SIPTU welcomes council motion calling for extra ambulances for Dublin Fire Brigade

10 January 2017

SIPTU members have welcomed the passing of a motion by Dublin City Council on Monday (9th January) calling for additional ambulances to be made available to be utlised by the Dublin Fire Brigade.
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Open recruitment event for nurses and midwives

24 December 2016

SIPTU Health is encouraging all Nursing Professionals returning home from abroad for the Christmas holidays to consider retuning to their communities to serve in our public health services.
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Unions engage in consultation process with members in Bus Éireann

08 December 2016

SIPTU and the NRBU members in Bus Éireann are engaging in an extensive consultation process in advance of any decision on a possible campaign of industrial action concerning the pay dispute at the company.
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Congress backs ‘innovative, new housing initiative' from One Cork project’

15 December 2016

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has backed innovative new proposals to tackle the housing and homeless crisis, put forward by the One Cork project, a collaborative initiative involving 20 trade unions in Cork.
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One-day work stoppage by members in CIT Student Services CLG

08 December 2016

SIPTU members employed by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Student Services CLG implemented a work stoppage and place pickets on entrances to the institute on Wednesday, 7th December.
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Congress proposes creation of all-Island ‘Early Warning System’ to help workers and industries vulnerable to Brexit

02 November 2016

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions will today (Nov 2) call for the establishment of an ‘all-island Early Warning System’ to assist workers and industries at risk from Brexit, along with a dedicated Retraining Fund to help those affected.
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SIPTU condemns Department inaction over Dublin Bus strike

15 September 2016

SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have condemned the lack of interest shown by the Department of Transport and management in trying to resolve the dispute at the company for forcing them to implement a further 48-hour work stoppage, which began on Thursday (15th September) at 12.01 a.m.
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SIPTU signs collaboration agreement with Latvian Ambassador

13 September 2016

SIPTU has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Latvian Ambassador in Ireland which is aimed at encouraging more Latvian workers to join and become active in the union.
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Irish Citizen Army plaque unveiled in Smithfield in Dublin

12 September 2016

A plaque commemorating the men, women and young people who served with the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) during the revolutionary period was unveiled outside The Cobblestone Pub, Smithfield, Dublin 7, on Saturday, 10th September.
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SIPTU working on job evaluation scheme for support workers in the health service

25 August 2016

SIPTU representatives discussed the planned reintroduction of a job evaluation scheme by the HSE for support grade workers in the health service, which is due to commence on 1st October 2016, at a meeting in Liberty Hall on Thursday, 25th August.
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Historian Emmet O’Connor to deliver Markievicz Memorial Lecture on 2nd September

22 August 2016

Renowned labour historian, Dr. Emmet O’Connor, will deliver the 40th Countess Markievicz Memorial Lecture in the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Room C201 on Friday, September 2, at 11.00 a.m.
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SIPTU representatives to attend further talks to deal with crisis in mental health nursing

21 July 2016

SIPTU nursing representatives will tomorrow (Friday, 22nd July) attend a meeting with the Health Service Executive, under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission, in an attempt to resolve the ongoing crisis in mental health nursing.
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Congress calls for increased investment to tackle ‘fractured society’

27 June 2016

Congress General Secretary Patricia King today (June 27) called for greater levels of investment to tackle the housing emergency and deliver high quality public services, at the National Economic Dialogue in Dublin Castle.
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Workers Rights Centre open to all workers

17 May 2016

A new Workers Rights Welcome Centre, which is open to members of the public who wish to ‘drop in’ for information and advice on workplace issues, has opened in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Staffed by experienced Workers Rights Centre (WRC) Advocates and Information Assistants the new facility, located in the lobby of Liberty Hall Theatre, is the first of a series of welcome centres planned for SIPTU offices throughout the country.
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Congress condemns "misleading and irresponsible" claims on clerys closure

12 May 2016

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions today (May 12) condemned as “misleading and irresponsible” a claim by employers’ body IBEC that no change in the law is required to prevent another Clerys debacle occurring.
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Meeting on how trade unions in New Zealand defeated zero hour contracts

05 May 2016

New Zealand trade unionists will discuss how they effectively tackled the threat of zero hour contracts in the fast food sector at a meeting in the Unite Hall on Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, on Wednesday, 11th May, at 7.00 p.m.
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Palestinian refugees commemorate 68 years of displacement as their situation worsens

05 May 2016

Palestinians and their supporters in Ireland will commemorate the 68th anniversary of Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) Day on 15th May with a speaking tour by two human rights defenders from BADIL, a Palestinian refugee rights organisation, based in Bethlehem and Geneva. Nakba Day marks the brutal displacement and exiling of over 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland to facilitate the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
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James Fearon

21 April 2016

James Fearon was often known as ‘the third James’ in recognition of his role, with Jim Larkin and James Connolly as one of the key founding members of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. He was born in Newry the son of a mill worker and, like countless thousands of his generation had to emigrate. He first met Jim Larkin in Glasgow when the latter was trying to organise dockers unloading iron ore, manganese and other minerals. These men survived in a semi-starved exhausted state where alcohol was one of the few releases from their appalling lives and were dubbed the ‘meths drinkers’ on the docks.
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Polska Eire Festival 2016

20 April 2016

Polish Vice-Ambassador to Ireland Mr Piotr Rakowski, together with Deputy Mayor of Limerick Cllr Gerard Mitchel officially launched PolskaEire Festival in Limerick making it a part of a Limerick 2020 bid. The committee discussed various ways Polish community could contribute to the bid and exciting plans were put in place.
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Speech by President Michael D. Higgins at a Symposium entitled “Remembering 1916” in the Mansion House, Dublin on Monday, 28th March, 2016

28 March 2016

A Cháirde Gael, Is mór an phléisiúr dom tús a chur leis an gcomhrá seo tráthnóna ar an eachtra ríthábhachtach a bhí in Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916. Tugann sé sásamh faoi leith dom go bhfuil an ardán á roinnt agam inniu le scoláirí den scoth - gach duine acu, trína saothair agus taighde, a chur go mór lenár dtuiscint maidir leis an tréimhse sin inar saolú ár Stáit.
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SIPTU and President Higgins welcome home James Connolly’s Green Flag of Ireland

23 March 2016

SIPTU representatives and President Michael D Higgins welcomed back to Dublin for the first time in 100 years, the Green Flag of Ireland that was raised above Liberty Hall in the run up to the Easter Rising, at a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday, 22nd March.
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NRA Model for Irish Water would lead to privatisation of water services

08 March 2016

A National Roads Authority (NRA) type model for the provision of water services and infrastructural development would inevitably lead to increased outsourcing and hasten the privatisation of the water services infrastructure, according to the Secretary of the Group of Unions at Ervia, Adrian Kane.
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TUS Network Manager Position

26 February 2016

TUS is seeking to recruit a Network Manager to assist us on delivering our training programme for 2016. The Network Manager will report to the TUS Steering Committee, made up of training representatives of participating trade unions, and will be supported in their work by an administrative assistant and the Finance Office of Congress.
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Congress says plan to force pension trustees to obtain qualifications a 'ploy to disguise industry failure'

25 February 2016

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has condemned proposals from the ‘pensions’ industry’ that would force scheme trustees to obtain professional qualifications in order to continue in their role.
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TASC report finds ‘flexibility’ being imposed on many workers in Ireland

17 June 2016

Research published today (Friday, 17th June) by the think tank TASC shows that ‘flexibility’ is being imposed on more and more workers in Ireland across a range of different industry sectors.
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SIPTU NEC offers condolences to Cuban people on death of Fidel Castro

26 November 2016

Letter from SIPTU General President to Hermes Herrera Hernandez, Ambassador of Cuba to the Republic of Ireland
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