Congress Report Highlights Rise in CEO Pay, Widening Pay Gap

16 January 2018

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has warned of “a growing wage gap that will inevitably lead to a rise in wider inequality” following publication of its annual survey of executive pay levels in the private sector Because We’re Worth It: The Truth About CEO Pay in Ireland.
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‘Close the Gender Pay Gap by Addressing Systemic Impediments to Equality’ says Congress General Secretary Patricia King

10 January 2018

Congress General Secretary Patricia King said today (January 10) that the Gender Pay Gap could never be fully closed until “a range of systemic and structural impediments to equality” were properly tackled and addressed.
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Congress says voice of workers 'must be heard and heeded' on Brexit

08 December 2017

Responding to the progress of Brexit negotiations, ICTU General Secretary, Patricia King said: “The Irish Congress of Trade Unions notes the publication of the joint report from the negotiators of the EU and the UK on progress during Phase 1 of the negotiations for Brexit. This comprehensive report requires detailed analysis and consideration. Given there is now agreement to proceed to Phase 2, we acknowledge the clear commitments from all - in particular the UK - to avoiding any possible hard border on the island of Ireland.
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The umbrella group Amplify Women has published a free practical toolkit on how to deal with harassment and bullying in the workplace

20 November 2017

In response to the revelations of harassment in Irish theatre, the #MeToo and #IrishWeinstein hashtags, Amplify Women, an umbrella group that represents, works with or carries out research about women working in the cultural and media industries,has produced a toolkit for dealing with harassment and bullying in the workplace. The guide details what to do if experiencing harassment. It provides advice on making a complaint at work, or a criminal complaint, and includes useful information on who to contact and links to further information.
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Proposals for an extension of the Lansdowne Road agreement

08 June 2017

This is a summary of the main points of the outcome of negotiations on a proposed extension to the Lansdowne Road agreement for members of SIPTU and other trade unions in the public service.
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Connolly Commemoration 2017 speech by President Jack O'Connor

15 May 2017

We are assembled here today, in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, to commemorate the heroic figure of James Connolly, trade unionist, labourite, socialist and revolutionary martyr.
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Unions call for rapid talks on pay recovery

09 May 2017

The ICTU Public Services Committee (PSC) today (Tuesday) called for early talks on public service pay recovery following the publication of the report of the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC), which said “there is a basis for the parties to enter into negotiations for a further collective agreement to extend the Lansdowne Road Agreement.”
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Housing crisis demands urgent action

03 May 2017

Over 1,500 trade unionists and social activists took part in the march, which concluded with a rally outside Liberty Hall. Organised jointly by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) and the National Homeless and Housing Coalition, the May Day march was the largest in the city for several years. It is was clear from the diversity of those involved in the march that the demand for an effective public home building scheme is one that unites and motivates a wide range of progressive trade unions and political groups.
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SIPTU members in Bus Éireann begin all out strike action

24 March 2017

SIPTU members in Bus Éireann commenced an indefinite all out-strike action on Friday (24th March) at 12.01 a.m. and placed pickets on bus stations across the country in a dispute over cuts to pay, the casualisation of work and the threat of job losses at the company.
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All-out strike at Bus Éireann if management force changes

02 February 2017

The Bus Éireann Trade Union Group, which includes the NRBU, SIPTU, Unite, TSSA and TEEU, have announced an all-out strike to commence on the 20th February to coincide with unilateral cuts to agreed terms and conditions.
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Bus Éireann trade union group call for the Minister to provide leadership

26 January 2017

In a joint statement the Bus Éireann trade union group, which includes SIPTU, the NBRU, Unite, TSSA and TEEU, said: “Staff at the state-owned Bus Éireann provide up to 40,000 economically and socially vital weekly services across the country. They deserve more from the shareholder than to have the company that they and many generations of bus workers help build, unravel before their eyes in a policy induced meltdown.
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