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Lessons from Australia: Why Early Years professionals need a union

Leading Australian trade union strategist, Mike Crosby, attended the SIPTU Services Division Biennial Conference in November. During his visit he discussed the importance of union organising for Early Years professionals. 
 

SIPTU calls threat to travel pass scheme an unacceptable abuse of the elderly

SIPTU has condemned the threat to the continuation of the over-65 travel pass scheme due to the refusal of the Department of Social Protection to provide extra funding for transport providers to cover the costs of the public service. Read More

SIPTU opposes undermining Bus Éireann workers’ conditions to make up for underfunding

SIPTU members in Bus Éireann will not allow terms and conditions of workers in the Expressway arm of the company to be eroded in order to make up for a financial shortfall created by underfunding by the State in the essential intercity transport service. Read More

SIPTU issues notice of strike ballot at Dublin Fire Brigade over ambulance shortage

SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have served notice of a ballot for strike action following a refusal by the senior management of Dublin City Council to resource an additional four ambulances to meet service demands in the city. Read More

President Higgins visits art installation created by undocumented migrants

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina called to Liberty Hall Theatre to meet with undocumented migrants living in Ireland and to visit their origami installation on 1st December.

1916 Easter Rising commemorations

During 2016, SIPTU hosted a major programme of cultural events to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The events included concerts, drama and plaque unveilings which focused on the central role of the trade union movement in the revolutionary period in Ireland.

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President Higgins praises inspirational Irish Citizen Army in new charity calendar. READ MORE

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Irish trade unionists visit The Jungle

In September 2016, a delegation from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) went to Calais to examine the living conditions and human rights of refugees in Europe. This is a promotional video for a longer documentary to be released by the ICTU Global Solidarity Campaign.