Meat plants hit by outbreaks should not open - Health Minister

Today's labour news

Beirut explosion: IMNO message of sympathy and solidarity 2020-08-09 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

INMO protests closure of three Dublin nursing homes amid Covid crisis 2020-08-09 [Irish Examiner]

FAI delegates agree to work within terms of Memorandum of Understanding 2020-08-09 [RTÉ]

Union: meat plant workers with Covid-19 are going back to work 2020-08-09 [Sunday Business Post]

Northern Ireland Aviation workers hold protest at Belfast airport 2020-08-09 [RTÉ]

Meat plants hit by outbreaks should not open - Health Minister 2020-08-09 [RTÉ]

Lunchtime protest at St Monica's 2020-08-07 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Union calls for mandatory Covid-19 testing for meat industry workers 2020-08-07 [irishexaminer.com]

80 virus cases at Kildare factory - many asymptomatic 2020-08-07 [RTÉ]

Coronavirus: Meat factories are the 'perfect storm' for spread of Covid-19, says union rep 2020-08-07 [Irish Mirror]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Union concern about full-time return to school 2020-08-07 [BBC]

Production at Brady’s Ham plant in Kildare stops after 80 staff test positive for Covid-19 2020-08-07 [Irish Times]

College students face wearing masks in lecture halls under new guidelines 2020-08-06 [Irish Independent]

Irish Equity concerned at remarks by Minister for Social Protection about artists 2020-08-06 [SIPTU]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Some employers getting staff back to the office 2020-08-06 [BBC]

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic 2020-08-04 [The Journal]

Northern Ireland SIPTU general secretary expresses sincere condolences on death of ‘extraordinary’ John Hume 2020-08-04 [SIPTU]

ASTI seeks agreement on pay as State plans to hire 1,000 teachers 2020-08-04 [Irish Times]

Ethics watchdog backs staff called ‘lazy’ by FF TD 2020-08-04 [Irish Times]

Thousands back petition demanding State aid for Aer Lingus 2020-08-03 [Irish Times]

Flexitime returns following Fórsa pressure 2020-08-03 [Fórsa]

Covid-19: Senior public servants warn against any moves back to offices 2020-08-03 [Irish Times]

'Lawful but preferably not': Debenhams, Clery's and the future of collective redundancies 2020-08-02 [The Journal]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus complaints made against 336 companies 2020-08-02 [BBC]

Aer Lingus job cuts could affect future viability of Cork and Shannon airports 2020-08-01 [Irish Examiner]

TD's public servants critique fails to resonate with Taoiseach 2020-08-01 [Irish Times]

Bus Éireann to conduct drink and drugs tests on staff via private firm 2020-08-01 [Irish Times]

Pet food workers hit by Covid moved out of Direct Provision centres 2020-08-01 [RTÉ]

SIPTU meets with BorgWarner management to discuss closure of Tralee plant 2020-07-30 [SIPTU]

Why is St. Mary's Home beside planned new national maternity hospital being closed by Sisters of Charity? 2020-07-24 [Hot Press]

Plan to fully reopen schools at the end of August to be unveiled 2020-07-24 [Irish Times]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Union's mass testing demand as Moy Park workers test positive 2020-07-24 [Belfast Telegraph]

'Tsunami of redundancies' coming in the aviation sector, SIPTU warns 2020-07-24 [Newstalk]

SIPTU seeks oversight by worker representatives of stimulus grants 2020-07-24 [SIPTU]

€7bn July stimulus aims to 'protect as many jobs as possible' 2020-07-24 [irishexaminer.com]

Northern Ireland NHS pay rates: Senior health executives sue department 2020-07-24 [BBC]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus outbreak at Moy Park's Ballymena site 2020-07-23 [BBC]

Second Dublin building site closes after Covid-19 case 2020-07-23 [RTÉ]

Unions call for Health and Safety Authority to investigate Covid cases in healthcare staff 2020-07-22 [Irish Examiner]

Financial support pledged for childminders, parents who look after own children 2020-07-22 [SIPTU]

Covid-19 crisis has exposed serious flaws in third level funding model 2020-07-22 [SIPTU]

Locum doctor becomes eighth health worker to succumb to Covid-19 2020-07-22 [Irish Examiner]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Hospitality workers in protest to demand say in reopening 2020-07-21 [Belfast Telegraph]

Trade union praises construction company behind Townsend Street site Covid-19 outbreak for acting quickly 2020-07-21 [Dublin Live]

PPE shortage endangered lives of health workers, SIPTU says 2020-07-21 [Irish Times]

Survey shows sharp drop in income for childcare workers since return to work 2020-07-21 [SIPTU]

Committee to hear healthcare workers may have failed to declare coronavirus symptoms 2020-07-21 [Irish Examiner]

Coronavirus: Concerns over workplace outbreaks 2020-07-21 [BBC]

IMO urges State to stockpile PPE for possible future surge 2020-07-21 [RTÉ]

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This month in labour history

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]