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A “legally admissible” code would allow issues covered by the code to be referred to the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: iStock

Bank workers are urging the Government to go further in giving workers the ‘right to disconnect’ from out-of-hours contact from their employers throug(...)

KBC, which does not engage with outside unions, said on Friday that it will instead “directly engage” with employees.

The Labour Court has called on Belgian-owned bank KBC Bank Ireland to “engage constructively” with the Financial Service Union (FSU) in order to solve(...)

KBC said last month it was closing hubs in Dundrum in Dublin, Greystones in Co Wicklow and Naas in Co Kildare

KBC Bank Ireland has turned down an invitation from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to attend a conciliation meeting over the lender’s plans (...)

An Ulster Bank ATM on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

UK banking giant NatWest confirmed on Friday that it was carrying out a review of strategy at Ulster Bank in the Republic, after The Irish Times repor(...)

There is a campaign to get the Government to recognise parental alienation, with 18 county councils passing motions calling for  the implementation of  recommendation 36 of the Report on Reform of the Family Law System. Photograph: iStock

Like most other grandparents around the country, John and his wife, Anne, can’t see their grandchildren during the Covid-19 shutdown. But for them the(...)

Banks are redirecting staff to help larger offices and contact centres cope with the surge in queries from customers. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of frontline bank workers are being offered top-up payments for putting their shoulders to the wheel as the sector seeks to maintain service(...)

Union officials estimate that between 5,000 and 6,000 workers in the banking industry work in or are linked directly to branch networks.

The Financial Service Union (FSU) has written to the State’s banks and the Central Bank looking for an industry-wide approach to protect frontline sta(...)

 Jeremy Masding, group chief executive  of  Permanent TSB where job cuts are expected to be announed next year. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding, who announced on Thursday he plans to quit at some stage next year after eight years at the helm, has so(...)

One-quarter of workers in the financial sector feel they are expected to answer calls and emails outside of work hours, according to a survey. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

One-quarter of workers in the financial sector feel they are expected to answer calls and emails outside of work hours, according to a new University (...)

“The ‘always on’ culture exists in many workplaces, and there are very few protections against it.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Government will publish a report in coming months on issues around flexible working, including the impact on the welfare of employees caused by ex(...)

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