Current Issue, 2nd September 2015
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Lead News Items
The Department of Education has told the Dublin Institute of Technology that it is not in a position to implement a Labour Court recommendation for over 50 laboratory/class aides, even though the recommendation is binding under the Haddington Road Agreement.
A former director of Earagail Eisc Teoranta (Errigal) has won €24,000 in an age discrimination claim against the company, primarily because he had no knowledge of the company’s fixed retirement age of 65.
A senior HSE manager with a high level responsibility has succeeded in the High Court in a bid to restrain her employer from reassigning her temporarily from her current position, and the appointment of another person in her place.
Celtic Linen workers back major restructuring deal, new 7-day operation
A major restructuring at the laundry firm Celtic Linen has saved most of the jobs, with a move to seven-day operation, outsourcing of logistics, changes in the supervisory structure, and flexibility with public holidays. The 62 redundancies that will take place will be financed from the Social Insurance Fund. (Read more>)
PUBLIC SERVICE PAY
Decision on new public pay systems a matter for next Government
The Government will adopt a new method of determining pay for office holders and other higher paid public servants "in the future", according to the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Brendan Howlin, recently. In other words, there will be no firm decision on this question this side of the next general election. (Read more>)
Dublin fire fighters to decide on course of action this week
Firefighters in the Dublin region are to decide this week on whether to take industrial action in a dispute over recruitment.