Seventh workplace death on the Irish docks in the last two years sparks calls for urgent action

Today's labour news

Seventh workplace death on the Irish docks in the last two years sparks calls for urgent action 2019-08-17 [ITF]

Court hears minimum pay order for eletricians could cost jobs 2019-08-17 [Irish Times]

SIPTU says school building failures must result in change in public procurement policy 2019-08-17 [SIPTU]

New parental leave regulations coming into effect in September 2019-08-17 [RTÉ]

The real threat to tourism and hospitality 2019-08-16 [Irish Times]

SIPTU to meet with liquidators of Avara Shannon under auspices of WRC 2019-08-16 [SIPTU]

Son appeals for colleagues to give father who died in workplace accident guard of honour at funeral 2019-08-16 [Irish Examiner]

Northern Ireland Harland and Wolff: 'Positive talks' over shipyard future 2019-08-16 [BBC]

Ryanair to seek High Court injunction blocking pilot strike 2019-08-16 [RTÉ]

Union in plea to see minister after dock fatality 2019-08-15 [Irish Independent]

Fire crews threaten to strike over staffing as engines stand idle 2019-08-15 [Herald]

Ryanair pilots to strike for 48 hours on 22nd and 23rd August 2019-08-15 [Fórsa]

SIPTU calls for immediate action to prevent further port and dock tragedies 2019-08-15 [SIPTU]

Employers must plan for people living and working longer 2019-08-15 [irishexaminer.com]

Calls for new safety measures after truck driver dies at Dublin Port 2019-08-15 [Irish Times]

Hospital staff in Co Louth to take industrial action from later this month 2019-08-15 [Irish Times]

Ryanair accuses union of collapsing mediation talks 2019-08-15 [RTÉ]

Deliveroo calls for changes to employment law 2019-08-14 [RTÉ]

Concern over Deliveroo’s call for new worker laws 2019-08-14 [The Times]

Northern Ireland Leases on Harland and Wolff site limit redevelopment options 2019-08-14 [Irish Times]

Fórsa agrees to attend mediation over Ryanair dispute 2019-08-14 [Fórsa]

Talks aimed at resolving Ryanair pilot strike to take place today 2019-08-14 [Irish Examiner]

Four more weeks’ parental leave available from September 2019-08-14 [Irish Times]

Supreme Court decision addresses workplace disability dilemma 2019-08-12 [Irish Examiner]

Northern Ireland Ambulance crisis: Getting by 'on a wing and a prayer' 2019-08-12 [BBC]

Northern Ireland Harland and Wolff: former minister calls for imaginative thinking 2019-08-12 [BBC]

Lack of Naval Service armourers ‘a safety risk’ 2019-08-12 [Irish Times]

Northern Ireland Ambulance crew shortage: Second ROI ambulance crew drafted in 2019-08-11 [BBC]

Ryanair pilots in Ireland vote to strike over pay 2019-08-09 [Guardian]

SIPTU calls on all sides in beef dispute to seek early resolution to the crisis 2019-08-08 [SIPTU]

Labour Court backs pay rise for 6,400 health support workers 2019-08-06 [Irish Times]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland shipyard workers occupy yard that built the Titanic 2019-08-05 [IndustriALL]

Unions call foul play on Ryanair’s threatened job cuts 2019-08-05 [ITF]

At Printing House Square, Trinity is sucked into a labour fiasco – again 2019-08-04 [University Times]

Northern Ireland Harland and Wolff unions believe shipyard should be renationalised 2019-08-04 [irishtimes.com]

Minister's policies will undermine public service broadcasting and lead to job cuts 2019-08-03 [NUJ]

Brexit: Shock awaiting Irish firms ‘like nothing ever experienced’ 2019-08-03 [Irish Times]

Northern Ireland Fire Service cutting crews over budget pressures 2019-08-03 [BBC]

Government says it will close ‘unfair’ pay gap for hospital consultants 2019-08-03 [Irish Times]

Israel's Medical Lab Workers' Strike Is Over, Negotiations to Continue 2019-08-02 [Haaretz]

SIPTU calls for faster implementation of the new media charge 2019-08-02 [SIPTU]

Water referendum could take place next year 2019-08-01 [Fórsa]

SIPTU welcomes Supreme Court judgment in disability case 2019-08-01 [SIPTU]

Northern Ireland Harland and Wolff: Council to hold emergency meeting 2019-08-01 [BBC]

Northern Ireland Doctors warn pension tax puts pressure on health service 2019-08-01 [BBC]

Workers in southeast earn just over half the national average, survey finds 2019-08-01 [Irish Times]

Disabled SNA wins appeal over school’s refusal to re-employ 2019-08-01 [Irish Times]

Job cuts 'unavoidable' at Ryanair - CEO 2019-08-01 [RTÉ]

Meetings held to discuss future of Bord na Móna workers 2019-08-01 [RTÉ]

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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]