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SIPTU calls on Programme for Government negotiators to stop pension age increase

SIPTU representatives have called on Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party to ensure that the deferral of the planned pension age increase to 67 next year is included in any agreed Programme for Government. Read More

SIPTU demands a voice for health workers on Nursing Home Expert Panel

SIPTU Health representatives have today (Sunday 24th, May) condemned the failure of Government to include a voice for health workers on the Nursing Home Expert Panel, established by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, in response to the performance of the sector dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. Read More

SIPTU representatives call on Aer Lingus to ensure current pay arrangements continue

SIPTU representatives at Aer Lingus have called on the company to continue with current pay arrangements following a statement by the company that it will unilaterally cut pay and working hours after 21st June. Read More

Landmark Agreement in the Construction Industry

The Trade Union Federation (TUF) consisting of Connect, BATU and SIPTU has reached a landmark agreement on behalf of construction workers. The Return to Work Safety Protocol, agreed between TUF and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) puts in place health and safety protections for workers returning to work. It also provides a way for constuction workers to raise concerns and make complaints if the Protocol is not being adhered to.

Frontline Heroes essential workers

From treating and caring for the ill and vulnerable, providing public transport, maintaining essential supply chains, manufacturing medical devices and medicines, collecting refuse, cleaning, retail workers, administrators, maintaining our critical infrastructure and numerous other forms of essential work, SIPTU members are on the frontline of the Covid-19 Emergency.

Frontline Heroes keeping our hospitals clean

"If we weren't here, the place would come to a standstill, rooms would not be opening quick enough, doctors wouldn't be able to do there work, nurses wouldn't be able to do there work, it's a team effort and everybody has to help."

On the Frontline with the National Ambulance Service

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service are among the essential workers on the frontline dealing with the health crisis resulting from the Covid-19 Emergency.

COVID-19 Advice

How to handwash? With soap and water

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Following the reopening of the construction sector, SIPTU have launched an online worker survey to get a snapshot of your experience of the Covid-19 compliance measures in your workplace.
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Stop67 - SIPTU campaign to stop the pension age increase

National Return to Work Safely Protocol

Exposure to COVID-19 is a public health risk which affects all citizens. The COVID-19 pandemic also has implications for all workplaces as it can present a health risk to workers and other persons at a place of work. The reopening of the economy goes hand-in-hand with the provision of public health measures to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 as well as the existing occupational health and safety measures.

We are on the frontline of the frontline

Health Care Support Assistant and SIPTU member Geraldine McNamara on her role stopping the spread of the coronavirus in the community.

Dublin Fire Brigade: Facing the challenges together

A message from SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade working on the frontline of the COVID-19 public health emergency.