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Laid-off nightclub workers to get higher €350 pandemic unemployment payout 2021-12-06 [Irish Times]

Two companies face trial following deaths of bridge workers 2021-12-06 [Irish Times]

PUP to have five rates between €150 and €350 for new entrants 2021-12-06 [RTÉ]

Migrant documentation scheme welcome but major anomalies must be addressed before launch to avoid unjust exclusions 2021-12-04 [ITF]

Healthcare workers must not be exempt from 5-day isolation rule-INMO, SIPTU, FORSA 2021-11-20 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

PUP to be reinstated for jobs lost in new restrictions 2021-12-03 [RTÉ]

More needed to accommodate employees with disabilities - IHREC 2021-12-03 [RTÉ]

NUJ pays tribute to Mary Maher 2021-12-02 [NUJ]

Halt of water flow into Tara Mines welcomed by SIPTU 2021-12-02 [Meath Chronicle]

Rush to introduce face masks in schools is counterproductive 2021-12-02 [Fórsa]

Pay proposals accepted by union members in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland 2021-12-02 [SIPTU]

Calls for reversal of wage subsidy cuts amid ‘collapse’ in festive bookings 2021-12-02 [Irish Times]

Christian Louboutin brand ambassador fired after selling too many lipsticks loses dismissal appeal 2021-12-02 [RTÉ]

Increasing pension age will ‘do little to save money’ according to SIPTU 2021-11-24 [Irish Independent]

SIPTU calls for reduced capacity on public transport to protect workers and passengers 2021-11-24 [SIPTU]

Suspension of gardaí strongly criticised at GRA conference 2021-11-24 [Irish Times]

Minister says new commission will expose Defence Forces ‘vulnerabilities’ 2021-11-24 [Irish Times]

Anti-corruption unit will ‘shield’ gardaí, GRA members assured 2021-11-24 [Irish Times]

Sick pay plans will place ‘disproportionate cost burden’ on employers, says Ibec 2021-11-24 [Irish Times]

Capacity crisis at Cork university hospital 2021-11-22 [INMO]

ICTU: Scrap 'inadequate' unemployment welfare system and link payments to past earnings 2021-11-15 [The Journal]

Unions to lodge pay claim for community and voluntary sector 2021-11-09 [SIPTU]

‘Substantial number’ of GPs have not had time off since pandemic began 2021-11-14 [Irish Times]

Irish Congress of Trade Unions calls for four-day work week 2021-11-03 [Irish Central]

SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with ministers on rising anti-social behaviour on public transport 2021-11-03 [SIPTU]

40 years on: Women recall changed times since enlisting in Defence Forces 2021-10-30 [RTÉ]

Unions reject flawed code on bogus contracts 2021-10-29 [NUJ]

Minister approves Labour Court recommendation for new minimum pay rates in the Construction Sector 2021-10-29 [DETE]

Hauliers claim lifting cap on worker permits ‘is not the issue’ 2021-10-29 [Irish Times]

Rail staff to vote on industrial action over lack of protection against ‘thuggery’ on trains 2021-10-29 [Irish Times]

Trade union chief warns ‘feral capitalism’ will resist expansion of collective bargaining 2021-10-27 [Irish Times]

Progress on talks over collective bargaining rights - ICTU 2021-10-26 [RTÉ]

Covid-19 antigen tests ‘reducing spread’ in meat plants 2021-10-26 [Irish Times]

Irish Prison Service withdraws appeal over rights of disabled officer 2021-10-26 [Irish Times]

Unions seek wealth tax and for employers to pay more to fund public services 2021-10-26 [Irish Times]

Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return 2021-10-23 [The Journal]

Jail for man who released rats at his workplace 2021-10-23 [BBC]

Healthcare staff 'disappointed' that booster vaccines have yet to be rolled out 2021-10-23 [RTÉ]

Unsafe conditions and low pay for migrants on Irish fishing boats exposed 2021-10-21 [The Guardian]

Teachers’ union in unprecedented threat of legal action against ICTU 2021-10-14 [Irish Times]

Workplace return in doubt as deputy CMO calls for people to keep working from home this autumn and winter if possible 2021-10-16 [Irish Independent]

SIPTU disappointed at scale of Lufthansa Technic redundancies 2021-10-16 [Clare Champion]

Waiting list plan must include integrated care 2021-10-16 [Fórsa]

SIPTU and CRH sign agreement on establishing works councils across Europe 2021-10-13 [SIPTU]

Connolly nurses protest over continued unsafe working conditions 2021-10-12 [INMO]

Hospital management must take action on unsafe nurse staffing levels at SVUH 2021-10-08 [INMO]

Unite demands change in new hospitality and tourism report 2021-10-09 [IUF]

October 7 World Day for Decent Work: A New Social Contract for Recovery and Resilience 2021-10-07 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Nearly 20 Irish businesses are joining an international trial of the four-day working week next year 2021-10-06 [Newstalk]

Funeral of Manus O’Riordan told he protected legacy of those who fought fascism 2021-10-03 [The Irish Times]

This month in labour history

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]

8-12-1908 James Larkin suspended from Dock Union organisers role by union leadership trying to curb his militancy. [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]

28-12-1908 Delegates, lead by James Larkin, meet to discuss formation of Irish Transport & General Workers Union. [more]