About 650 Dublin-based staff are set for compulsory redundancy at HCL Technologies, the Indian outsourced services group, which has allowed Eir  terminate its contract. Photograph: Maxwells

The threat of strike action has subsided at the outsourcing company that operates Eir’s call centres, after a divisive internal ballot in which staff (...)

Storm clouds? Close to 1,000 HCL staff in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Sligo are, theoretically, supposed to transfer over to Eir. In reality, most of these staff will be made redundant.

An impending strike ballot by employees of HCL Technologies, the outsourcing provider that operates Eir’s call centre, doesn’t bode well for a smooth (...)

Eir this month announced it is taking back in-house about 950 roles from HCL Technologies, the Indian call centre company that runs the contract.

About 1,000 staff at the outsourcing company that operates Eir’s customer call centre are to ballot for industrial action over “derisory” redundancy p(...)

Eir HQ at Heuston South Quarter in Dublin. The majority of those affected will either have to relocate out of Dublin to other facilities, or take redundancy.

Eir is taking the contract for its call centre back inhouse in a move that will bring 950 outsourced staff back into the company fold. It has decided(...)

Male voters have an important role to play in the abortion referendum, trade unions were told

Male voters have an important role to play in the abortion referendum and must not be complacent about the importance of their vote on May 25th, trade(...)

An Post: under new plan, all post offices will open during lunch time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An Post has committed to having a post office within 15km (9.3 miles) of every community with more than 500 people, and within 3km in urban areas. In(...)

Departing Eir staff are being offered five weeks’ pay per year of services, capped at two years’ pay, according to sources.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Eir has unveiled plans to cut 750 jobs days after a majority stake in the company was acquired by two French firms controlled by telecoms billionaire (...)

Airbnb claims the planning guidelines for short-term lettings make it an unaffordable destination for families. The American short-term letting focuse(...)

BT Ireland said  while it fully respected an individual’s right to be a union member “we have our own employee representative group with whom we consult on all developments in the company”

Field engineers working for BT Ireland are to go on strike for several days next month in a dispute over collective bargaining and a planned redundanc(...)

The survey was conducted on behalf of five trade unions – Unite, Mandate and the Communications Workers Union in the Republic, and Unison and the GMB (General, Municipal Boilermakers) in the North. Photograph: Getty Images

One fifth of workers have had “direct experience of abortion”, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Ulster University. The study, in whi(...)

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