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The CSO Earnings Hours and Employment Costs Survey: Quarter 4, 2019 - the NERI view

Feb 26 2020, 14:00    ICTU

The latest Earnings Hours and Employment Costs Survey results for the final quarter of 2019 show a number of welcome trends for Irish employees. Averagehourly earnings were up 3.6% and average weeklyearningswere up 3.5% in the year toquarter 42019 to €24.17 and €783.62.With inflation of 1.1% over the same period this amounts to real term gains of 2.5 and 2.4%, respectively. Average weekly earnings were up in 12 out of 13 sectors with the largest increase in Accommodation and Food of …


  • Congress has four nominees to contest Labour Panel Seanad seats    ICTU Congress has four nominees for the Labour Panel to contest the Seanad Elections. Paul Gavan (SF) Martina Harkin-Kelly, (Non-Party) Michael Smyth,(FF) and Marie Sherlock (Labour Party) Paul Gavan (Sinn Féin) is currently one of the ICTU’s nominees to Seanad Éireann having being …
  • The Labour Force Survey: Quarter 4 2019 - NERI point to a growth in part-time work    ICTU The latest Labour Force Survey results for the final quarter of 2019 show a number of welcome trends in the Irish labour market. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the final quarter of 2019 from 5.6% in quarter 4 2018 amid strong employment growth of 79,900 or 3.5%. Long-term …
  • CE Workers Rally -“Unfinished business: Don’t ignore community services.”    ICTU Health workers in the community and voluntary sector joined community employment (CE) supervisors on Valentine’s day in a rally calling on the next government to address outstanding issues of pay and pensions in their respective sectors. Hundreds of community employment schemes around the …
  • Result of Responses of Support Received for ICTU General Election 2020 Charter    ICTU Please see here responses of support received for the ICTU Election Charter from most of the political parties/Independents. Read the Congress General Election 2020 Charter document and ask your candidates where they stand on these key issues.
  • Thousands turn out for Protest to highlight Childcare Crisis    ICTU Tens of thousands of childcare educators, providers and parents have staged a huge demonstration in Dublin city centre. The protesters called on the next Government to increase pay and funding for the sector and carried placards including, “the hand that rocks the cradle, rocks the nation, …
  • Education Unions Join Forces in Call for Incoming Government to Tackle Third Level Funding Deficit    ICTU Education Unions Join Forces in Call for Incoming Government to Tackle Third Level Funding Deficit Education unions affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have called on all parties contesting the election to ensure that the key issue of Third Level funding becomes a priority for any …
  • Shannonbridge protest march    ICTU Congress General Secretary Patricia King marched in solidary with over 500 people in Shannonbridge County Offaly on Saturday last. Bord na Móna workers have called for investment in “Just Transition” measures such as renewable energy production and home insulation to assist with …
  • Congress Backs Feb 1 Protest by Bord na Móna Workers    ICTU The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has backed a protest march to be held by Bord na Móna workers in Shannonbridge, County Offaly on Saturday, February 1. The rally and march have been organised by Bord na Móna workers and pensioners in protest at the failure to deliver a Just Transition …