus self-employment is not limited to the broadcaster, unions say. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The finding in an independent review by law firm Eversheds Sutherland that 106 contractors for RTÉ had “attributes akin to employment” has confirmed w(...)

People are living longer than previous generations –  with rising retirement ages we need our pensions to work for us for longer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pensions can be difficult to understand. But it boils down to a couple of key points: – the longer you live, the more retirement costs, and; – someo(...)

Pension reform is a thorny and complex issue, as criticism of the Government’s plans to iron out the anomalies in the State system and bring it up to (...)

David Begg insisted however that he was ‘not an absolutist in this matter’. File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin has challenged former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg who said he “cannot in con(...)

After the motions were put forward a number of speakers objected to them, with one delegate saying trade unions should not be involved in such “an emotive issue”.

Members of the country’s second largest trade union clashed on Friday over whether to advocate a position on the abortion referendum. There was sharp(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys:  said the permits regime was focused on critical skill gaps at the higher end of the labour market. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Trade unions have sought a delay in the implementation of a Government initiative to grant hundreds of work permits to overwseas workers due to concer(...)

A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

ASTI members  picketing Rosmini Community College during a recent industrial dispute.  The union  lost about 2,000 members during a recent dispute. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) may end up paying hundreds of thousands of euro to a rival union following allegations it “poached” more than 1,0(...)

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