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  • Unions seek sex harassment law change 22 November 2017 - The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is seeking legal changes to make it easier for victims to report sexually abusive behaviour in the workplace. The move comes after weeks of intense focus on workplace sexual harassment in Ireland and across the globe. Congress general secretary Patricia King has written to employment affairs minister Regina Doherty, […]
  • Irish Water clarifies jobs plan 21 November 2017 - The managing director of Irish Water has confirmed to IMPACT and other unions that its ‘service level agreements (SLAs) with local authorities will remain in place “until such time as an alternative is agreed,” and that no workers will lose their jobs if the company can negotiate agreement on its plans to phase out SLAs […]
  • New union Fórsa backed by landslide 20 November 2017 - A new public service union called Fórsa, with over 80,000 members, will come into being in early 2018 after the members of IMPACT, the Civil, Public and Services Union (CPSU), and the Public Service Executive Union (PSEU) voted overwhelmingly to amalgamate the three organisations. Eighty-six percent of IMPACT members who voted backed the merger. CPSU […]