Kevin Mulvey chief executive of the LRC, is expected to get more time to talk to unions

The Cabinet is expected to grant a request by Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey for more time to liaise w(...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg:  congress could not maintain its distance if the LRC’s attempt to find an agreed settlement failed

The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) is expected to seek more time from the Government in its attempt to determine whe(...)

Hundreds turned out to participate in the Dublin May Day march last night echoing the persistent theme of a reversal in European austerity poli(...)

Speaking in advance of the annual conference of the Civil Public and Services Union,  Eoin Ronayne said if there had been a small majority on the public service committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in favour of the deal, there would have been real pressure on the No unions to walk away from Congress.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The trade union movement came very close to a split over the Croke Park II, the general secretary of the union representing lower-paid civil se(...)

Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin repeatedly asked Mr Gilmore to clarify whether legislation would be imposed. He said public sector workers had rejected the deal because it was “bad for them, their families and bad for public services”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has declined to say whether the Government will introduce legislation to impose pay cuts in the wake of the rejection by(...)

Siptu ballots.

It is ironic that the decision by ordinary members of various public services unions to go against the advice of many of their leaders and to r(...)

Picking up the pieces

Rejection of the terms of Croke Park II by a majority of public service workers has placed the Government and the Irish Congress of Trade Union(...)

Bernard Harbour: “Impact will take the view that if there are changes they cannot be at the cost of Impact members.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Trade unions have again warned of industrial action if the Government moves unilaterally to cut the pay of public service staff following rejec(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted that the Government must meet its targeted public service payroll savings following the rejection of the Croke Park II deal. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has said it will resist any move by the Government to impose unilaterally pay cuts across the public (...)

Siptu president Jack O Connor speaks at Liberty Hall yesterday after members voted against the proposed new Croke Park deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of the country’s largest union, Siptu, has warned of a major mutually destructive confrontation if the Government mov(...)

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