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SIPTU seeks government action to address childcare crisis for all essential workers

SIPTU representatives have today (Tuesday, 31st March) demanded that the Government immediately publishes a strategic and sustainable plan that puts childcare arrangements in place for all essential workers for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

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

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. Read More

TUF calls for laid off construction workers to receive industry rates during work suspension

The Trade Union Federation (TUF) has called on companies to ensure laid off construction workers are paid no less than the minimum rates for the industry for the duration of the suspension of their work. The TUF which comprises SIPTU, BATU and Connect trade unions has also called for strict adherence by employers to the instruction by the government to close all non-essential building sites. Read More

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SIPTU member Eilish Balfe speaks out on crisis in early years sector

SIPTU member Eilish Balfe speaks out on crisis in early years sector.

Unfinished Business: Don't ignore community services

The incoming Government must RESPECT THE LABOUR COURT and give #justiceforCEsupervisors and #section39 workers pay justice!

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STOP67: Support the SIPTU campaign for a fair pension age

The priority is to stop the pension age from rising. The second demand is that a stakeholder forum be established to achieve a consensus around new and progressive policies – including the pension age