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Patricia King: she has urging unions dealing with private sector employers to seek pay increases of between 3.5% and 4.5%  next year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The ICTU this week laid out its stall on pay, with general secretary Patricia King urging unions dealing with private sector employers to seek increas(...)

Patricia King, general secretary of Congress

The Congress of trade unions has advised unions in the private sector to seek baseline pay increases of between 3.5 and 4.5 per cent in 2020, on the b(...)

Ictu general secretary Patricia King said Bord na Móna is determined to get all unions out of the company. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bord na Móna (BNM) has been castigated by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) for failing to ensure hundreds of its workers are properly looked(...)

Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Trade unions have said the Brexit proposals tabled by the UK government have enormous implications for workers and that the authorities in Ireland mus(...)

Representatives from political parties, trade unions and civil society groups outside Leinster House under the banner of Raise the Roof to demand that the Government implements a major motion on housing passed by the Dáil a year ago. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The “only obstacle” to a “massive” programme of social and affordable home-building on public land is Government ideology, a gathering of activists ca(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  the “rainy day fund” will be worth €2bn by the end of the year

The State’s “rainy day fund” should be used to help low-income families pay the higher cost of groceries in a no-deal Brexit, the head of Ictu has sai(...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions urged Meat Industry Ireland and employers’ body Ibec to urgently work to resolve the dispute

Talks to resolve the beef crisis are set to resume, while the establishment of a new body could mean that for the first time farmers rather than facto(...)

Ictu secretary general Patricia King: “Now is the time to invest in our people, our public services and our infrastructure.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Trade unions have urged the Government to abandon plans for tax cuts and instead to raise new taxes on capital and wealth to fund investments in housi(...)

Ictu president Sheila Nunan said lowering tax rates had superficial appeal for workers but was a deliberate sleight of hand. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Ireland’s trade unions are to press for European Union-wide legislation in a bid to overcome Irish laws that allow employers not to recognise unions i(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath pictured at the event in Dublin Castle

The Government is promising “ very limited firepower” to fight Brexit, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has claimed. Speaking at the Nat(...)

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