Ireland’s Labour Court marked its 75th anniversary on 23rd September. The court’s prestigious history and crucial role in the development of the State was celebrated on social media on #IrelandThenAndNow.
Talks on a long-term framework for ‘blended working’ in the civil service got underway last Friday (24th September) and intensified this week. The aim is to agree a long-term framework for managing remote working, which will supersede arrangements put in place during the pandemic.
Fórsa is seeking additional staff in the Department of Social Protection to underpin services and reflect the increased numbers of people on the live register. Staffing in Intreo centres is currently inadequate to restore normal ‘pre-Covid’ opening hours the union says.
The independent body established to make recommendations on the implementation of a Government commitment to resolve the issue of the so-called ‘Haddington Road hours’ resumed work this month, following the summer break.
The living wage has reached €12.90 an hour, well above the official statutory minimum wage of €10.20. That’s because rent increases, transport and energy costs have pushed the measure up by 60 cent in the last year, according to the Living Wage Technical Group.