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#Trade Unions

# trade-unions - Monday 25 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pat Rabbitte: Ministers and TDs should 'lead by example' and take paycut Croke Park

Pat Rabbitte: Ministers and TDs should 'lead by example' and take paycut

A new deal on an extension to the Croke Park Agreement is said to be close to completion following overnight talks.

# trade-unions - Sunday 24 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity Opinion

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity

Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.

# trade-unions - Monday 18 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally Croke Park

'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally

Unions representing prison workers, hospital staff, ambulance workers and Gardaí attend a major rally in Tallaght.

# trade-unions - Saturday 19 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is the week's news... skewed Not The News

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

# trade-unions - Monday 14 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# trade-unions - Saturday 24 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS) Protest This post contains images

Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS)

As many as 8,000 people are marching through Dublin city centre to protest against austerity measures.

# trade-unions - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted Opinion

Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted

Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.

# trade-unions - Friday 2 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Public sector increments are like a parallel universe Opinion

Column: Public sector increments are like a parallel universe

Imagine asking for a pay rise after your business goes bust. That’s the reality of increments, writes Keith Redmond.

# trade-unions - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action Aer Lingus

Unions serve Aer Lingus notice of industrial action

A two-hour work stoppage is scheduled to take place on Monday 19 November.

# trade-unions - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Greek workers begin another general strike Eurozone

Greek workers begin another general strike

Protests are also planned against the latest round of austerity measures.

# trade-unions - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity Austerity This post contains images

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity

Organisers say 65,000 people participated in today’s rally.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park Opinion

Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park

Public sector workers have seen their average wages rise while others fall – and this can’t continue, writes Keith Redmond.

# trade-unions - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA Dispute

SIPTU serves notice of industrial action on DAA

There has been no details of work stoppages revealed yet – and any action will not happen until after 1 October.

# trade-unions - Sunday 26 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: Socialist Party TD Clare Daly Famous Words

My favourite speech: Socialist Party TD Clare Daly

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Socialist Party TD for Dublin North Clare Daly picks one of Ireland’s best known trade union leaders.

# trade-unions - Sunday 17 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Unions threaten summer strike action at Aer Lingus Industrial Relations

Unions threaten summer strike action at Aer Lingus

Unite says that it does not make idle threats and a full withdrawal of labour could be imminent.

# trade-unions - Friday 15 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# trade-unions - Sunday 27 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact Referendum

Trade unions join forces in calling for No vote on Fiscal Compact

Three of the country’s major trade unions have reiterated their call for a No vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact referendum.

# trade-unions - Friday 27 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie CPSU the latest union to determine Fiscal Compact stance Referendum

CPSU the latest union to determine Fiscal Compact stance

The Civil and Public Services Union will meet today at its annual conference in Cork.

# trade-unions - Thursday 26 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie IMPACT advises members to vote Yes in fiscal referendum Fiscal Treaty

IMPACT advises members to vote Yes in fiscal referendum

IMPACT say a No vote could result in a significant increase in the cost of borrowing for the State.

# trade-unions - Monday 23 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty Referendum

TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty

Technical Engineering and Electrical Union has become the third trade union to advise members to vote No in the fiscal compact treaty.

# trade-unions - Sunday 22 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty Euref

Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has questioned the ‘No’ stance taken by trade union Mandate.

# trade-unions - Monday 5 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Bord na Móna workers vote for industrial action Trade Unions

Bord na Móna workers vote for industrial action

SIPTU expects strike notices to be served on the semi-State body within 10 days.

# trade-unions - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Bailed-out Portugal unveils labour reforms Portugal

Bailed-out Portugal unveils labour reforms

Outdated labour practices were among the factors blamed for a decade of slender growth and mounting debts that compelled Portugal to take a €78 billion financial rescue package last year.

# trade-unions - Friday 2 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie All agency workers have new pay rights from next week, Bruton confirms Agency Workers

All agency workers have new pay rights from next week, Bruton confirms

The move has been welcomed by unions but faced criticism from employers – who claim it will put jobs at risk.

# trade-unions - Monday 17 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Burma allows trade unions for first time since 1962 Burma

Burma allows trade unions for first time since 1962

Burma has lifted bans on the formation of labour unions and the staging of strikes, which have been in place for almost 50 years.

# trade-unions - Friday 2 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Union chief who branded members 'spoilt' will lead their pay talks Unions

Union chief who branded members 'spoilt' will lead their pay talks

Brendan Ogle will represent the ESB workers who he said enjoyed “gravy” benefits, buying foreign property and cars.

# trade-unions - Thursday 18 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Anglo begins talks with unions on 130 job cuts Anglo

Anglo begins talks with unions on 130 job cuts

The bank said it hopes to encourage voluntary redundancies, but will lay off staff if targets are not met.

# trade-unions - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2011: Six things to expect Budget11

Budget 2011: Six things to expect

A quick, at-a-glance guide to what you can expect from today’s “Bludget”, with €6bn in adjustments coming your way.

# trade-unions - Monday 6 December, 2010

From TheJournal.ie Frontline workers join new union Trade Unions

Frontline workers join new union

Hundreds of members have left established trade unions, including Siptu, to join a newly formed union headed by the Psychiatric Nurses’ Association.

# trade-unions - Friday 13 August, 2010

UNIONS HAVE called on the government to be fair when considering how to get more people to contribute to the social insurance fund, RTÉ reports

They have said that the government must bear in mind how much a lower-paid person is able to pay, and that the scheme must return guaranteed benefits.

The statement comes as the state announced plans for the co-called universal social contribution fund into which everyone in society would be required to pay contributions – even on “unearned income” like investments and share options.

The Department of Social Protection are considering:

  • Standardising PRSI between employees and self-employed workers – the self-employed currently pay 3% PRSI, others 4%
  • Reforming employers’ PRSI to lower the cost of employees earning less than €500 a week
  • Introducing a minimum earnings threshold for access to the full range of PRSI benefits, and
  • Abolishing the PRSI ceiling of €7,500

Paddy Keating of IMPACT said PRSI payments ought to be made on non-earned income like share options and rental income, however he stressed that this should be done on a equitable basis.

Both the the Irish Property Owners Association and the Small Firms Association (SFA) were less enthusiastic about the proposals.

The Irish Landlords Association said that such new costs would could stretch some landlords to the limit and may force them out of business, which would result in the value of the rental property market taking a hit.

SFA said that plans to concerned about any plans to charge PRSI on share options or investments, saying great progress had been made on the tax treatment of such employee incentives in recent years.

However, SFA said that an increase in the PRSI contribution rate for the self-employed would be welcomed – providing self-employed people were then entitled to the same benefits as everyone else.