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Karan Casey performing at SIPTU Dublin District Council #Connolly150 event

A new series of short documentary films outlining the story of the Irish Citizen Army was launched by the SIPTU Dublin District Council at an event in Liberty Hall on Tuesday, 5th June evening.

SIPTU welcomes payment of outstanding wages to Bray Wanderers FC players

SIPTU representatives have welcomed the confirmation that outstanding wages and arrears due to the players of Bray Wanderers FC are being processed this evening (Thursday, 19th July). Read More

National Minimum Wage continues to chase the Living Wage as the economy roars - Congress

Today, the Low Pay Commission recommended to the Government that the hourly rate of the National Minimum Wage be increased by 0.25c, from €9.55 to €9.80 per hour. Workers on a 39-hours contract would see their gross wage increase by €9.75 a week under this proposal. Read More

SIPTU meets Liebherr management in relation to proposed three-day week

SIPTU representatives are in negotiations with the management of Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd concerning a proposal to place workers on a three-day working week and the suspension of the sick pay scheme at its manufacturing plant in Killarney, county Kerry. Read More

La na mBan commemoration

SIPTU commemorated Lá na mBan 1918 at an event outside the Mansion House, Dublin on Saturday, 9th June. The commemoration was staged on a 19th Century tram and included recitals and performances by Sabina Higgins and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. 

Freelance workers mark 150th Anniversary of James Connolly

On Tuesday, 5th June, a Fighting for Freelances’ seminar was organised jointly by SIPTU, the National Union of Journalists in Ireland Musicians Union of Ireland and Irish Equity.

ISA pay win boost for Section 39 workers ahead of pay talks

SIPTU members in the Irish Society for Autism won over €400,000 owed to them as part of the wider campaign of pay justice for Section 39 workers.

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Dublin District Council launches series of documentary films on the ICA

The Citizen Army played a crucial role in not only winning a degree of political freedom for the working class of Ireland but also invigorating the cultural and social life of Dublin. Its struggles are ones that should inspire future generations of political activists.