Date Released: 06 March 2015
A presentation on the case for a 'Yes' vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at a meeting of the SIPTU Cavan District Council in the SIPTU Offices, Cavan Town, county Cavan, at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 9th March.
SIPTU LGBT Network member, Stephen Lewis, will address the meeting.
"Equality is a core value of the trade union movement," he said. "Winning this referendum will ensure that workers in same sex relationships will stand a better chance of being valued as equal citizens.
"However, there are also other legislative changes and societal efforts needed to fully ensure LGBT workers are treated with dignity and respect. This fight is part of the wider struggle that must be fought for all workers if we are to achieve fairness and justice in our society."
The meeting will also be informed of practical steps that SIPTU members in the Cavan area can take to ensure that a 'Yes' vote is secured in the upcoming referendum.
Stephen Lewis said: "We will be putting up posters across workplaces throughout the county. SIPTU members are being encouraged to have conversations about the referendum and to raise the topic for discussion at local meetings. Above all we will be asking our fellow workers, friends and families to go out and vote 'Yes' on polling day."
All SIPTU activists in the Cavan area are invited to attend the event.