Patricia King

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Fine Gael MEP candidate Sean Kelly has been elected and Independents4Change candidate Mick Wallace is almost certainly home. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Good morning. It’s been a long week. Actually, it’s been a long few weeks. But we’re nearly there. Last night, the count was completed in the Midland(...)

Ictu says employers in some sectors such as accommodation, food and retail are seeking to ‘work people as hard as they can for as long as they can for as little as they can’. Photograph: iStock

Employers in some sectors such as accommodation, food and retail are seeking to “work people as hard as they can for as long as they can for as little(...)

The Bord na Móna case would be watched closely by workers and communities elsewhere – such as Moneypoint where the ESB has a large power station – and serve as a litmus test for how Ireland manages the transition and ensures decent jobs.

The Government and Bord na Móna have been criticised for failing to genuinely pursue a “just transition” to a decarbonised economy, especially when a (...)

Minister of State  for Trade and Employment Pat Breen and chief executive of the Health Service Authority Dr Sharon McGuinness at the unveiling of a Workers Memorial Day plaque at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photograph: Chris Bellew

Yoga classes and mindfulness apps are among changes women are bringing to the construction industry, an event to remember lives lost in the workplace (...)

The report said 4,050 days involving 1,184 workers were lost to industrial relations disputes in 2018 compared to 50,191 days, involving 9,456 workers the previous year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

There were 4,050 days lost to industrial relations disputes last year, the lowest level since 2012, according to the Workplace Relations Commission’s (...)

Demonstrations will take place at Intreo offices across the country. Photograph: Eric Luke

Up to 500 community employment scheme supervisors are expected to go on strike today amid demands for access to enhanced pension rights. The strike, (...)

Patricia King of Ictu says a pension ‘is one of the things that marks out decent employers from those who wish to exploit ordinary working people’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Supervisors and assistant supervisors working on community employment schemes are to go on strike for 12 hours on Monday. The staff concerned, who a(...)

RTÉ last year agreed to review the employment status of 106 contractors after an independent report.

Talks with State broadcaster RTÉ in relation to the employment status of more than 100 of its contractors have been “tortuous and extremely difficult”(...)

Bogus self-employment occurs when workers who should be classified as employees are marked as self-employed, which can lead to benefits for employers who otherwise would have to pay PRSI and sick pay. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Almost one-quarter of workers in the construction sector are self-employed, raising the risk of bogus employment practices in the trade, union leaders(...)

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation protesting outside Leinster House in the past. File photograph: Eric Luke

The planned national strike by nearly 40,000 is set to go ahead on Wednesday after the Labour Court decided not to intervene formally in the dispute. (...)

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