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Industrial Relations News

  • Lloyds Pharmacy workers to vote in pay dispute

    The country's largest pharmacy chain may be hit by strikes in a row over the roll-out of a sick pay scheme and pay rises. More than 200 workers at 50 Lloyds Pharmacy stores will vote on industrial action next Tuesday, the union Mandate has said. read more

  • 'We need to see the abolition of Zero Hour Contracts', Patricia King tells Mandate conference

    Congress General Secretary Patricia King tells delegates to the Mandate conference that we need to see an end to Zero Hour and 'if and when' contracts and calls for action on the housing crisis. read more

  • April 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our April 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; Court Says Permanent Overtime Payment Not Pensionable,Unfair Dismissal Upheld After Worker Was Only 7 Weeks Employed,and Congress Urges Government To Support EU Work Life Balance Directive. read more

  • €32,000 payout to injured Tesco security guard, who was denied chair to sit on at work, overturned

    A Security Guard, who had succeeded in an action against Tesco after claiming alleged victimisation at work, has had a €32,000 pay out ordered due to him by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) overturned by the Labour Court. read more

  • Civil servants demand shorter working week

    Civil servants will today demand a shorter working week having largely won a battle to get their pay cuts reversed. They are set to focus on returning to a six-hour and 57-minute working day after the Government agreed to almost fully unwind the emergency legislation that cut their pay. read more

  • Irish Life workers to strike on Thursday over pensions

    Almost 800 Irish Life employees who are members of the Unite union are set take strike action on Thursday in response to the company’s “unilateral decision” to close the company’s defined benefit pension scheme to future accruals in the middle of this year, even though it currently has a €240 million surplus. read more

  • Labour Court Notice - Review of Joint Labour Committees

    In accordance with its obligations under Section 41(A) of the Industrial Relations Act 1946 (‘the Act’), the Labour Court is carrying out a review of each Joint Labour Committee (JLC). The last such review was completed on 22nd April 2013 and consequently, in accordance with the legislation, the Court must complete this review by 22nd April 2018. read more

  • March 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our March 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; Labour Court Recommend 7% Pay Hike At Kostal, Significant Redundancy Terms For AXA Insurance Workers and how the Court Overturned Compensation & Award “Re-Engagement” in UD Case. We also included information in relation to our upcoming event the Workplace Relations Commission - Mock Adjudication Hearing which is occurring on Tuesday 17th April 2018. read more

  • Unions vow to fight Virgin pay switch

    Unions representing workers at Virgin Media have told the Labour Court that they are vehemently opposed to the introduction of performance related pay at the company. read more

  • BT Ireland field engineers to go on strike for six days in March

    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 redundancy programme. read more

  • February 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our February 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; Union Accept “Performance Management” In Collective Pay Parity Dispute, Court Reaffirms “Buy Out” at 18 Months The Loss and Worker Claims Demotion Was Unfair Dismissal. read more

  • Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing

    Do you know how the Adjudication process works? Adare Human Resource Management are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing on 17th April 2018. read more

  • Tesco staff in Republic could follow equal pay claim

    An equal pay claim in the UK against Tesco that could cost the company £4bn (€4.5bn) if successful would have “profound effects” for supermarket employees in Ireland, an employment law expert has said, writes Pádraig Hoare. read more

  • Strike threat grows at Irish Rail in row over mentoring

    The prospect of further industrial relations trouble on the State’s railways has increased after management at Irish Rail indicated that it would require train drivers to mentor new staff on a compulsory basis in the future. read more

  • More industrial action could follow train drivers’ vote to reject pay deal

    Train drivers have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed new 1.15 per cent pay rise for past productivity which would also have required them to take part in the training and mentoring of new staff. read more

  • SIPTU warns care Organisations strike could be in the cards

    SIPTU has warned that a strike could be on the cards in some of the country’s best-known care organisations. read more

  • Irish-based Ryanair pilots to hold one-day strike before Christmas

    Irish-based Ryanair pilots belonging to the Irish Airline Pilots' Association and the IMPACT trade union are to hold a one-day strike on Wednesday 20th December. read more

  • ICTU says precarious work is pervasive in Ireland

    Precarious work is now pervasive in Ireland, with secure and regular employment increasingly being replaced by insecure, uncertain and unpredictable work, according to a report commissioned by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. read more

  • Sleepover pay in play

    The HSE has said it intends to pay outstanding sleepover payments to directly-employed staff in the intellectual disability and mental health services before the end of this year. IMPACT won the commitment in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), where further talks on the need for extra resources to properly structure sleepover rosters will start next month read more

  • SIPTU members conducting 36-hour work stoppage at AbbVie plant in county Cork

    SIPTU members are conducting a 36-hour work stoppage at the AbbVie pharmaceutical plant in Carrigtwohill, county Cork. The industrial action commenced Wednesday, 22nd November at 7.00 p.m. and concluded Friday, 24th November at 7.00 a.m. read more