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Lloyds Pharmacy workers at a previous picket at the chain’s Nutgrove branch in Dublin. Photograph: Garrett White

Nearly 40 Lloyds Pharmacy stores across Ireland were impacted on Saturday – with eight outlets closed – as about 270 members of staff went on strike. (...)

Lloyds Pharmacy workers picket the chain’s Nutgrove branch in Dublin. About 270 staff in 40 of the chain’s stores are due to strike for the eighth time on Saturday. Photograph: Garrett White

The union representing striking Lloyds Pharmacy workers says the company distorted a recent vote for improved pay and conditions. About 270 members o(...)

 More than 200 staff in 50 Lloyds Pharmacy stores  will strike on Thursday, June 14th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Lloyds Pharmacy workers will strike next week in a dispute over pay, trade union recognition and zero-hour contracts. Trade union Mandate confirmed t(...)

Heatons has 54 shops across the island of Ireland

Worker anxiety is growing in Heatons as British group Sports Direct International moves to rebrand the Irish department store chain. Sports Direct In(...)

The trade union Mandate said this would represent the fifth such increase it had secured for members in Dunnes Stores in as many years.

Staff at retailer Dunnes Stores are to receive a 3 per cent pay rise from next month. The trade union Mandate said this would represent the fifth suc(...)

Tesco workers show solidarity at the Mandate Trade Union Conference in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

If Tesco workers fail in their battle to protect pay and conditions, the “negative ripple effect” for all private sector workers would be “significant(...)

Trade union Mandate says that under the Tesco plan supermarket staff could lose up to  €2 perhour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Retailer Tesco is seeking to reduce pay and conditions for about 1,000 longer serving staff as part of a move to a more “flexible “ contract of employ(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tanaiste Joan Burton and Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs at the launch of the Low Pay Commission earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Trade union and migrant rights activists on the Low Pay Commission have disagreed with its overall recommendation that the national minimum wage shoul(...)