Ploughing through
by Róisín McKane

Fórsa members will take to the picket lines later this week with members in Western Care and Ability West entering industrial action on Thursday 22nd September, and members at Enable Ireland Cork and Kerry on Friday 23rd September. SIPTU and INMO members working in the community and voluntary sector will also kick off industrial action in Mayo and Donegal tomorrow and Thursday as part of the ICTU-led Valuing Care, Valuing Community campaign. You can tweet your support for their action by clicking this link.


Cabinet is likely to approve a new system for the State pension today, confirming the retirement age at 66 but allowing people to work until 70 if they choose. 


The Examiner reports that groups representing healthcare workers have criticised an “incredulous” delay in receiving their pandemic bonus after it was revealed that the Government is now issuing a tender for the rollout.


The Journal has a run down on what we can expect in this week’s budget.


A Cork company has moved to four-day working week, working slightly longer days, after employees said they were unable to afford to come to work due to the rising cost of diesel and petrol. Read more on that here.


The Examiner looks at how local authorities can help wildlife in this piece.


And finally, The Indo reports on a SIPTU member who has pledged to continue campaign to improve pay rates for early years workers.



David Bowie brings us zen with 'Fame', which marks it's 47th birthday today. 


Have a good day folks. 





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