Kevin Callinan

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Chris White (right), CEO of the  NCBI, speaks to demonstrators at the strike on Whitworth Road in Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Further strike action by workers in State-funded organisations providing health and social services is inevitable unless they receive restoration of p(...)

Fórse general secretary Kevin Callinan: ‘Section 39 workers were forced to organise and to threaten action to get a hearing. Modest progress was recorded. A process was agreed. Again the government failed to deliver last year.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Staff in nearly a dozen State-funded organisations providing health and social services are to go on strike on Friday of next week, February 21st, in (...)

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) including TUI president Seamus Lahart, teachers Rachel Flynn, Kyle Clarke, Conor Crowley and Ciara Stack. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Whoever wins the general election will face having to address ongoing demands for a full reversal of lower pay arrangements introduced during the aust(...)

Nearly two thirds of public service staff are prepared to switch their vote to parties they have not previously supported if they pledge to offer pay increases above the level of inflation, a new poll suggests. Photograph: Frank Miller

Nearly two thirds of public service staff are prepared to switch their vote to parties they have not previously supported if they pledge to offer pay (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil has rejected his comments as “nonsense”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested to union leaders that Fianna Fáil proposals could see a pay freeze being introduced for more than 300,000 staff a(...)

General secretary of Fórsa Kevin Callinan:  said unions believed if there was a sectoral bargaining process created for the first four months of 2020, it would allow issues to be aired. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Public service unions have warned there will be a “very volatile industrial relations climate” in the months ahead unless the Government agrees to a n(...)

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade union has said.

Private sector workers are now receiving much higher pay rises than those on offer to staff working for the State, the largest public service trade un(...)

Kevin Callinan, general secretary of Fórsa, said the Government must change industrial relations legislation ‘to ensure not just the right to organise but the right to bargain effectively’.

The head of the country’s largest public service trade union has called for the re-establishment of social dialogue which would bring together the Gov(...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Government’s public service pay strategy could face a major challenge in the coming weeks if it does not agree to calls by trade unions for a revi(...)

Kevin Callinan told Fórsa’s services and enterprises conference in Sligo on Thursday a key part of the vision for social Europe was effective social dialogue involving trade unions, employers and the GovernmentFile photograph: Laura Hutton

Industry Correspondent Trade unions are seeking the opportunity to influence Government policy on a range of areas rather than just be consulted, t(...)

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