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January Congress Friday Briefing

For a very long time executive pay was a carefully preserved secret in Irish business. Elaborate excuses were frequently found to keep quiet about the value that company directors chose to put on their services and on the perks to which they deemed themselves entitled. Since the turn of the Millennium, however, all the Irish listed companies have been obliged to list, in some detail, their salaries and bonuses.... More

Closure of Head Office at Christmas

I wish to advise you that Head Office will be closed from 1:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will re-open at 9:00am on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.... More

Company Announcement and Factsheet - Acquisition of eir

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Acquisition of eir

You will be aware from media reports and from the announcement from the eir CEO, Richard Moat, that a majority stake in the company has been bought by the French multinational NJJ group and businessman, Xavier Niel... More

Congress Responds to Publication of Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

The ICTU General Secretary Patricia King responded to the publication today of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017... More

Congress Critical of Taoiseach's 'Insensitivity' on Housing & Homeless Crisis

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has critcised as 'highly insentitive' remarks from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar which claimed Ireland's rate of homelessness was low by international standards. ... More

Emergency Call Service contract award to BT Ireland sends out disturbing message on Government’s commitment to the rights of workers

CWU demands urgent examination of the circumstances surrounding the ‘re-award’ of the ECAS contract to BT Ireland... More

BT to close its defined benefit pension scheme

BT Group is expected tell staff this month that its defined benefit pension scheme will be closing to future accruals due to a massive deficit in its retirement scheme, according to reports.... More

Breakthrough to end kafala after new commitments from Qatar on workers’ rights

The International Trade Union Confederation welcomes the breakthrough from the Government of Qatar to end the kafala system of modern slavery... More

CWU Head Office Closure - Mon 16th Oct

Head Office will be closed today as a result of the severe weather warning issued by Met Éireann... More

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