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Thousands demand declaration of a housing emergency

Trade unionists, students housing activists and concerned members of the public came together at the 15,000 strong a ‘Raise the Roof’ rally outside Dáil Éireann in central Dublin on Thursday, 3rd October to call on the Government to immediately declare a housing emergency.

Brexit impasse puts workers in Ireland at risk

The decision by Theresa May to postpone today’s planned vote on the Brexit deal negotiated between London and Brussels puts workers in Ireland at risk regarding the potential effect on jobs and workers’ rights according to SIPTU, Deputy General Secretary, Gerry McCormack. Read More

SIPTU representatives acknowledge Aer Lingus apology

SIPTU representatives have today (Friday, 7th December) acknowledged an apology made by Aer Lingus senior management for the “hurt and upset” caused by a recent newspaper article concerning its claimed loss of millions of euros worth of stock at the company. Read More

SIPTU members vote overwhelmingly in favour of Section 39 pay proposals

SIPTU members working in Section 39 organisations have voted overwhelmingly to accept the terms of Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals aimed at resolving pay injustice in the sector. The result of the national ballot, confirming 90% of votes cast were in support of the proposals, was announced today (Tuesday, 4th December) in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Read More

SIPTU calls for greater protections for precarious workers

SIPTU delegates attending the Manufacturing Division Biennial Delegate Conference in Castlebar, County Mayo last week voted unanimously voted in favour of a motion calling for greater protections for precarious workers against harassment and bullying.

Services Conference wrap up with TUC Policy Officer Sarah Collins

The SIPTU Services Division Biennial Delegate Conference was attended by over 170 delegates from across the service industries including cleaning, security, sport, retail, the arts and finance.

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Pay Justice for Section 39 workers campaign. The story so far.

In October 2017, SIPTU launched a campaign to win pay justice for Section 39 workers.

SIPTU porters in Limerick Hospital take a stand

On Thursday, 8th November, SIPTU members working as porters at University Hospital Limerick held the first of many planned four-hour stoppages over the refusal of management to engage with their union and address the workers' concerns.