The SIPTU Manufacturing Division represents over 37,000 workers in Ireland across many industries including Agriculture, Meat Processing, Dairying, Mushrooms, Food and Drink, Industrial Production, Electronics, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Medical Devices and manufacturing generally.

The Manufacturing Division negotiates collectively with companies, both directly and at sectoral level to achieve better pay and conditions of employment. Among the hundreds of companies we deal with are household names such as Glanbia, Dawn Meats, Cadbury’s, Bulmers, Procter & Gamble, Kingspan, Pfizer and Apple Computers.

The Division is organisd into three Sectors:

  • Electronics, Engineering and Industrial Production
  • Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Medical Devices
  • Agriculture, Ingredients, Food and Drink


Manufacturing Division campaigns include:

SUPPORTING QUALITY – This consumer campaign is aimed at protecting jobs in Ireland and supporting quality Irish products. Supporting Quality encourages consumers to consider the wider economic and social impact of their shopping choices. The campaign promotes quality Irish made products produced by workers organised by participating trade unions.

Check out the Supporting Quality website:


WORKPLACE INNOVATION – This campaign is run in conjunction with the IDEAs institute. It aims to improve workplace performance and to stimulate positive organisational change through inclusive dialogue between employees and management. This union-led initiative is a pragmatic response required to strengthen, and grow, the Irish manufacturing sector.  

For further information contact Tony Murphy
Email:, Tel: 087 223 6409

MIGRANT AND INTERNATIONAL WORKERS SUPPORT NETWORK – Organises and supports migrant workers to ensure they fully participate in union activity and creates a union support network to enable migrant workers to support themselves and their communities.

For further information contact Evelina Saduikyte
Email:, Tel: 087 051 2034


Manufacturing Division Organiser: Greg Ennis                                         
Tel: 01 8586440

Manufacturing Division website: