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In addition, unions want pay rises of 4 per cent annually for three years, starting in October, as part of an amended sectoral employment order. Photograph: Getty Images

Trade unions in the construction sector are to seek a minimum guaranteed 39-hour week for workers as part of a proposed revised sectoral employment ag(...)

It is understood the Construction Industry Federation  asked  Leo  Varadkar   “to use his office to defer the (pay) increase due in the current circumstances”

The unions Connect and Unite have served notice of industrial action on employers in the mechanical construction sector specialising in areas such as (...)

Unite trade union members have voted unanimously to take industrial action if any employer seeks to reduce terms and conditions on foot of a High Court ruling in June that struck down sectoral employment orders. Photograph: iStock

Plumbers, fitters and welders in the mechanical and construction sectors who are represented by the Unite trade union have voted unanimously to take i(...)

 Tuesday’s ruling concerned a sectoral employment order in the electrical industry. Photograph: iStock

The Connect trade union has warned employers of “war” if they fail to honour agreements on pay and pensions in construction, mechanical and electrical(...)

The building site for the National Childrens Hospital, where construction has been halted due to coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trade union Unite has urged more construction sector employers to avail of the Government’s Covid-19 temporary wage subsidy scheme, saying it is “mora(...)

The Government is allowing work to continue on construction sites, which employ more than 30,000 people directly around the Republic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Construction unions appeared split over news that the Government would allow work to continue on building sites while asking many businesses to shut (...)

Striking crane drivers protesting on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.  Crane drivers, represented by trade union Unite, have been picketing construction sites across Dublin in a dispute over pay since June. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The cost of strike action by crane drivers, which has disrupted work on several large-scale Dublin construction projects, could soon top €1.5 million (...)

The new stoppages come after crane operators staged a demonstration at the offices of the Construction Industry Federation last Friday

Crane operators at up to 100 sites across Ireland are to stop work again on Thursday as a dispute over pay ramps up. Dozens of crane operators are du(...)

Striking crane drivers  on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Crane drivers are set to strike on Friday and protest outside the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) offices in Dublin after talks on their claim (...)

Crane drivers on picket recently on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Crane operators are set to stage industrial action from next week in a dispute over pay that could significantly affect building projects . On Thursd(...)

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