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September 1968: Dubliner Joan O’Connell, addresses  Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool  on a motion on equal pay for equal work, which she described as “undoubtedly the oldest wage claim of the trade union movement”.

In September 1968 Joan O’Connell, a Dublin trade unionist, made an impassioned speech at Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool. She was speakin(...)

Workers will in future have a legal right to receive   tips and gratuities paid electronically by customers. Photograph: iStock

Workers will in future have a legal right to receive “on a fair, transparent and equitable basis” tips and gratuities paid electronically by customers(...)

A spokeswoman for Tesco Ireland said: “Whenever we make changes in our business, colleagues are always the first to know”

Trade union Mandate has written to Tesco Ireland seeking a meeting with the grocer after it confirmed plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs in the UK. Manda(...)

Tom Johnson was the leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1927 and the leader of the opposition in the absence of anti-Treaty politicians between 1922 and 1927

The Democratic Programme, one of four seminal documents adopted by the first Dáil, set out the vision for a new Republic upon which the War of Indepen(...)

People taking part in a  protest organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Figures showing that almost 10,000 people were homeless across the State at the end of February are a “shame and a blight on our society”, a housing r(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond made the comments on the ‘Andrew Marr Show’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Reuters

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has declared “there are no unemployed people” while discussing how Britain can deal with the threat to j(...)

ASTI delegates at their meeting in Citywest Hotel in June. More than 1,200 members of the ASTI are estimated to have left the union between January and June. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An investigation is under way into claims by the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) that the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) recruited(...)

Attracta Uí Bhroin, the Irish Environmental Network with Patrick Kent, president ICSA at the press briefing at Buswells Hotel. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called for a proposed EU-Canada trade deal to be stopped amid fears it could damage the Sta(...)

Crane operators to strike in an attempt to secure pay increases. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Many of the construction cranes currently dotting skylines across the State could be left unmanned on Thursday as Unite trade union operators strike i(...)

 Supporters stand in a river bed  to listen to Labour Jeremy Corbyn at an election rally  in Hebden Bridge on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday claim that the Conservatives are still the “nasty party”, despite Theresa May’s promise to improve workers’ rights if sh(...)

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