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In 2017 the French government introduced an employment law which obliges organisations to guarantee their employees a right to disconnect from technology when they leave the workplace

The Government is to consider the introduction of legislation which would ensure workers have the right to switch off and no longer feel the obligatio(...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland this week succeeded in getting in the High Court to stay part of a sectoral employment order for their industry. Photograph: iStock

Electricians could potentially spark a constitutional crisis of sorts in the building industry with their challenge to the latest sectoral employment (...)

National Electrical Contractors Ireland members must  increase electricians’ pay to between €23.49 and €24.34 an hour, depending on service, from about €18 to €21 an hour. Photograph: iStock

A Government order setting minimum pay for electrical contractors could close businesses and cost jobs, the High Court heard this week. Following a L(...)

The court’s recommendations follow nine days of hearings on an impasse that affects almost 10,000 support staff including healthcare assistants, laboratory aides, technicians and porters. File photograph: Getty

Thousands of health support staff should be given pay increases from next month, the Labour Court has recommended in a move that could prevent further(...)

An Post’s    existing package offers staff six weeks’ pay for every year of service, up to a total of two years’ pay, if they choose redundancy. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An Post is offering workers opting for voluntary redundancy when a mail centre closes next year up to €10,000 extra on top of existing severance terms(...)

An overtime ban by psychiatric nurses , which would have led to significant disruption to mental health services, has been suspended. The Psychiatric(...)

The cost of the nurses’ deal, which has now escalated to close to €50m this year, was to have been offset by new savings and productivity measures. Photograph: Getty Images

Nurses are expected to begin receiving additional payments from August as part of a deal reached to resolve their strike earlier this year. The paymen(...)

A Labour Court process aimed at resolving a dispute involving up to 10,000 health support staff will resume. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Labour Court process aimed at resolving a dispute involving up to 10,000 health support staff working in hospitals throughout the State will resume (...)

Avara broke even between 2016 and 2018, but since then has been loss-making, counsel says.

The High Court has made orders winding up a Co Clare-based pharmaceutical company employing more than 110 people. Avara Shannon Pharmaceutical Servi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said a sustained overtime ban would have an adverse impact on services for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson

The overtime ban by psychiatric nurses is already having an impact on patients with the curtailment of some community mental health services. Howeve(...)

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