Tom Geraghty, PSEU general secretary, said a formal announcement about the creation of the new union would be made on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Early results from ballots on a merger between three trade unions suggest the proposal will be accepted. Members in Impact, the Public Service Execu(...)

Minister of State John Halligan has said he asked a man who applied to be his private secretary if he had children during the interview process.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Minister of State John Halligan has said he asked a man who applied to be his private secretary if he had children during the interview process. The (...)

Minister of State John Halligan asked a female official if she was married during a job interview. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State John Halligan should admit that questioning a woman about her marital and family status during a job interview was wrong but his act(...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said his members remain angry over imposition of unpaid additional hours which were not addressed in the new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nurses, doctors, lower-paid civil servants and university teachers have backed the proposed new public service pay deal. Members of the Irish Nurses (...)

Teachers and lecturers have voted to back industrial action in opposition to the current two-tier pay structure in schools. Picture Nick Bradshaw

Teachers and lecturers have voted decisively to reject the new public service agreement and to back industrial action in opposition to the current two(...)

The Department of Health will move from Hawkins House in central Dublin to new offices in Baggot Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Health is set to move within months from Hawkins House in central Dublin to new offices in Baggot Street, despite the misgivings of (...)

Tom  Geraghty of the Public Service Executive Union suggested the odds on a deal being reached were lengthening.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Unions believe that talks on a new public service pay agreement will probably end next Wednesday. However there is still considerable disagreement be(...)

Revenue: Half of the organisation’s staff are aged 50 or more and one-third (2,225) are 55 or more.

Nearly half of all Revenue staff are expected to retire over the course of the next decade, new figures show. Over 6,345 people currently work for th(...)

Public sector unions are likely to argue that the Government report does not take account of the 2009 pension levy. Photograph: iStock

Last week one of the main public-service union leaders warned his members that the Government was likely to bring up the issue of pensions in the fort(...)

Prior to the economic crash, public service staff were entitled to six months’ sick leave on full pay, followed by six months on half pay. In 2014 that was reduced to three months on full pay followed by three months on half pay. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Civil servants are seeking for the Government to reverse curbs on sick leave entitlements which were introduced several years ago. Delegates at the a(...)

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