Air traffic controllers launch safety campaign

Air traffic controllers across Europe have launched a campaign in opposition to European Commission proposals that contradict European treaty articles protecting the right to strike. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and Air Traffic Controllers European Unions’ Coordination (ATCEUC) have joined forces to launch an online petition under the banner ‘Our Rights, Your Safety.’ The […]

Air traffic controllers launch safety campaign

Irish-based Ryanair pilots to strike on 20th December

Ryanair pilots who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA), a branch of IMPACT trade union, have this afternoon (Tuesday) served company management with notice of a one-day strike on Wednesday 20th December. Irish-based directly-employed pilots, mostly captains, will withdraw their labour in an action that IMPACT says will either disrupt flights or […]

Irish-based Ryanair pilots to strike on 20th December

Precarious work now common

Precarious work has now spread across the economy, and the Government needs to act to bolster job security and decent pay, according to a new report from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Insecure and Uncertain: Precarious Work in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland,  reveals that 8% of the Republic’s workforce – or […]

Precarious work now common

Hidden Heroes: The unseen heroes of our health system

IMPACT’s campaign to defend the #HiddenHeroes of our health services continues today (Monday 11th December) with Siobhán Curran, focusing on her work on health promotion in the HSE’s communications department. IMPACT national secretary Eamonn Donnelly said the union wanted to explain that all staff play an important part in delivering quality health services. “It’s often suggested […]

Hidden Heroes: The unseen heroes of our health system

School secretaries feature in RTE precarious work report

Members of IMPACT’s School Secretaries branch took part in a special report on RTE’s Drivetime programme, broadcast on Tuesday 5th December, highlighting the issue of precarious work. The segment, by reporter Barry Lenihan, followed a number of case studies on precarious work. Previously, the programme had covered the issue in the construction, finance and hospitality sectors. The […]

School secretaries feature in RTE precarious work report

Sleepover pay in play

  The HSE has said it intends to pay outstanding sleepover payments to directly-employed staff in the intellectual disability and mental health services before the end of this year. IMPACT won the commitment in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), where further talks on the need for extra resources to properly structure sleepover rosters will start […]

Sleepover pay in play