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Union 'not in a position' to cancel strike by Ryanair pilots 2017-12-17 [irishexaminer.com]

Strike threat: Ryanair to publish contingency plans tomorrow ahead of meeting with union 2017-12-17 [Sunday Independent]

Ryanair offers to meet with pilots' union before planned strike action 2017-12-17 [RTÉ]

ITAA welcome proposed Tuesday talks over pilot strike 2017-12-17 [RTÉ]

Ryanair recognizes unions in historic shift to avert strike 2017-12-16 [Bloomberg]

Ryanair pressure grows as cabin crew unions seek recognition 2017-12-16 [Irish Times]

SIPTU criticises Section 39 employers of inaction over pay dispute 2017-12-16 [SIPTU]

Chef refused to be paid ‘under the table’ 2017-12-16 [Irish Examiner]

Ryanair strike to go ahead unless unions and airline meet before Wednesday 2017-12-16 [Irish Times]

Irish Rail are said to be unhappy with their €500 Christmas bonus 2017-12-15 [Today FM]

'Did O'Leary get Christmas carolled?' - Everyone is having the same reaction to Ryanair recognising pilot unions 2017-12-15 [independent.ie]

Ryanair to recognise unions to prevent pilots' strike before Christmas 2017-12-15 [Guardian]

Ryanair turns the tables with union recognition 2017-12-15 [irishtimes.com]

Ryanair agrees to recognise pilot unions to avoid widespread customer disruptions over Christmas period 2017-12-15 [Ryanair]

Statement re Ryanair 2017-12-15 [IMPACT]

Census finds workforce tops 2 million 2017-12-15 [Irish Examiner]

ICTU: Private unions should seek 3.1% pay hike 2017-12-15 [Irish Examiner]

Ryanair in union offer to avoid Christmas strikes 2017-12-15 [BBC]

Ryanair strike threat remains as unions seek clarification on airline’s recognition pledge 2017-12-15 [irishtimes.com]

Ryanair agrees to recognise pilot unions to avert strike 2017-12-15 [RTÉ]

How does abortion affect people as a workplace issue? 2017-12-14 [Silicon Republic]

‘Large pay discrepancy’ between Ireland and elsewhere 2017-12-14 [Irish Medical Times]

International Transport Federation welcome positive step towards ending exploitation on Irish trawlers 2017-12-14 [SIPTU]

Air Corps report ‘not available’ to reviewer 2017-12-14 [Irish Examiner]

Quarter of early years staff short on references 2017-12-14 [Irish Examiner]

Private sector unions seeking 3.1% pay increase 2017-12-14 [Irish Times]

Jack O’Connor steps down as head of State’s largest union 2017-12-14 [Irish Times]

20% of whistleblowers suffer at work as result 2017-12-13 [Irish Examiner]

Ryanair Christmas strike: What has caused the row and which flights will be affected? 2017-12-13 [Irish Independent]

Irish-based Ryanair pilots to hold one-day strike before Christmas 2017-12-12 [RTÉ]

Finally righting a wrong in the fight for the women who worked in Magdalene laundries 2017-12-12 [Irish Examiner]

Cabinet set to clear €180m public pay increases today 2017-12-12 [Irish Examiner]

Workers could be forced to pay 10% of wages in new pension scheme 2017-12-12 [irishexaminer.com]

Kildare firefighters claim new fire plan will endanger lives 2017-12-11 [Leinster Leader]

Yves Rocher to close Cork plant with the loss of 60 jobs 2017-12-11 [Evening Echo]

Migrant fishing crews face exploitation and abuse, report finds 2017-12-11 [Irish Times]

Union warns AbbVie of possible action escalation 2017-12-11 [RTÉ]

Ryanair's Dublin-based pilots vote to back industrial action 2017-12-11 [RTÉ]

Irish Rail staff vote to accept pay proposals 2017-12-09 [The Times]

Ryanair calls 'all pilots' Dublin meeting amid rising tensions 2017-12-09 [Irish Independent]

Ryanair hits more turbulence as pilots push for strike ballot 2017-12-08 [The Times]

Work stoppage takes place at Cork AbbVie plant 2017-12-07 [RTÉ]

Unions welcome Irish Times engagement on proposed Landmark deal 2017-12-08 [Irish Times]

SIPTU says proposed new working hours legalisation needs to be improved 2017-12-08 [SIPTU]

SIPTU members in Irish Rail vote to accept Labour Court proposals on pay 2017-12-08 [SIPTU]

Early results see backing of deal in rail dispute 2017-12-08 [RTÉ]

SIPTU condemns Government plan to top up salary of Sláintecare chief 2017-12-07 [SIPTU]

SIPTU to ballot members in Section 39 organisations on strike action 2017-12-06 [SIPTU]

Some state employees can now work until 70 2017-12-08 [Irish Examiner]

Laws fail to tackle unfair work practices 2017-12-08 [Irish Examiner]

This month in labour history

2-12-1913 The first group of ITGWU dockers returns to work from their strike in support of the Dublin lockout. [more]

22-12-1913 Over £9000 worth of food arrives in Dublin from the TUC, for families of locked-out workers to survive Christmas. [more]