In protest
by Róisín McKane

Public service pay scales are being amended to reflect increases of 1% of gross pay, or €500 a year, whichever is the greater, which kicked in last Friday. Read more on that here


Business group Ibec has said the National Development Plan is an important next step in the delivery of an ambitious programme of world class public services and infrastructure development. But the construction industry has warned that it will only work if certain "systemic barriers" to project delivery are removed.


Focus Ireland has called on the Government to set annual targets to meet the pledge to end homelessness by 2030.


Tech giants including Facebook and Google are losing their status as Ireland’s employers of choice as more people eye jobs in the public sector, according to The Indo. And one in 20 workers are hoping to switch jobs before Christmas, according to a recent survey.


PDForra are set to begin their conference this week, with debates on pay, personnel, and retention concerns on the agenda. 


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are now back up and running after being shuttered by a global outage on Monday.


Tesla to pay more than $130 million in damages to a black former worker, finding he was subjected to a racially hostile work environment.


And finally, The Times reports that the services sector continued to expand last month with September completing the strongest quarter since early 2006.




This may not be for everyone, but Deep Blue Something bring us our zen this morning. Their 1996 hit 'Breakfast at Tiffany's" is 25 years old this week. 


Have a good day folks. 



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