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ICTU general secretary Patricia King said on Monday the union was “fully committed to ensuring workers’ hard-won rights are preserved when working remotely, that protections are fit for purpose and that the post Covid-19 world of remote working does not lead to greater work precarity and casualisation”. File photograph: iStock

Remote working has the potential to be a “win-win“ for rural communities and workers’ quality of life, trade unions have said. However, the Irish Con(...)

Climate scientists, experts and industry have been asked to share their data-based technical proposals to support development of the plan. Photograph: iStock

Following publication of the Climate Bill by the Government, a series of actions have been triggered to enable the country’s first five-year carbon bu(...)

Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ policy paper on Ireland’s meat processing sector  recommends  business support measures be made “conditional on trade union recognition and access”.  Photograph: Angus Mordant

The model operated by the Irish meat processing sector was becoming less and less viable on its own terms even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, a new(...)

Irish employers have been too quick to refuse to negotiate company-level agreements on remote working, says ICTU. Photograph: iStock

Trade unions have welcomed Government plans to allow people to have a legal right to seek to work from home, while business groups stressed the need f(...)

Department officials will be working throughout the Christmas period so applications will be processed without delay, said the Minister.

The Department of Social Protection is urging workers who will lose their jobs as a result of new Covid-19 restrictions to apply for the Pandemic Unem(...)

Brexit: ‘A deal would be terrible; a no-deal would be absolutely unbearable’

Businesses cannot fully prepare for Brexit until they know what rules will apply on trading with Britain after it takes effect on January 1st, the Oir(...)

Fr Sean Healy: Ireland ‘faces several crises ranging from pandemic to pollution to poverty’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland would greatly benefit from the establishment of a new social dialogue structure that would engage all sectors at a national level, the head of(...)

The proposal for the increase in the national minimum wage  was based on a recommendation by the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: iStock

The national minimum wage for adults is to be increased by 10 cent per hour from the beginning of January next year. The new rate will be set at €10.(...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patricia King said it had been agreed that  management would undertake to progress matters on pay. File photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Industry Correspondent Staff in State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services are to ballot for industrial action over(...)

About 340,000 staff across the public service are set to receive a two per cent pay rise in October.  Photograph:  iStock

The Low Pay Commission is understood to have formally recommended to the Government that the national minimum wage should be increased by 10c per hour(...)

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