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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 representatives urge the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to respect Early Years Educators

SIPTU representatives have today (Tuesday, 20th February) urged the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to give early years educators the same opportunities as primary and second level teachers to complete child protection training. Read More

Changes needed to precarious work Bill

Proposed legalisation on precarious work cannot deal with the problem and must be changed in five key areas if it is to benefit the hundreds of thousands of people enduring unacceptable working conditions. Read More

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

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.