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The trade union campaign to end precarious work

Precarious employment means insecurity. The trade union movement believes work should provide people with security and fulfilment. For too many people, work is insecure and does not make ends meet. Together, we can stand up for all working people and end precarious work.

 Click here to read the Congress Report Shows Precarious Work 'Pervasive' Across The Economy

SIPTU members in Kerry Foods in Carrickmacross to vote on strike action

SIPTU members at the Kerry Foods plant in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, will ballot for strike action on Friday (23rd February) if management refuses to remove a threat to make 31 workers redundant without agreement. Read More

SIPTU Health launches campaign for workers wishing to work beyond 65 years of age

SIPTU Health representatives have today (Monday, 19th February) launched a national campaign aimed at protecting the pay of health workers who choose to work beyond 65 years of age. Read More

Dublin fire appliance taken out of service last night due to staff shortages

SIPTU has called for immediate action to increase firefighter/paramedic numbers in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) after a fire appliance was taken out of operation last night (Thursday, 15th February) due to a lack of staff in Donnybrook Fire Station, Dublin 4. Read More

Section 39 workers meet Minister to discuss pay justice

SIPTU members employed in Section 39 organisations met with the Minister of State with Responsibilities for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath, on Wednesday (8th November), to request that the Government commits to providing them with pay restoration by increasing the block healthcare support grant.

Helpline for second-level school students with workplace issues

A new helpline for second-level school students with workplace issues was launched in September.


Markievicz Remembered
The 150th anniversary of the birth of Countess Markievicz was marked with a commemoration event at her grave in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin
9, on Sunday, 4th February. Pictured are the organisers and speakers at the event; (Left to right) Countess Markievicz School coordinator, Jeni
Gartland, ICTU General Secretary, Patricia King, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader, Mary Lou McDonald,
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine
and Labour Party Senator, Ivana Bacik (Picture: IWWU FaceBook).


Section 39

Section 39 workers outside Dáil Eireann on Wednesday 31st January with a message to Minister Harris and Minister Donohue READ MORE


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Respect us, Recognise Us, Value Us

Workers in the Intellectual Disability Sector are focusing on change that will benefit workers and service users.

Migrant Support Network

Migrant worker members of SIPTU discuss the strategies they are learning to assist with union organisation in their communities.