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SIPTU President calls for 5% wage increases and sharp rise in minimum wage

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor has said that in the coming months his union will embark on a major campaign for pay increases of 5% across the economy. In a speech at Glasnevin Cemetery today (Saturday 31st January) to mark the commemoration of the death of Jim Larkin in 1947, the SIPTU president also said that the union would also engage in a “in a new battle to establish a minimum living wage of €11.45 an hour across all those sectors of the economy where the gross exploitation of vulnerable workers is the order of the day.” Read More

SIPTU to attend NMBI talks

SIPTU has accepted an invitation to enter into talks with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Ireland (NMBI) on Thursday 5th of February. Read More

SIPTU retained fire-fighters to ballot for industrial action

SIPTU members in the Retained Fire Services are to ballot for industrial/strike action following a directive issued in January by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government under its “Keeping Communities Safe” (KCS) initiative. Read More

SIPTU calls on Government and Bose management to work for survival of plant

SIPTU has called on the Government to request that Bose senior management commit to an extension of the proposed closure date of the company’s plant in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, so work can take place on a survival plan. Read More

SIPTU Organising For The Future

Workers from all Divisions of SIPTU are organising for the future of their workplaces and Ireland


SIPTU calls on Government to block Aer Lingus sale. READ MORE

Jim Larkin Commemoration banner

Jim Larkin Commemoration will take place on Saturday 31st January at 11.00 a.m. in Glasnevin Cemetery more info


Amnesty activist holds a placard at the Raif Badawi protest outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Dublin on Thursday 22nd January. READ MORE

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Patricia King Congress General Secretary designate

Patricia King, has been appointed as the new General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions