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Collective agreement will ensure good jobs for George Best Hotel workers

SIPTU representatives signed an agreement on Thursday, 20th December with Signature Living, the management company of the soon to be opened George Best Hotel in Donegall Square, Belfast, ensuring its workers will have their collective bargaining rights recognised, will not be employed on zero hour contracts and will be paid a living wage.

CE supervisors announce five-days of strike action at rally outside Dáil Éireann

Community Employment (CE) Supervisors announced, at a rally outsideDáil Éireann this morning (Tuesday, 16thApril), that they will strike for five days in Mayif the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, does not meet their trade union representatives to discuss a 2008 Labour Court recommendation concerning their right to a pension. Read More

SIPTU extends ballot for strike action to all members in health service support grades

SIPTU Health will begin balloting up to 17,000 members working as Health Care Assistants, Chefs, Laboratory Aides, Theatre Operatives and in other support grades including those working in catering, household, portering, patient transport and security services, for strike action in 36 major hospitals from next Monday (22nd April). Read More

SIPTU members continue to have concerns over Gender Pay Gap bill

While the publication of the long-awaited Gender Pay Gap Bill is welcome, SIPTU members continue to have concerns over important aspects of the proposed legislation, according to the union’s Head of Equality and Policy, Marie Sherlock. Read More

One Galway calls for transparency and fairness on workers' tips over the Festive

Ron Oswald, the Global Coordinator for the Coca Cola Workers Worldwide “Zero Rights” campaign was in Ireland at the beginning of December to highlight breaches of human rights in the company across the world.

Coca Cola Workers Worldwide Zero Rights campaign

Ron Oswald, the Global Coordinator for the Coca Cola Workers Worldwide “Zero Rights” campaign was in Ireland at the beginning of December to highlight breaches of human rights in the company across the world. 

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Raise the Roof Housing Conference

Raise the Roof brings together trade unions, political parties, student unions, housing agencies and experts and community groups to demand radical action on the housing crisis, including: the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), the National Women’s Council (NWCI), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), the National Homeless & Housing Coalition.

Review of Roles and Responsibilities for Ambulance Service secured

SIPTU Ambulance Sector representatives have confirmed that agreement has been secured on the conduct of an independent review of the role and responsibilities of ambulance professionals as part of the Public Service Stability Agreement.