Press Releases 2023

SIPTU members laid off by Nuremore Hotel in Carrickmacross demand payment of wages

27 January 2023

SIPTU members employed at the Nuremore Hotel in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, who have been placed on lay off since the 1st January, are demanding the payment of their outstanding wages and clarification on the future of their workplace.
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SIPTU says investment in fire service and housing defect redress key to home safety

26 January 2023

SIPTU representatives have called for an increase in funding for the fire emergency service in conjunction with the €2.5 billion which is to be spent on addressing defects in houses in order to increase home safety.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Minister and HSE on safe staffing levels in CAMHS

24 January 2023

SIPTU representatives have written today (Tuesday, 24th January) to the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, and the management of the HSE requesting an urgent meeting to discuss safe staffing levels in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
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SIPTU says reduction in Navan A&E capacity endangers Tara Mines workforce

23 January 2023

SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Gerry McCormack, told a large crowd at a protest over the overcrowding in the Accident and Emergency Department of Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, county Meath, on Saturday, 21st January, that any reduction in capacity at the facility endangers the Tara Mines workforce.
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Irish Equity calls for protection of film workers intellectual property rights

19 January 2023

Irish Equity hosted an online discussion on ‘Contracts, Your Rights and the EU Copyright Directive’ on 11th January which focused on how greater protection can be secured for the intellectual property rights of film workers in Ireland. 
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SIPTU calls on Minister to end pandemic payment delay for non-HSE workers

17 January 2023

SIPTU representatives have called for the intervention of the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, to ensure that eligible health workers employed in private employments and Section 39 organisations receive their Pandemic Special Recognition Payment (PSRP) without further delay. 
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SIPTU raises serious concerns regarding staffing in CAMHS unit in Blackrock in Cork 

16 January 2023

SIPTU representatives have written to the management of the Eist Linn Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient unit regarding serious staffing issues at its facility in Bessborough, Blackrock, county Cork. 
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SIPTU Retained Firefighters vote for strike action in dispute over crisis in service 

11 January 2023

SIPTU members in the Retained Fire Service across the country have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute resulting from a failure by management to address a worsening recruitment and retention crisis.
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SIPTU says National Ambulance Service crisis has paramedics at ‘breaking point’

07 January 2023

SIPTU representatives have raised concerns about the challenges facing its members employed in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) due to an increase in demand for its services that has pushed many paramedics to “breaking point”.
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