by Róisín McKane

Covid-19 vaccine booster shots are to be given to healthcare workers from next weekend.


Student nurses in their fourth-year internship are to receive an increase in payments of about 12.5 per cent under proposals to be put forward by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.


Government will seek a further extension to the Covid-19 emergency powers in the Dáil today. The three-month extension would see measures such as mask wearing and the use of vaccine passports remain law until February next year


A constituent has made a complaint about a serving TD's performance to the Workplace Relations Commission, according to The Examiner.


The National Bus and Rail Union began balloting its members for industrial action yesterday over health and safety concerns in an unsafe workplace. Elsewhere, The Times reflects on the personal stories told by Irish Rail staff of their experiences while working on train services, which was set out in a letter to Government and company executives last week.


Workers at some Amazon warehouses in Germany began strike action yesterday, as part of a long-running battle with the US tech giant over better pay and working conditions.


And finally, SIPTU representatives have called on Government to ensure that the legacy of the pandemic is a well-funded, properly staffed, dynamic, local public service model that can boost the living standards of workers and communities. Read more on that here.



Stevie Wonder brings us our morning zen. You Haven't Done Nothin', is 47 years old this week. Some table quiz trivia - this was the singers fourth US No.1 and the track featured The Jackson Five on backing vocals.


Have a good day folks. 








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