How trade unions helped lay the foundations for a tectonic shift in politics

Today's labour news

Northern Ireland Almost 1,800 manufacturing jobs lost in 2019: report 2020-02-18 [Belfast Telegraph]

Western Alzheimers facing one-day shutdown in Ballindine 2020-02-18 [Mayo News]

Paddy Power threatens to report union reps to gardaí over shop visits 2020-02-17 [Sunday Business Post]

Trade union recognition 'should be mandatory' following threats against Mandate 2020-02-17 [echolive.ie]

Worker loses appeal against finding that communication was a grievance and not a protected disclosure 2020-02-17 [Irish Legal News]

Job losses announced at Arise Limerick Contact Centre 2020-02-17 [contact-centres]

Northern Ireland Strike action paused at Allied Bakeries for ballot after company makes improved offer 2020-02-17 [Unite]

Northern Ireland Unions call off strike action at Allied Bakeries 2020-02-17 [FoodManufacture.co.uk]

SouthDoc staff across Cork to strike later this week 2020-02-17 [echolive.ie]

Ten arrested in immigrant worker search operations 2020-02-17 [Irish Times]

Northern Ireland Bakery workers claim strike could disrupt Pancake Tuesday 2020-02-16 [irishtimes.com]

State-funded health agency and social services staff to strike 2020-02-15 [Irish Times]

SIPTU members in Sue Ryder Foundation in Carlow to conduct work stoppage 2020-02-15 [SIPTU]

Members of staff in St Patrick's Mental Health Services began indefinite strike this morning 2020-02-14 [Kfm]

New Government must deliver pay and pensions justice for workers in community services 2020-02-14 [Fórsa]

OECD report: Pension age at 65 and unchecked healthcare will add to debt levels 2020-02-14 [irishexaminer.com]

Hundreds of community employment scheme supervisors to strike 2020-02-14 [Irish Times]

Leader of largest Garda association forced out after surprise vote result 2020-02-14 [Irish Times]

Community employment schemes hit by strike action 2020-02-14 [RTÉ]

How trade unions helped lay the foundations for a tectonic shift in politics 2020-02-13 [Equal Times]

Why tech has huge hidden costs in the workplace 2020-02-13 [irishexaminer.com]

Just Transition Commissioner appeals for BnM workers to wait for clarity on employment 2020-02-13 [RTÉ]

Election 2020: Industrial relations challenges await the next government 2020-02-11 [Irish Times]

Indeed workers told to work from home due to virus precautions 2020-02-10 [RTÉ]

Election 2020: Sinn Fein push to form government as high-profile figures lose seats 2020-02-09 [Irish Times]

Key questions for canvassers 2020-02-08 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Northern Ireland Teaching unions hit out at proposals to introduce mandatory autism training 2020-02-07 [Belfast Telegraph]

Staff to protest over outsourcing at St. Patrick's Mental Health Services 2020-02-07 [Kfm]

Thousands to march in Dublin demanding a ‘new deal’ for childcare 2020-02-05 [SIPTU]

Thousands taking part in protest over childcare 'crisis' 2020-02-05 [RTÉ]

Parties respond to Fórsa election questions 2020-02-05 [Fórsa]

Teachers strike for equal pay 2020-02-05 [Education International]

'Dual union' schools face strike difficulties 2020-02-04 [RTÉ]

SIPTU Carlow/Kilkenny calls on workers to vote for parties backing STOP67 campaign 2020-02-03 [Kilkenny People]

Food growers argue foreign workers needed to sustain industry 2020-02-03 [Irish Times]

Teachers not involved in strike may have to pass picket lines to be paid 2020-02-03 [Irish Times]

Northern Ireland PSNI chief says force plans to attract new recruits from more diverse backgrounds 2020-02-01 [Belfast Telegraph]

Public servants #GE2020 poll 2020-02-01 [Fórsa]

'We've given our life to Bord na Móna': Workers protest Offaly station closure 2020-02-01 [Irish Examiner]

44 personnel have left naval service since vessels tied up 2020-02-01 [Irish Examiner]

Gardaí can now access Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court 2020-02-01 [Irish Times]

Schools put contingency plans in place ahead of TUI strike 2020-01-31 [RTÉ]

Crèches closing for protest will receive State funds - Minister confirms as she says she 'has always supported better pay for Childcare Professionals' 2020-01-31 [Irish Independent]

500 home helps vote in favour of strike action over pay 2020-01-31 [RTÉ]

SIPTU members in FAI welcome the success of their campaign to secure extra funding 2020-01-31 [SIPTU]

INMO seeking details from HSE about coronavirus preparations 2020-01-31 [Irish Examiner]

Worker seen belly dancing while off sick loses action against Dunnes 2020-01-31 [RTÉ]

Social Justice Ireland calls for minimum wage increase 2020-01-31 [RTÉ]

Early Years Alliance calls on government to reverse decision to cut funding to services 2020-01-30 [SIPTU]

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This month in labour history

11-02-1959 The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is founded as two rival union centres dissolve themselves. [more]