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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(...)

The proposal for the increase in the national minimum wage  was based on a recommendation by the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: iStock

The national minimum wage for adults is to be increased by 10 cent per hour from the beginning of January next year. The new rate will be set at €10.(...)

Jane Crowe, shop steward in the Henry Street store, said the Government’s approach to the controversy had been ‘totally hands off’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Debenhams workers protested outside Fianna Fáil’s party headquarters to mark 175 days of industrial action in the redundancy dispute. Jane Cr(...)

About 340,000 staff across the public service are set to receive a two per cent pay rise in October.  Photograph:  iStock

The Low Pay Commission is understood to have formally recommended to the Government that the national minimum wage should be increased by 10c per hour(...)

Ictu general secretary  Patricia King. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The trade union movement has walked out of the Low Pay Commission, saying it was not prepared to sign up to a proposed increase of 10 cent per hour in(...)

Former Debenhams workers carry posters calling for support for a protest march in Dublin last month. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A potential deal aimed at resolving the long-running dispute involving staff at retailer Debenhams, which went into liquidation earlier this year, has(...)

Brown Thomas Arnotts is in talks with trade union Mandate on general voluntary redundancies that could lead to the loss of 150 full-time jobs. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The irish Times

Brown Thomas Arnotts approached its older workers following the Covid-19 lockdown to offer them a number of options, including voluntary redundancy, i(...)

The Labour Court has recommended a pay increase of 2.25 per cent for 5,000 workers at Penneys in the Republic.

The Labour Court has recommended a pay increase of 2.25 per cent for 5,000 workers at Penneys in the Republic. However, the recommended pay increase (...)

Debenhams on Henry street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish-based staff, customers and suppliers of department store chain Debenhams have been reassured it is “business as usual” after the chain’s UK pare(...)

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