John Douglas

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A file photograph of the  Mansion House on  Dawson Street in Dublin where the first meeting of the Dáil took place on January 21st, 1919. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The public have been invited to make part in a nationwide forum to mark the centenary of the first Dáil. The Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican F(...)

Workers at Lloyds Pharmacy in Nutgrove shopping centre stage strike action. Photograph: Garrett White/The Irish Times

Further industrial action at LloydsPharmacy now seems likely after a group of workers who have staged several days of strike action over recent weeks (...)

Members of the trade union Mandate picketing at Lloyds Pharmacy in Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham, in June. Photograph: Garrett White

Pharmacist Lloyds faces further strikes at 40 of its stores here in a row over union recognition and pay at the chain. About 270 Lloyds workers are i(...)

Barista  making a coffee. Photograph: iStock

There is no evidence that tens of thousands of workers in Ireland are on so-called “zero-hour” contracts as trade unions are claiming, a senior resear(...)

The Government is to publish new employment rights legislation in the coming weeks. Photograph: Getty

Proposed new Government legislation aimed at providing greater rights to workers in low-paid and vulnerable employment is full of holes, the trade uni(...)

 Mandate said the Minister for Employment  Regina Doherty needed to come up with ‘robust legislation’.    Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mandate trade union is calling for on the Government to introduce “robust legislation” to get rid of “exploitative” zero-hour contracts. John Douglas(...)

Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: Eric Luke

Trade unions have indicated they may seek higher pay rises next year to compensate members for rising housing costs, if the current crisis continues i(...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King said a growing proportion of the working population is being subjected to precarious working arrangements. Photograph: Eric Luke

Workers in the community health, hospitality, retail and education sectors are being exploited by way of low-hour or “if and when” contracts, an Oirea(...)

Tesco staff on strike at the retailer’s store in Phibsborough, Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/CollinsDerry

Mandate has expressed “disbelief and disappointment” at the absence of a response from Tesco to proposals it put forward at talks on Friday. They sai(...)

 Tesco staff on strike at the retailer’s store in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Talks between management at retailer Tesco and the Mandate trade union aimed at resolving a strike that has affected 16 of the company’s stores over r(...)

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