ITF Seafarers’ Trust pledges £1 million to support seafarers and maintain welfare services hit by Covid-19

31 March 2020

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust (ITFST) is today launching an emergency fund to address the impact of the global pandemic on seafarers and their families. The fund also aims to provide a lifeline for welfare services at risk due to the financial impact the virus has had on business and fundraising and activities.
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Early Years Alliance calls on government to reverse decision to cut funding to services

30 January 2020

The Early Years Alliance has called on the Government to reverse the decision to cut funding to Early Years Services which are closing to allow providers and staff to attend the childcare protest in Dublin next Wednesday (5th February) but opening on an alternative date.
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Congress writes to Minister Coveney re US Sanctions on Venezuela

22 August 2019

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Congress) has written to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, seeking urgent Irish Government and EU action in response to the recent escalation of sanctions by the US against the government and people of Venezuela. The Trump administration has recently introduced a range of unilateral measures which will inflict further massive damage on the already struggling economy and people of Venezuela.
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Congress welcomes adoption of new ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

21 June 2019

Today the historic centenary conference of the ILO adopted a new ILO Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.
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Building a “Just Transition” Conference - the future of Bord na Móna employees

30 April 2019

A major conference organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has recommended that work begin immediately to establish a “Just Transition” Forum for the Midlands to identify key measures and supports that will be required by Bord na Móna staff and communities. Thousands of workers are currently involved in peat extraction and the company is currently seeking voluntary redundancies as restructuring takes place.
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ICTU Statement on Bogus Self-Employment Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee

31 January 2019

The practice of mis-classifying workers as self employed has been a problem in Ireland for a number of years. When a worker is mis-classified there are very negative consequences for him or her, and a significant financial loss to the State. However, there are very significant benefits to the person who in normal circumstances would be his or her employer. This incentive has led a number of employers in a number of sectors of the economy seeking to mis-classify workers.
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Major Civil Society Groups to Stage National Housing Rally on May 18

25 April 2019

Trade unions, student unions, women’s groups, community organisations, political parties and housing agencies are to stage a major national rally on the housing crisis under the banner of Raise the Roof, in Dublin on Saturday May 18.
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