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Strike threat from medical scientists who conduct hospital Covid-19 tests [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-15

'Close contact' health workers called back to work [RTÉ] 2021-01-13

SIPTU says Minister for Health must act now to remove roadblocks to health service recruitment [SIPTU] 2021-01-09

Partial reopening of schools is ‘rushed and reckless’ – teachers’ union [Irish Times] 2021-01-06

Creches, childcare facilities having to open this week ‘beggars belief’, sector says [Irish Times] 2021-01-01

Guard of honour for Covid ward nurse who died from virus [Irish Independent] 2021-01-01

Silence from Department of Health as public health doctors prepare for strike [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-24

Defence Forces ordered to pay out over discrimination against female captain [RTÉ] 2020-12-23

Low wage earners bear the brunt of Covid-19 income hit [irishexaminer.com] 2020-12-22

Dream turns to ‘nightmare’ for eastern European seasonal workers [Balkan Insight] 2020-12-18

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Today's labour news


Financial union criticises refusal by Government to make face coverings mandatory for customers 2021-01-15 [RTÉ]

Call for ‘coherent approach’ in roll-out of vaccine for food processing workers 2021-01-15 [AgriLand]

Staff being asked to go into the workplace unnecessarily, SIPTU says 2021-01-15 [Irish Times]

SIPTU dispute Bord na Móna's claims regarding workers 2021-01-15 [Midlands 103]

Fórsa welcomes Government’s remote working strategy 2021-01-15 [Fórsa]

SIPTU says safe functioning of the health service in grave danger 2021-01-15 [SIPTU]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Moy Park firms to introduce rapid testing 2021-01-15 [RTÉ]

Strike threat from medical scientists who conduct hospital Covid-19 tests 2021-01-15 [Irish Examiner]

Tánaiste: €292k salary will 'no doubt' prompt demands from other civil servants 2021-01-15 [Irish Examiner]

Employees to be given right to request remote working under Government plan 2021-01-15 [RTÉ]

Guidance expected on reopening special schools 2021-01-15 [RTÉ]

Dublin paramedics have Covid-19 vaccination appointments cancelled 2021-01-15 [Irish Times]

Calls for meat processing workers to get priority access to Covid-19 vaccination 2021-01-13 [Farming Independent]

SIPTU concerned about delays for ambulances at emergency departments 2021-01-13 [SIPTU]

Northern Ireland Education minister challenged on staffing levels amid absences at special schools 2021-01-13 [Irish News]

'We’re still on strike' - Former Debenhams staff overwhelmingly reject Government deal 2021-01-13 [Irish Examiner]

Union calls for vaccine priority for teachers 2021-01-13 [Irish Examiner]

Retail workers seek early access to Covid-19 vaccine 2021-01-13 [Irish Times]

Former Debenhams staff seek cash rather than proposed €3m training fund 2021-01-13 [Irish Times]

Union to support reopening special needs schools if concerns addressed 2021-01-13 [Irish Times]

Proposed pay rise for health chief creates €1m liability, Dáil hears 2021-01-13 [Irish Times]

'Close contact' health workers called back to work 2021-01-13 [RTÉ]

Northern Ireland Covid-19: Special needs teachers 'overlooked by Stormont' 2021-01-11 [BBC]

Call to vaccinate special education staff to speed up schools reopening 2021-01-11 [Irish Times]

New emergency COVID protocols across HSE-IMNO executive council 2021-01-10 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Bonus to nurses and midwives 'not permitted ' under agreement, says Donnelly 2021-01-10 [Irish Examiner]

'Freefall' in hospital staffing: IMNO executive calls emergency meeting 2021-01-10 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Education minister and unions agree on Leaving Cert but no deal over schools’ return 2021-01-09 [Irish Independent]

'A fire that's burned continually since March is now raging out of control': Unions question HSE recruitment pledges 2021-01-09 [The Journal]

SIPTU says Minister for Health must act now to remove roadblocks to health service recruitment 2021-01-09 [SIPTU]

Northern Ireland Brexit: agriculture minister warns of job losses and food shortages 2021-01-09 [BBC]

Bonus to nurses and midwives 'not permitted' under agreement, says Minister 2021-01-09 [Irish Examiner]

'Extremely stressed' single parents fear losing their job over school closures 2021-01-09 [Irish Examiner]

Health minister under pressure over childcare arrangements for essential workers 2021-01-07 [Irish Examiner]

Urgent care for children of health workers must be provided 2021-01-07 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Paramedics 'furious' over vaccine delays 2021-01-06 [Irish Examiner]

New lockdown plans for special education ‘unrealistic’ 2021-01-06 [Fórsa]

'Children cannot be left alone' — health workers plea for support if schools to stay shut 2021-01-06 [Irish Examiner]

Thousands of workers face tax bill 'up to €1,400' for Covid wage subsidies 2021-01-06 [Irish Examiner]

'Imperative' gardaí are vaccinated as soon as possible, garda union says 2021-01-06 [Irish Examiner]

Partial reopening of schools is ‘rushed and reckless’ – teachers’ union 2021-01-06 [Irish Times]

'Obsolete': nurse and midwife students react to pandemic report 2021-01-05 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Hospitals under 'extreme pressure' 2021-01-05 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

4,500 student nurses to receive new grant during hospital placements 2021-01-04 [RTÉ]

Childcare sector seeks clarity on who to prioritise 2021-01-04 [RTÉ]

Covid-19: Teachers to seek assurance s that schools are safe to open 2021-01-03 [Irish Times]

Parents and school staff conflicted about a return to class 2021-01-02 [Irish Examiner]

'Unacceptabe': Over 50,000 on trolleys in year of the pandemic 2021-01-02 [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization]

Health nd safety of students and school staff must be of paramount importance-TUI 2021-01-01 [Teachers Union of Ireland]

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This month in labour history


4-01-1913 The funeral of 16 year old Alicia Brady, killed by a scab's bullet during the Dublin Lockout, takes place. Mourners include Jim Larkin & James Connolly. [more]

18-01-1913 Jim Larkin addresses a crowd of Dublin workers in Croydon Park, telling them to go back to work on the best available terms. [more]

24-01-1919 Staff barricaded themselves inside the Monaghan Lunatic Asylum and declared a Soviet. They also made demands on pay and working hours, including equal pay for women. They won their demands in February. [more]

31-01-1913 Building labourers return to work after the Dublin lock-out, signing a pledge to remain outside the ITGWU. [more]