The Oireachtas enterprise committee is considering a draft version of the Right to Request Remote Work Bill 2022 which was published by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in January. Photograph: iStock

Successful periods of working from homes by employees during the pandemic should be taken into account when staff request the right to operate remotel(...)

‘The consultation process was lazy as well as wholly inadequate,’ said WRC adjudicator Breiffni O’Neill

Catering giant Sodexo carried out a “lazy” and “wholly inadequate” redundancy process in dismissing two night shift workers when its client sent staff(...)

A meeting with officers of the ICTU public services committee was organised after Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath asked officials to engage with the group following the unions’ decision to trigger a review clause in the current pay agreement.  Photograph: iStock

Unions met with senior officials from the Department of Public Expenditure on Wednesday for exploratory talks on public service pay rises. The meetin(...)

The WRC adjudicator noted that although he had evidence before him of a price increase of €72,000 plus VAT in the cost of building materials, the worker had submitted “no evidence of any commitment to commence building prior to [his] dismissal”. Photograph: iStock

A worker who said he delayed applying for a mortgage after his employment was unfairly terminated has been denied an additional €72,000 in compensatio(...)

The company denies the claim and says Edward Timmins’s role was made redundant because the business was being made more “agile”.

A Fine Gael councillor is claiming he was “railroaded” out of his job of 19 years as the finance director of a packaging firm in a “sham redundancy” m(...)

The conference heard that while a 2 per cent rise is due under the Building Momentum Pay Agreement this year, the first actual increase in 14 years, it jars with a record inflation rate of 6.7 per cent.

Forthcoming pay talks between Government and public service unions will be “difficult”, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath(...)

The firm’s sales director wrote that he had had to “reconsider” the question of a compulsory retirement age “given the developments and health pandemic over the last number of months”.

A worker has been awarded over €31,000 in compensation for unfair dismissal after his employer imposed a mandatory retirement age to “protect him” fro(...)

The manager apologised to his former employer for sending out a junior worker for cigarettes and alcohol. Photograph: iStock

A cinema manager sacked after being found asleep at his desk and reportedly smelling of alcohol has been awarded €1,600 in compensation for unfair dis(...)

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh is set to give evidence at a public hearing next month about what she says happened.

Lawyers for broadcaster Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh say she was sexually harassed and victimised while working for RTÉ. The TV presenter is set to give ev(...)

An Independent Workers’ Union organiser representing the driver said their client was owed €600 for his last two weeks in work.

A school bus operator who suggested a driver’s dog might have eaten his pay packet after he put it through his letterbox has successfully defended a c(...)

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