Maeve Mcelwee

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Parental leave take-up rates among fathers  in Ireland have been put as low as 10-20 per cent.

Back in the 1980s, women who wanted to maintain their careers while raising their family had to contend with just 14 weeks of maternity leave – and th(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

Ictu said that advances in technology meant many workers are now exposed to longer working time by being reachable outside of office hours. File photograph: Getty Images

Advances in smartphone technology mean that many people are being exposed to longer working hours as they are more easily reachable after leaving the (...)

Students  will have held an average of 10 to 12 jobs by the time they reach the age of 38, according to Ibec

Ireland needs to prepare a fast-evolving labour market as more than 60 per cent of current school-goers will end up in jobs that do not exist today, a(...)

Ibec director of employer relations Maeve McElwee said the body disputes the statement from ICTU.

Business lobby group Ibec has rejected an assertion from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions that there has been “alarming growth” in precarious work i(...)

Tesco workers on strike outside the Tesco store on Baggot Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mandate’s decision to strike at Tesco in a row over terms and conditions for long-serving staff is “an entirely unreasonable move against a good emplo(...)

Pay awards this year have been  modest, with the research showing  a median increase of 2.2%

More than two-thirds of Irish firms expect to award pay rises next year, with many also planning to take on extra staff, according to new research fr(...)

At €230 a week, the pay for fathers is the same rate of pay for statutory maternity leave. Photograph: iStock

It’s finally here. From September 1st fathers will be able to apply for two weeks of paternity leave for the first time in Ireland. It is a welcome m(...)

At the heart of the minimum-wage debate is whether employees deserve a share of a recovering economy, or whether in the wake the Brexit vote the key job now is to protect employment. Photograph: iStock

Two issues have reignited Ireland’s debate about the minimum wage. First, the Low Pay Commission, whose job it is to recommend what the hourly rate(...)

At the beginning of this year the minimum wage was raised by 50 cent per hour to €9.15 following the Government’s acceptance of the first report of the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: Getty Images

A proposed 10 cent an hour increase in the minimum wage has received a mixed reaction, with unions saying it is not enough and employer groups saying (...)

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