General secretary Steve Fitzpatrick: “The CWU, as a part of the An Post group of unions, submitted a pay claim of 6 per cent in 2015. Last week’s Labour Court recommendation of a further 3.5 per cent increase concludes this round.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Staff in An Post are to receive pay increases of 3.5 per cent in two instalments under the terms of a Labour Court recommendation. The first phase of(...)

Ryanair lingered at the lower end of Ireland’s benchmark index on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shares in Europe and the United States rose on Wednesday, but Asian markets fell and gold neared a one -year high on investor concern about tensions o(...)

An Post CEO David McRedmond told workers the company will be loss making again next year despite the 28 cent rise in the cost of a stamp. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Post CEO David McRedmond told workers the company will be loss making again next year despite the 28 cent rise in the cost of a stamp unless action(...)

Steve Fitzpatrick, General secretary of the Communications Workers Union. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a whiff of belligerence around the industrial relations scene these days. Trade unions and companies in myriad sectors from transport to reta(...)

Minister of State John Halligan has said he will support the Government in opposing a referendum on  public ownership of water services. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State John Halligan has said he will support the Government in opposing a referendum on the public ownership of water services. Mr Hallig(...)

People hoping  to rent a propertyin Dublin.  A report by estate agent Savills Ireland has warned the cost of renting a home in the Republic could increase by 25% over the next two years

Landlords in Dublin are seeking rent increases of up to 40 per cent from some tenants, a campaign group has said. The Secure Rents campaign is calli(...)

Some employers still “cling” to a 19th century model of workplace relations that refuses to recognise union representation, according to the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) general secretary Steve Fitzpatrick. File photograph: Getty Images

Some employers still “cling” to a 19th century model of workplace relations that refuses to recognise union representation, according to the Communica(...)

The Communications Workers’ Union represents postal, telecommunications and call centre sector workers. File photograph: Getty Images

Companies that secure State contracts should be obliged under the terms of their agreements to respect the industrial relations machinery of the State(...)

Thursday’s work stoppage in Navan is in pursuit of workers’ claim for a Living Wage of €11.50 per hour. Photograph: Getty Images

Staff at a 999 centre in Navan are staging a 12-hour strike on Thursday in an industrial dispute over pay. The second stoppage in as many weeks, whic(...)

CWU organiser Ruairi Creaney said the dispute was about ‘dignity and respect in the workplace’.

Operators in one of the State’s three emergency 999 call centres went on strike at 8am today for a period of 12 hours over pay and trade union recogni(...)

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