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Unite to ballot public sector members on strike action [RTÉ] 2022-08-06


Today's labour news

SIPTU-backed water service workers protest in Cork 2022-08-06 [Irish Examiner]

Ball is in Apple’s court’ regarding Cork workers' pay dispute, says SIPTU 2022-08-06 []

Large primary school class sizes a ‘national embarassment’, says union 2022-08-06 [Irish Times]

Fine Gael councillor tells WRC his redundancy was a ‘sham’ after falling-out with owner 2022-08-06 [Irish Times]

Northern Ireland Council strike paused for fresh talks 2022-08-06 [BBC]

Unite to ballot public sector members on strike action 2022-08-06 [RTÉ]

INMO join cost of living campaign 2022-08-05 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

TSSA welcomes plans for Limerick to Foynes rail line 2022-08-03 [TSSA]

Nurses warn of winter 'twindemic' if overcrowding in hospitals is not addressed 2022-07-31 [The Journal]

Ballots to commence after union backs public service pay campaign 2022-07-28 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Climate debate heating up 2022-07-26 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

The housing crisis-what can be done? 2022-07-25 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

New workers right to sick pay a positive legacy of pandemic-ICTU 2022-07-24 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Tips law will put money into the pockets of hospitality workers 2022-07-24 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Community sector pay dispute to escalate 2022-07-18 [Fórsa]

Public service pay campaign to include ballots 2022-07-17 [Fórsa]

Northern Ireland Unite strike: Industrial action over pay suspended 2022-07-17 [BBC]

Hospital overcrowding in Galway a cause for concern 2022-07-16 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Public service pay campaign to include industrial action ballots 2022-07-16 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Raise the roof housing campaign calls for radical change 2022-07-06 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Long Covid should be treated as workplace injury, INMO says 2022-07-04 []

Dublin Airport security staff warn DAA bosses that they will refuse to train Army 2022-07-04 [Belfast Telegraph]

Galway Rape Crisis Centre workers to strike to highlight failure on pay 2022-07-04 [SIPTU]

ICTU Film and Television Construction Group of Unions accept new National Construction Agreement 2022-07-04 [SIPTU]

Community Sector workers in seven more counties vote to join pay dispute strike action 2022-07-04 [SIPTU]

Capital has triumphed over labour and unions are the answer 2022-07-04 [Irish Times]

Use of troops at Dublin Airport could 'make matters worse' - TD 2022-07-04 [RTÉ]

NBRU expresses 'disgust' at NTA comments 2022-06-30 [RTÉ]

Unions say public service pay offer 'not credible' 2022-06-30 [RTÉ]

Farmer accused of stealing waste flour from Pat the Baker wins €13,400 over unfair dismissal 2022-06-29 [Irish Times]

Community sector strike escalates following government failure to engage with unions 2022-06-29 [SIPTU]

Government to make changes to rules for tips and service charges 2022-06-29 [RTÉ]

Clarity needed on Defence Forces' role in airport security - PDFORRA 2022-06-29 [RTÉ]

Northern Ireland Caterpillar bypasses union to put new pay offer directly to employees 2022-06-28 [Irish News]

SIPTU members at Bausch and Lomb in pay ballot 2022-06-18 [RTÉ]

Cost of living protests to take place around the country 2022-06-18 [RTÉ]

Public sector pay talks stall as unions reject 5% increase over two years 2022-06-17 [Irish Times]

Trade unions call for quicker rollout of living wage 2022-06-16 [Irish Examiner]

SIPTU welcomes garda immigration operation at meat factory 2022-06-16 [Agriland]

SIPTU suspends industrial action to facilitate WRC talks in Bausch and Lomb dispute 2022-06-16 [SIPTU]

SIPTU members in care and community organisations ballot for strike action 2022-06-16 [SIPTU]

Pay talks intensify amid rising costs 2022-06-14 [Fórsa]

St John of God ordered to pay €45k for refusing to allow pregnant employee work remotely during pandemic 2022-06-04 [Irish Times]

Barristers sign petition to improve ‘miserable' payments 2022-06-04 [Irish Times]

Congress solidarity with Myanmar people and workers 2022-06-04 [Irish Congress of Trade Unions]

Northern Ireland Hyster-Yale is latest firm planning strike action over pay 2022-06-01 [Irish News]

Tesco Ireland announces 10% pay increase for staff 2022-06-01 [RTÉ]

SIPTU blames lower pay for delay in replacing staff as Dublin Airport says it will add extra security lanes at peak times 2022-06-01 [Irish Independent]

SIPTU ready to ballot staff at Limerick-based fire communications centre over safety concerns 2022-06-01 [Limerick Leader]

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This month in labour history

1-08-1837 Baptism of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (birthdate unknown). Labour organizer & cofounder of the Industrial Workers of the World. [more]

12-08-1907 Police kill two strikers on Falls Road in Belfast during dock strike that united Protestants and Catholics. [more]

15-08-1913 Dublin newspaper boys attack delivery vans after 40 of their colleagues are sacked for organising at the Irish Independent. [more]

26-08-1913 Members of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union in Dublin go on strike for union recognition. The response of the employers is a city-wide lock-out. [more]

26-08-1913 The start of the Dublin Lockout as about 20,000 workers are locked-out by employers trying to break their union. [more]

28-08-1913 Jim Larkin is arrested for 'seditious speaking' on the third day of the Dublin transport strike, but released later in the day. [more]

29-08-1913 Jim Larkin burns a government proclamation banning public gatherings, in front of a meeting of 10,000 workers [more]

30-08-1913 James Connolly is sentenced to three months in prison for incitement, as the Dublin strike continues. [more]

30-08-1913 Two workers, John Byrne and James Nolan, are beaten by police in separate attacks, and both die of their wounds in hospital. [more]