Community Sector
Workers in the Community and Voluntary Sector know why their sector is worth fighting for. Every day they see how the sector has become a critical pillar in the provision of a range of vital services and programmes such as childcare, youth projects, community development, eldercare and training to name just a few.

Sector Organiser: Brendan Carr


Public Administration and Community Division campaigns include:

Parents are paying too much for childcare; workers are paid too little and are struggling to make ends meet; providers are struggling to break even. By bringing workers, parents and providers together the SIPTU Big Start campaign can demand adequate investment in Early Years services to make them affordable, accessible and high quality which recognises the workers as professionals and provides decent
pay levels and conditions of

For further information contact:
Tel: 01 8586367

SIPTU members protest over plans to privatise local employment services

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SIPTU members launched the ‘Our Community is Not for Sale’ campaign, demanding an immediate halt to tenders for private companies to bid for state contracts to run programmes to assist people getting back into the workforce, on Friday, 9th July.