# strike - Today’s News
The strike has been averted, but unions and the ESB disagree on whether the deal will add any liabilities to the company’s balance sheet.
ESB released a statement saying that the deal will not add any liabilities to their balance sheet, but unions disagreed.
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# strike - Yesterday’s News
Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…
The minister said the scheme made “marvellous progress in 2012″ and he hopes common sense will prevail at talks today.
# strike - Saturday 7 December, 2013
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Trade union Mandate criticised the move as “provocative” and urged the public to support workers.
The majority of the 17 Marks and Spencer stores around the country are closed today as staff take industrial action.
# strike - Friday 6 December, 2013
SIPTU members in Aer Lingus and the DAA are involved in a pension dispute.
# strike - Thursday 5 December, 2013
It was Education Minister Ruairí Quinn fielding questions in the Dáil this morning.
Quinn’s bill comes with five-year punishments for anyone who disrupts a network, but has been criticised by the government.
# strike - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Without power, our modern society cannot function normally – which is why workers at the ESB ought to be banned from striking and causing a total or partial power failure, writes Aaron McKenna.
# strike - Friday 29 November, 2013
Retail Excellence said stores will be forced to close for the duration of the strike and many may not reopen.
The staff are angered at the closing of their pension scheme.
# strike - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Today everyone’s been talking about the CRC senior staff top-ups, ESB strike action and the murder inquiry launched in Kerry.
The group of unions representing ESB workers said they would be proceeding with serving strike action notice tomorrow at 2pm.
There are hopes that industrial action which is due to begin on 16 December can be avoided.
# strike - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
The largest ESB union said it is now up to management to honour their agreement with workers on the company’s pension scheme.
“Nobody’s job is being threatened here, nobody is being asked to take an additional pay cut and nobody’s pension is under threat,” the Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said this morning.
# strike - Friday 22 November, 2013
ALONE said today that power cuts could leave older people more isolated and put some of them at serious risk.
The ESB Group of Unions met today and accepted an invitation to talks but have stated firmly that strike notice would be in place thereafter.
Employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action earlier this week
# strike - Thursday 21 November, 2013
Figures released today by the CSO shows that 6,718 days were lost to industrial disputes in the third quarter of this year.
# strike - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
The Tánaiste said the ESB dispute about pensions should be “resolved around the table”.
# strike - Monday 18 November, 2013
The ESB Group of Unions will meet on Friday to decide on the next step after 87.5 per cent voted for industrial action over a pension dispute.
# strike - Thursday 14 November, 2013
The IMO have warned however that NCHDs would “escalate the campaign” if the HSE failed to honour commitments.
# strike - Friday 8 November, 2013
The talks commenced this week after plans to close the cabin crew base at Shannon Airport were announced.
# strike - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
SIPTU said the acceptance of cost reduction proposals by the majority of workers indicated that any strike action would not have the level of unity required.
# strike - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
The commission said the meeting will centre solely around plans to close a cabin crew base in Shannon and not yesterday’s results of a ballot for industrial action.
# strike - Thursday 24 October, 2013
The country’s footballers are planning to protest because of new government proposals to hit top earners.
# strike - Thursday 17 October, 2013
Over 1,600 people were injured when the meteor struck the Chelyabinsk region of the Russian Urals.
Managers will also face sanctions if they do not comply with the new rules.
# strike - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
Workers at the postal service will strike for the first time in four years on 4 November.
Noel Dowling, who carried out a report on Dublin Bus, said he was ‘extremely worried’ about the company’s current situation.
Workers are taking industrial action in support of their colleagues at a Limerick branch who they say have been ‘locked out’ for more than three weeks.
# strike - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.
# strike - Saturday 12 October, 2013
The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.
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# strike - Thursday 10 October, 2013
The IMO says that talks will continue in an attempt to avert strike action next week.
# strike - Wednesday 9 October, 2013
The union’s committee will meet this morning and will also discuss the next stage of industrial action following the yesterday’s 24-hour strike.