Dublin Bus workers on the picket line at Donnybrook bus depot. WRC director general Oonagh Buckley said while there had been “an uptick in the levels of industrial action”, this was coming from “an extraordinarily low base”.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

People should not be frightened that the country is going back to a 1970s-style era of strikes, the new head of the Workplace Relations Commission ha(...)

Muhammed Younis, who won a Supreme Court judgment for €90,000 against his former employer in Dublin, participating in Migrant Rights Centre Ireland protest outside the Dáil last year. File  photograph: Alan Betson

Over one-quarter of employment disputes at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) have involved cases taken by foreign nationals, new figures have r(...)

Management of the Savoy in Dublin are to engage in talks with Siptu at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) amid the prospect of possible redundancies at the cinema. Image: Google Streetview.

Management of the Savoy in Dublin are to engage in talks with Siptu at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) amid the prospect of possible redundan(...)

Former head of the Workplace Relations Committee Kieran Mulvey has reached retirement. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Early in 2010, Ireland was in the depths of the economic crisis, with pay cuts for 300,000 public servants. A quarter of a century of social partnersh(...)

Dublin light rail operator Transdev is seeking to win the right to run bus services under new Government reforms. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin light rail operator Transdev, which is locked in a protracted pay dispute with Luas drivers, is seeking to win the right to run bus services un(...)

Most people are poorer because of the economic crash and the actions taken by government and private sector employers to bring their costs into line w(...)

 Delegates voting on a motion at the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) annual conference in Westport, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Garda sergeants and inspectors have said they could not consider any new pay deal under which any member of the Garda suffered a reduction in allowanc(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Radio listeners who tuned into RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking otherwise, but there is no history of bad blood b(...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

Most people don’t lodge their work-related employment claims immediately, but the clock starts ticking from the time of the incident, not when the complaint is made. Unless workers have a very good reason for a delay, six months is going to be a hard deadline in most cases

The creation of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has been called the biggest change to industrial relations and employment rights in 70(...)

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