Sheila Nunan

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Sheila Nunan: ‘We need a better balance between workers and the needs of the market.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Trade union leader Sheila Nunan has been selected by the Labour Party to contest the European elections in Ireland South. She saw off competition for(...)

 Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

Sheila Nunan:  “I obviously have been in organised labour all my life; this is a shift to political Labour.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A prominent trade unionist is being lined up by Labour to stand in the European Parliament elections, although some in the party claim the move could (...)

INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan, said teachers  remain open to a constructive dialogue with Government on  financial inequalities facing newer entrants to the profession.

Primary school teachers have said they will enter into “constructive dialogue” with the Government on pay issues before triggering a ballot for indust(...)

John Boyle: “We must grow in membership and influence, strengthening ties with sister unions and professional organisations and delivering additional services to members.” File photograph: YouTube

A Dublin-based school principal has been elected to lead the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) from next year. John Boyle, principal of St(...)

Primary school teachers seem set to ballot for industrial action in the New Year. However, at a meeting on Friday, the Irish National Teachers’ Orga(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha.

Nurses are understood to have declined to attend a meeting of the group which oversees compliance with terms of the public service agreement which was(...)

Announcing the result of the ballot of INTO members on the two-tier pay system, general secretary Sheila Nunan said the proposal by Government failed to signal an end to pay inequality for all new entrants.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Primary school teachers have narrowly rejected new Government proposals to address the controversial two-tier pay system in schools. The move increase(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton     has commenced key provisions of the School Admissions Act which removes religion as a ground for priority entry into most schools for the coming academic year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The immediate lifting of the “Baptism barrier” will cause chaos in primary school admissions, the country’s biggest teachers’ union has warned. On We(...)

 A view of the crowd at the Raise the Roof protest at the Dail on Wednesday .Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The housing and homelessness crises are now affecting “everyone” and could become “the new water charges” in terms of mobiling protesters, those at a (...)

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