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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

BNM unions seek meeting concerning closure of coal depots and other facilities

The Bord na Móna (BNM) Group of Unions is seeking a meeting with the company to express the anger of its members concerning the announcement that it intends to close its coal operations around the country. The operations affected are the Lullymore Facilities and BNM Fuel Headquarters in Newbridge, County Kildare as well as a number of coal depots. Read More

Firefighters seek urgent meeting with Minister in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire

Representatives of SIPTU and Fórsa members in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) are seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, concerning the provision of adequate training, resources and risk assessments to deal with the threat of high rise fires. Read More

Mayo’s Big Start Early Years Committee launch the ‘Parent Pledge’ in Castlebar

Last week, (Wednesday, 14th March) the newly formed Mayo Big Start Early Years Committee (BSEYC) launched the “Parent Pledge” campaign at the SIPTU offices in Castlebar, County Mayo. Read More

Countdown for Section 39 workers pay justice

SIPTU members working in Section 39 organisations are counting down the days until the Health Service Executive (HSE) completes its review into how their pay was affected by the financial emergency.

Contract Service Workers – Know Your Rights

A new short video outlining what SIPTU members should do if faced by a TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment) situation at work was launched at the Annual General Meeting of the SIPTU Contracted Services Sector in Liberty Hall on 8th March.

Citizen Army Commemoration

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, laid a wreath today (22nd March, 2018) at the Irish Citizen Army memorial in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, to commemorate the anniversary of the ratification of the constitution of the organisation on Thursday, 22nd March, 1914.


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Greg Ennis at Oireachtas Transport Committee speaking on CIE pensions

SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Greg Ennis tells Oireachtas Transport Committee of "explosive" and "damning" evidence of deep hole in CIE pensions fund.

Migrant Support Network

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