An Post office in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Post is understood to be considering issuing protective notice to some of its staff if a strike involving a contractor continues. The disput(...)

.Post boxes at the GPO were closed as members of the public tried to post letters.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has urged parties involved in an industrial dispute, that has seen postal services across the State ground to h(...)

The personnel concerned maintain mail-sorting equipment at An Post’s centres in Dublin, Cork, Portlaoise and Athlone. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mail services could face disruption on foot of strike action by staff at the An Post maintenance operator IO Systems in a dispute over new rostering (...)

David Begg who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

David Begg, who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been a true champion for workers, Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

David Begg, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg is to retire.Mr Begg told the executive council of Congress today that he would(...)

Minister for Social Protection and candidate for Labour Party leadership Joan Burton speaking to Jack O’Connor of Siptu at the weekend’s hustings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lines are being drawn at a terrific rate.But what sort?There are defining lines: the “thus far and no further” ones which politicians avoid like the p(...)

Minister for  Energy   Pat Rabbitte: didn’t make the long march to Killarney this week for the bi-annual meeting of the Communications Workers’ Union. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ministers generally get hell when they address union conferences – just ask Ruairí Quinn, whose ears are still ringing from those loudhailer-toting (...)

President of the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU), Cormac O’Dalaigh, has told the union’s biennial Conference in Killarney that communications workers will not accept calls for tax cuts as a substitute for pay rises. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) has called for “a root and branch examination” of the communications regulator Comreg and its impact on teleco(...)

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) is to seek a 6 per cent across-the-board pay increase for its members.

Staff at An Post and Eircom are to seek pay rises of 6 per cent, one of the largest percentage increases to be sought in the current series of claims (...)

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