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A boarded up pub in Dublin’s city centre in March 2020. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Wednesday’s meeting of the Oireachtas joint enterprise committee to discuss the retail sector had some of the usual to-ing and fro-ing between employe(...)

Retail Excellence says many retail landlords are ignoring the code’s provisions to engage with tenants on rent arrears. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Representatives of the retail industry have told a committee of TDs and Senators that the Government’s nine month-old code of practice between landlor(...)

Former Debenhams workers protesting outside the store on Henry Street in April 2021. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Former Debenhams workers have voted to accept a revised €3 million training fund, bringing to an end a bitter 406-day dispute. Acceptance of the offe(...)

General secretary of the ASTI, Kieran Christie, says he expects an alliance of unions will come together to try have the policy on the vaccination rollout overturned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s planned change to the Covid-19 vaccination schedule is unacceptable and needs to be reversed, second-level teachers have maintained.(...)

Former Debenhams workers have overwhelmingly rejected a package of supports proposed by the chairman of the Labour Court in response to the liquidation of the retailers’s Irish operation last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Government should convert a €3 million fund proposed for training and re-skilling former workers at Debenhams into cash payments for the personnel(...)

A supermarket worker wipes shelves with disinfectant wipes. File photograph: Tom Honan

Retail workers are seeking early access to the Covid-19 vaccine, their trade union has said. The Mandate trade union said it had written to the Minis(...)

Margaret Keenan (90) is lauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming the first person in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine at University Hospital Coventry. Photograph: PA

Groups representing key workers are to press for their inclusion in priority categories for vaccination once the State begins to roll out its Covid-19(...)

Retail and distribution workers have started a campaign for a new deal to tackle low pay and insecure work. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Retail and distribution workers have started a campaign for a new deal to tackle low pay and insecure work to rebuild the sector following the Covid-1(...)

Former Debenhams workers Donna Byrne and Carmel Grouse outside the rear stock entrance on  Parnell Street, Dublin. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Mandate trade union has called for “definitive action “ from Taoiseach Micheál Martin to resolve the protracted dispute involving the retailer Deb(...)

Debenhams worker Siobhán Taylor pictured on Tuesday outside the back stock entrance into the former Dublin city centre store. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The liquidators of Debenhams’ Irish operation have apologised after not giving the agreed notice to trade union Mandate in advance of an attempt to pa(...)

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