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INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said student nurses are taken for granted. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Student nurses and midwives are being exploited during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has claimed. It said on Frid(...)

The Labour Court recommendation which ended the dispute in early 2019 provided for the establishment of a new enhanced grade with higher pay scales to which staff nurses could move under various criteria. Photograph: iStock

Nurses in more senior grades are pressing for higher pay to restore the difference between their salaries and those in lower level posts that existed (...)

The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services over pay restoration. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and soci(...)

Bus Éireann bus on Dublin to Cork route arrives in Cashel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

Bus Éireann has said that its Expressway service from Dublin to Belfast will be suspended indefinitely from November. The route was among a number wh(...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King said it had been agreed that  management would undertake to progress matters on pay. File photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Industry Correspondent Staff in State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services are to ballot for industrial action over(...)

Staff in Section 39 organisations are seeking the restoration of pay which was cut following the economic crash nearly a decade ago.

Trade unions have warned of potential further industrial action over pay restoration in State-funded organisations providing health and social service(...)

Large outbreaks of the virus in food processing plants contributed to the decision to introduce local lockdowns in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly in early August. File photograph: Dave Sleator

There has been a Covid-19 outbreak involving more than 20 cases in a meat processing plant in Co Waterford, according to trade union Siptu. Greg Enn(...)

Siptu divisional organiser Greg Ennis said progress had been made on other elements. Photograph: Alan Betson

Representatives of employers in the meat-processing sector are refusing to engage on an industry-wide agreement on sick pay and pensions for staff, Si(...)

Carroll’s Cuisine meat plant in Tullamore, Co Offaly, has had a number of positive Covid-19 tests. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) should conduct random and unannounced inspections of all meat processing facilities and they should use their ex(...)

Bus drivers have claimed that Covid-19 restrictions have left them without toilet facilities on their routes. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Bus drivers have claimed that Covid-19 restrictions have left them without toilet facilities on their routes. They said that having to return to depo(...)

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