Kevin Callinan

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Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath:  told the Dáil the additional hours were “of significant value to the State and critical to supporting the delivery of public services, including in frontline services in health, education, revenue and social protection”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unless the Government delivers on rolling back additional, unpaid, working hours introduced for State employees in 2013 there will be real difficultie(...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan said Ireland remained an outlier in Europe when it came to collective bargaining. File photograph: Laura Hutton

Ireland is in danger of breaching international law unless collective bargaining processes are strengthened, a new trade union-commissioned report has(...)

Mr Donnelly said: ‘We must and are working to move care out of acute hospitals into the community.’Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic have now passed, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. He said in a few months he hoped the Govern(...)

The Fórsa general secretary told the conference that the organisation had urged Ministers to work with aviation unions and others to develop a long-term plan. File photograph: Getty

Further job losses are likely in the aviation sector in the wake of coronavirus but additional State supports are being considered, according to the D(...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan has highlighted the need for unions to appear relevant to workers in sectors such as tech and pharma. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The trade union movement needs to move towards representing workers in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors as well as the gig economy as the gro(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath: ‘Crucially, these pay adjustments are progressive with those on lower incomes receiving proportionally greater pay increases.’

Trade unions are expected to commence talks with the Government on on a further pay deal for public service staff by the early summer of next year. A(...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The new public service pay deal for about 340,000 State employees will be formally ratified by trade unions on Tuesday. Fórsa, the largest public ser(...)

Siptu deputy general secretary John King welcomed the pay-deal proposals

The country’s largest trade unions have backed the proposed new public service agreement that was concluded early on Friday morning. However, staff r(...)

Measures introduced  under the Haddington Road agreement in 2013  will be examined. Stock photograph: Getty

The proposed new pay agreement for State employees will cost more than €900 million over three years, the Department of Public Expenditure has said. (...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan said any successor to the current public service pay deal would have to be realistic in the context of an extremely challenging economic and fiscal situation. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The current challenging economic and fiscal situation does not mean there cannot be pay rises for State employees over the life of any new agreement w(...)

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