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Industrial Relations News

  • Clontarf Hospital lost 26% of its staff in just two years

    A Hospital on Dublin’s north-side has seen a quarter of its staff leave in just two years. read more

  • Ambulance crews nationwide back industrial action over rights to be part of union

    Ambulance crews from across the country have overwhelmingly backed industrial action over their rights to be part of a union. Scores of members of the union National Ambulance Service Representative (NASRA) claim the HSE refuses to deduct union subscriptions from their payroll. read more

  • Employers Criticised for Ignoring Labour Court

    Several TDs and senators were told last week of a ‘growing trend’ among some of Ireland’s biggest employers to avoid unions and ignore the Labour Court when it comes to pay deals and workers. read more

  • Increase in Industrial Action

    Ryanair cabin staff based across Europe are planning a major gathering in Dublin next week and have raised the threat of industrial action this summer. Workers at the Lloyd’s Pharmacy chain, one of the biggest in the State, say they will escalate their industrial action with three full-day stoppages in July unless management engages with their union. read more

  • June 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our June 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; HSE Cautious on Section 39's Pay Restoration, Employer refuses to attend Labour Court in recognition dispute and how Public Holiday Premium paid in 'error' red circled. read more

  • Lloyds Pharmacy workers have voted to go on strike next week

    More than 200 workers at 50 Lloyds Pharmacy stores have voted to go on strike after the retailer rejected a recommendation that it negotiate with trade union Mandate over pay and conditions. read more

  • Role Vacancy - HR & Employment Law Consultant

    Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to recruit an ambitious HR and Employment Law Consultant to join the team and work closely with our clients on a wide range of HR and Employment Law topics. read more

  • May Industrial Relations Newsletter

    Our May 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter is now available. This month Head of Industrial Relations, Tommy Cummins discusses topics including; Progress But No Solution Yet In Section 39 Pay Dispute, Court Decision On Loss Of Earnings Claim Provides Guidance and Labour Court Rejects Employer Appeal and Increases Compensation. read more

  • 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