Patricia King

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Laura Bambrick of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: Union is seeking a change in the law to give every worker the legal right to request flexible working.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government needs to review employment legislation to ensure that workers who are engaged in remote working or working from home receive adequate p(...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions in a letter to Minister for Enterprise and Employment Leo Varadkar said the Government should appeal the ruling of the High Court. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The recent High Court ruling striking down parts of industrial relations legislation may have “grave implications” for the pay, terms and conditions o(...)

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Micheál Martin’s election as Taoiseach has been marked by congratulations, as well as policy prescriptions from a range of interest groups. The Irish(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin set to be next taoiseach. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA

Environmental activists, trade-union leaders and employers have welcomed the endorsement of the programme for government and are calling for major inv(...)

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed task force says.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed taskforce says. Covid-19 trave(...)

Irish people “tend to be very good about going to work when they are sick”, the Oireachtas special committee on the State’s response to the Covid-19 c(...)

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

Trade unions have said there should be a new deal for workers and society in the post-coronavirus world including greater investment in health, housin(...)

Cost increases of such a scale could add hundreds of millions of euro to the current estimates for the new children’s hospital which currently are more than € 1.7 billion. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The cost of building complex projects such as the National Children’s Hospital could increase by up to 40 per cent as a result of new safety measures (...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) general secretary Patricia King urged Government to reconsider the issue. File photograph: Alan Betson

Trade unions have said the Government must introduce changes to ensure that women on maternity leave are not disqualified from the operation of the Co(...)

The Health and Safety Authority will oversee compliance with the protocol and will be able to shut down workplaces which do not adhere to the  measures.   Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

Every employer has “an absolute duty” to adhere to the new workplace safety protocols announced by the Government which are not “discretionary”, the I(...)

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