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There are more than 1,200 community employment scheme supervisors who oversee about 900 State-funded services ranging from childcare to meals on wheels. File image: by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The Government is set to table new proposals to resolve a long -running dispute over access to pensions for hundreds of community employment scheme su(...)

In 2008 the Labour Court recommended that the State should put in place arrangements to give community employment scheme supervisors, who are not considered to be public service personnel, access to an occupational pension scheme. File photograph: iStock

Community employment scheme supervisors are to ballot for strike action if the Government does not table proposals by the end of next week to deal wit(...)

Dublin Bus says  the financial impact of Covid-19 “has been controlled through a combination of cost-management and the continued support of the National Transport Authority”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Unions have warned of “serious concerns” over the future of Dublin Bus services as fare revenues tumble during the pandemic. Latest figures show the (...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys: Siptu wrote her a letter saying: “The current model has served communities and jobseekers extremely well since it was established in 1995, building relationships with local employers and tailoring its operation to local circumstances.” Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A new Government tender for the expansion of local employment services could put in jeopardy about 300 jobs in existing community organisations that a(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said if established, the committee would provide an opportunity for trade union Siptu and employers’ group Ibec “to engage in negotiations . . . which could ultimately establish binding rates of pay and conditions for the sector”. Photograph: iStock

The Irish SME Association (ISME) has said it is “untenable” for the Government to proceed with establishing a joint labour committee for the early lea(...)

The union said that scores of delegates made clear they would not accept any move by the Government to force them to join Irish Water.

Local authority workers across the country, who are members of Siptu, have warned the Government they are “fully prepared to take swift and immediate (...)

The union said the dispute was over efforts to secure a job evaluation process for up to 500 support grade workers.

Staff at Bon Secours private hospitals across the country are to ballot for strike action in a dispute over access to a job evaluation scheme which co(...)

Daragh Cassidy, head of communications with switching site, described the bank’s decision as a ‘body blow’ for consumers.

The departure of Ulster Bank from the Irish market, a process that will take some years, is likely to lead to higher lending and banking costs, and ma(...)

General secretary of the INTO John Boyle. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The prospect of the proposed new public service pay agreement being ratified has received a boost after members of two of the largest unions in the St(...)

Some students have been paying for additional accommodation while on clinical placement, Siptu says. Photograph: iStock

Student radiographers are to press the Government to introduce payments for their clinical placements in hospitals during the current pandemic. The t(...)

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