SIPTU supports agreement to increase nursing resources at UL Hospital Group

03 February 2015

SIPTU supports an agreement between health unions and management, facilitated by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), to significantly increase nursing resources to the University of Limerick (UL) Hospital Group.
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SIPTU demands HIQA immediately inspect overcrowded hospitals

06 January 2015

SIPTU has called on the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) to immediately inspect hospitals around the country where patient and staff safety is threatened by severe overcrowding.
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SIPTU calls for action on upward only rents to prevent further job losses

06 January 2015

SIPTU has called on the Government to take action to end upward only rent reviews which are negatively impacting on workers' wages and employment in the hospitality and catering sector.
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SIPTU calls for Government action to halt rise in workplace deaths

07 January 2015

SIPTU has called on the Government to stop cuts to the funding of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and oppose EU deregulation plans for safety regulation in the wake of new figures showing a 17% rise in work related deaths during 2014.
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SIPTU calls on health workers to join Dáil demonstration on Wednesday, 14th January

07 January 2015

SIPTU has called on all health workers to attend an emergency demonstration outside Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin, on Wednesday, 14th January at 12.00 p.m.
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SIPTU members debate need for an independent assessment of equality at NUI Galway

08 January 2015

An emergency meeting of the SIPTU academic section at NUI Galway will take place today (Thursday, 8th January) at 1.00 p.m. to debate a motion proposing an external equality audit by independent experts of all aspects of the university.
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SIPTU academic staff call for an independent equality assessment at NUI Galway

08 January 2015

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the SIPTU academic section at NUI Galway voted unanimously today (Thursday, 8th January) for an urgent external equality audit, of all aspects of the university, by an independent expert or experts.
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SIPTU calls for increased funding for Home Care service to help ease hospitals crisis

11 January 2015

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, to immediately increase funding to HSE Home Care services in order to tackle the issue of delayed discharge and overcrowding of patients across the public hospital network.
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Bord Na Móna workers seek pay rise and an end to attacks on terms of employment

12 January 2015

Members of the Bord na Móna Group of Unions have called on the company to implement a proposed pay rise of 3.5% and end its attacks on their terms and conditions of employment at general meetings of workers in Tullamore, county Offaly, on the 6th, 7th and 8th of January.
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SIPTU calls for immediate release of HSE ambulance capacity review

13 January 2015

SIPTU has called on the HSE to immediately release a capacity review of the National Ambulance Service that was commissioned last year following concerns raised by workers that the service is inadequately resourced.
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SIPTU calls for increase in Home Help services at Dáil hospital crisis protest

14 January 2015

SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, told over 100 health workers protesting outside Leinster House this afternoon (Wednesday, 14th January) that an immediate increase in Home Help services is critical to solving the overcrowding crisis in our hospitals.
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Minister for Health calls for talks in NMBI fee dispute

19 January 2015

Unions have welcomed a call from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) to enter into talks aimed at resolving a dispute arising from the Board’s attempt to increase its fee by 50%.
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SIPTU calls on Central Bank to abandon plans for 20% mortgage deposit

20 January 2015

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has called on the Central Bank not to proceed with plans requiring homebuyers to have a 20% deposit in place before being approved for a home loan.
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SIPTU welcomes SDCC decision to maintain weekly payments to job scheme participants

20 January 2015

The SIPTU Community Sector has stated that the decision by South Dublin County Council (SDCC) to maintain Community Employment and Job Initiative Scheme payments on a weekly basis is in the best interests of participants.
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SIPTU congratulates Patricia King on appointment as Congress General Secretary

21 January 2015

SIPTU has congratulated the union’s current Vice President, Patricia King, following the announcement that she has been appointed as the new General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
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SIPTU calls on Government to end employers’ veto of JLCs

22 January 2015

SIPTU has called on the Government to immediately end the effective veto over the progressing of Joint Labour Committees (JLCs) which employers groups are using to consign tens of thousands of workers to poverty.
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SIPTU to meet with Bose management to discuss proposed factory closure

22 January 2015

SIPTU representatives will meet with management at the Bose manufacturing plant in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, on Monday (26th January) to discuss the threatened closure of the facility.
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SIPTU NEC calls for ‘Yes’ vote in Marriage Equality Referendum

23 January 2015

SIPTU's National Executive Committee today called on members of the union to vote ‘Yes’ in the forthcoming Referendum on Marriage Equality
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SIPTU President welcomes Syriza victory in Greek election

26 January 2015

SIPTU General President, Jack O’ Connor has welcomed the decisive victory of Syriza in the Greek general election.
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SIPTU calls on Government to block sale of Aer Lingus until guarantees secured

26 January 2015

SIPTU has called on the Government to block the sale of Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) unless guarantees are secured in relation to the strategic interests of the country and workers conditions of employment.
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SIPTU to meet Bose senior management on Thursday to discuss jobs threat

27 January 2015

SIPTU representatives will meet with senior management of the Bose Corporation on Thursday (28th January) to discuss the threatened closure of the audio systems manufacturer’s plant in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.
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Bord na Móna management and unions to attend LRC on Thursday

27 January 2015

The Bord na Móna Group of Unions and management at the semi-state company will attend a conciliation meeting at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) in Dublin on Thursday (29th January).
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SIPTU calls on Government and Bose management to work for survival of plant

28 January 2015

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.
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SIPTU retained fire-fighters to ballot for industrial action

29 January 2015

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

30 January 2015

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.”
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SIPTU supports move to ensure Home Helps have at least 30 minutes with clients

02 February 2015

SIPTU supports a decision of the Emergency Department Taskforce to ensure Home Helps have a minimum of 30 minutes with each client in which essential care can be provided.
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SIPTU calls on Pallas Foods to meet workers representatives on jobs threat

04 February 2015

SIPTU has called on the management of Pallas Foods to meet with its workers’ representatives to discuss a threat to make 65 people redundant at the company’s distribution depot in Newcastlewest, county Limerick.
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SIPTU community workers announce ballot on industrial action and protest

05 February 2015

SIPTU members working in the community sector are to commence a ballot on protective industrial action to counter the threat of major jobs losses in the sector and to hold a ‘day of action’ on Wednesday, 18th February.
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SIPTU full-time firefighters will resist any attempt to reduce crew numbers

05 February 2015

SIPTU full-time firefighters will resist any attempt to reduce crew numbers on fire appliances and have committed to supporting their colleagues in the retained fire service in their campaign of opposition to this change.
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SIPTU supports Minister’s criticism of hotel employers ‘boycott’ of JLCs

05 February 2015

SIPTU has stated its support for Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ged Nash, in his criticism of the ‘boycott’ by employers in the hotel sector of the JLC process.
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SIPTU members welcome delay in closure of Bose plant in Monaghan

06 February 2015

SIPTU members at the Bose plant in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, have welcomed an agreement by management to extend its proposed closure by two months until June this year. At a meeting with company representatives from the US and Ireland today it was agreed that the closure will be postponed while talks continue on acceptable redundancy terms and other issues.
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SIPTU Galway District Council pledges support for a Yes vote in Civil Marriage Equality Referendum

06 February 2015

A presentation on the case for a Yes vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at the meeting of the SIPTU Galway District Council in the union’s Galway office on Wednesday, 11th February at 6.45 p.m.
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Bord na Móna workers vote for industrial action to protect jobs

09 February 2015

Workers in the Bord na Móna Finance Shared Services Departments have voted by four to one for industrial action due to a company refusal to suspend a process of eliminating existing jobs and replacing them with ones on lesser pay terms and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU Meath District Council host public meeting on the commuter belt housing crisis

09 February 2015

SIPTU Meath District Council will host a public meeting on the impact of the housing crisis on the commuter belt in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, county Meath on Wednesday, 18th February at 7.00 p.m.
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SIPTU Kildare District Council hosts meeting on Yes to Equality campaign

10 February 2015

A presentation on the case for a Yes vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at the meeting of the SIPTU Kildare District Council in the union’s offices, George Street, Newbridge, county Kildare, on at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12th February.
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SIPTU members in NUI Galway ‘deeply disappointed’ with gender discrimination taskforce

10 February 2015

SIPTU members at NUI Galway have expressed “deep disappointment” at the process to appoint a taskforce to investigate gender discrimination in the college.
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SIPTU members criticise proposed NUI Galway taskforce into gender discrimination

10 February 2015

SIPTU members have strongly criticised the procedures surrounding the proposed establishment of a taskforce to investigate gender inequality at NUI Galway, following cases of discrimination at the institution that have been highlighted by the Equality Tribunal.
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SIPTU supports Government measures to protect low paid and precarious workers

10 February 2015

SIPTU has stated its support for measures being introduced by the Government to protect precarious workers from exploitation and ensure that the minimum wage is set at a fair level.
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SIPTU seeks funds from Globalisation Fund for PWAI workers in Rathcoole

11 February 2015

SIPTU members at aviation firm, PWAI International Ltd. (PWAI), in Rathcoole, county Dublin, are seeking funds from the European Globalisation Fund for the training and upskilling of workers who are due to lose their jobs when the plant closes at the end of March.
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SIPTU members at St Leo’s College in Carlow vote for industrial action

11 February 2015

SIPTU members at St Leo’s College in county Carlow have voted in favour of industrial action after management refused to provide support staff with an adequate workplace pension.
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SIPTU Wexford District Council hosts meeting on Yes to Equality campaign

12 February 2015

A presentation on the case for a Yes vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at the meeting of the SIPTU Wexford District Council in the union’s offices, Coolcotts, Wexford Town, on at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12th February.
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SIPTU supports extension of retirement grace period for public servants

12 February 2015

SIPTU has expressed support for the Government decision to extend by one year the period within which public servants can retire under the terms which they held prior to pay reductions implemented under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Act 2013.
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SIPTU seeks immediate meeting with Aer Lingus on proposed restructuring

12 February 2015

SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with Aer Lingus management following an announcement this morning (Thursday, 12th February) that up to 80 jobs are under threat in the company’s supply chain and catering sections.
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SIPTU members employed as security workers with SDCC serve strike notice

12 February 2015

SIPTU members employed as security officers by G4S Secure Solutions Limited on a contract to supply security services to South Dublin County Council have served strike notice on their employer in a dispute concerning transfer of undertakings regulations.
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SIPTU says credit union merger not being delayed by workers

13 February 2015

SIPTU has rejected claims that the merger of Drogheda, East Meath and Trim credit unions is being held up by workers stating that any delay in the process is due to an unwillingness of management to engage with staff representatives or the State’s industrial relations mechanisms.
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SIPTU community workers stage protest outside the Custom House in Dublin

18 February 2015

SIPTU members working in the community sector held a protest outside the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government today (Wednesday, 18th February) to highlight the Department’s drive to privatise community social inclusion programmes.
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SIPTU to enter into discussions with UPC Ireland concerning job losses

19 February 2015

SIPTU representatives will enter into discussions with management at UPC Ireland following the telecommunications company’s announcement that it is to implement 170 redundancies at five facilities as part of a restructuring plan.
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SIPTU proposals to alleviate housing crisis debated in Meath

19 February 2015

SIPTU proposals to alleviate the housing crisis were the focus of lively debate at a meeting in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, county Meath, last-night (Wednesday, 18th February).
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SIPTU firefighters to march in Dublin on Tuesday

20 February 2015

SIPTU firefighters protesting against cuts to the crewing levels of fire appliances which they believe endanger public safety, will march in Dublin on Tuesday (24th February).
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SIPTU calls for urgent response to waiting list crisis

21 February 2015

SIPTU has warned that the only long term solution to the ongoing hospital overcrowding and outpatient waiting list crisis is major Government investment in the recruitment of more front line health care workers.
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SIPTU Cork District Council hosts meeting on Yes to Equality campaign

23 February 2015

A presentation on the case for a ‘Yes’ vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at a meeting of the SIPTU Cork District Council in Connolly Hall, Lapps Quay, Cork, at 6.00 p.m. tonight (Monday, 23rd February).
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SIPTU shares public concern regarding cuts to Bus Éireann services

23 February 2015

SIPTU members share the public’s concern over the impact on rural communities of the proposal to cut almost 100 Bus Éireann services, including in the south-east, the west and north-west, that was revealed today (Monday, 23rd February).
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Funeral of Frank Prendergast

23 February 2015

Former Labour TD and senior ITGWU official Frank Prendergast, was buried today (Monday, 23rd February) in his native Limerick.
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SIPTU members at NUIG express support for staff at St. Angela’s, Sligo, over demotion threat

24 February 2015

The SIPTU Academic Stewards Committee at NUI Galway has expressed its support for colleagues at St Angela’s College in Sligo who have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over the demotion of staff. Lecturers at St Angela’s have been told that they will be placed on lower grades following the planned merger with NUIG while other staff have been provided with no guarantees over their future terms and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU security officers at SDCC defer strike pending further talks at the LRC

24 February 2015

SIPTU members have agreed to attend further talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to try to resolve a dispute affecting security members employed by G4S Secure Solutions Limited at South Dublin County Council (SDCC) sites.
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SIPTU welcomes launch of PolskaÉire 2015 Festival

24 February 2015

SIPTU will host a Polish Cultural Night in the Liberty Hall Auditorium on the 26th March 2015 to mark the PolskaÉire Festival.
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SIPTU members at Bose in county Monaghan vote for redundancy proposals

25 February 2015

SIPTU members in the Bose plant in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of redundancy terms proposed by the company.
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SIPTU members express concern over HSE cuts to elderly services in north-east

25 February 2015

SIPTU members in the north-east have called on the Health Service Executive (HSE) to re-think its proposal to cut a further €800,000 from the budget for elderly services in Co. Meath.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Mondelez Ireland concerning jobs threat

26 February 2015

SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with the management of Mondelez Ireland following the company’s announcement that it intends to implement up to 160 redundancies at its plants in Coolock, county Dublin, and Rathmore, county Kerry.
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Bord na Móna workers defer strike action and enter discussions with management

27 February 2015

Workers in the Bord na Móna Finance Shares Services and Feedstock sections have agreed to defer placing notice of strike action on the company and enter into a period of intensive negotiations with management concerning restructuring proposals.
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Investment in ambulance service critical to delivery of primary care

02 March 2015

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, to immediately release the capacity review into the National Ambulance Service. Speaking today at the Labour Party Conference in Killarney, SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said: "The creation of 50 paramedic positions in the West of Ireland is a step in the right direction.
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SIPTU members working as security officers for SDCC set to strike tomorrow

02 March 2015

SIPTU members employed by G4S Secure Solutions Limited will take strike action tomorrow (Tuesday, 3rd March) to protect their jobs supplying security services as part of a contract with South Dublin County Council (SDCC).
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SIPTU members support agreement concerning credit unions merger

02 March 2015

SIPTU members have voted to support an agreement with management relating to redundancies and changes to work practices arising from the merger of Drogheda, East Meath and Trim credit unions.
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SIPTU community sector workers to ballot for industrial action

02 March 2015

SIPTU members in the community sector are to ballot for industrial action following the refusal of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to engage with them on issues including redundancy and the transfer of undertakings.
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SIPTU calls for Labour Court to be empowered to set rules for low paid workers

03 March 2015

SIPTU has called for the Government to empower the Labour Court to set fair employment rules for low paid workers in sectors where employers have refused to engage in the Joint Labour Committee (JLC) process.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade to ballot for industrial action

04 March 2015

SIPTU members in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) will ballot for industrial action in response to an attempt to remove their ambulance service call and dispatch function and place it under the control of the HSE.
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SIPTU members support NMBI decision to reverse fee increase

04 March 2015

SIPTU members support the decision of the Nurses and Midwives Board of Ireland (NMBI) to end its attempt to increase its annual retention fee, for nurses and midwives, by 50% for 2015.
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SIPTU members in Waterford IT catering service ballot on strike action

04 March 2015

SIPTU members employed to provide catering services at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) will commence a ballot this evening (Wednesday, 4th March), for strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions.
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SIPTU Cavan District Council hosts meeting on 'Yes to Equality' campaign

06 March 2015

A presentation on the case for a 'Yes' vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at a meeting of the SIPTU Cavan District Council in the SIPTU Offices, Cavan Town, county Cavan, at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 9th March.
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Independent forum established to discuss future of DFB ambulance service

09 March 2015

SIPTU has acknowledged the joint statement this afternoon (Monday, 9th March) from members of the Haddington Road Agreement National Oversight Committee concerning the establishment of an independently chaired joint forum to discuss the future of the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) ambulance service.
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US Fast-food workers to discuss low pay and zero contracts in Dublin on Wednesday

09 March 2015

Members of the US fast-food workers’ movement ‘Fight for $15’will address a public meeting in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 1, on Wednesday, 11th March at 6.00 p.m.
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SIPTU Kilkenny District Council hosts meeting on ‘Yes Equality’ campaign

10 March 2015

A presentation on the case for a ‘Yes’ vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality referendum will be made at a meeting of the SIPTU Kilkenny District Council in the SIPTU Regional Office, Patrick Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, at 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 11th March.
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SIPTU supports Pfizer decision not to close Little Island plant

11 March 2015

SIPTU members support the decision of Pfizer to continue production at its Little Island plant, county Cork, and provide continued job security for up to 160 workers.
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SIPTU Waterford District Council hosts meeting on ‘Yes to Equality’ campaign

12 March 2015

A presentation on the case for a ‘Yes’ vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at a meeting of the SIPTU Waterford District Council in Connolly Hall, county Waterford, this evening (12th March) at 7.30 p.m.
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SIPTU members take strike action at St. Leo’s College in Carlow

13 March 2015

SIPTU members are taking strike action at St. Leo’s College in Carlow, county Carlow, today (Friday, 13th March) as part of a dispute relating to their employer’s failure to establish an appropriate workplace pension scheme.
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SIPTU Waterford District Council says ‘Yes’ to Equality

13 March 2015

SIPTU Waterford District Council unanimously endorsed the union’s ‘Yes Equality’ campaign for marriage equality at a meeting in Connolly Hall, Waterford City, on Thursday, 12th March.
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SIPTU workers in the Central Mental Hospital secure €2 million compensation

16 March 2015

SIPTU members working in the Central Mental Hospital, Dublin, have secured a compensation package valued at over €2 million resulting from a management re-configuration of hospital services that led to an erosion of workers’ terms and conditions.
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SIPTU full-time firefighters to ballot for industrial action

19 March 2015

SIPTU members in the full-time fire service are to ballot for industrial in a dispute resulting from an attempt by the Department of Environment to reduce the crew numbers on fire appliances.
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SIPTU retained fire-fighters vote for industrial action

20 March 2015

SIPTU members in the Retained Fire Services voted overwhelmingly for industrial action, including strike action, in a dispute related to attempts to decrease fire appliance crewing levels, at ballots counted today (Friday, 20th March) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
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Jack O’Connor calls for pay increases across the economy

23 March 2015

Pay increases for workers will provide the stimulus necessary to cement the economic recovery, SIPTU General President Jack O’Connor has said.
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Head of Gaza children’s charity prevented from attending Dublin conference on Palestine

24 March 2015

The director of a children’s charity in Gaza has been unable to travel to Ireland to address a conference on Palestine later this week due to Israeli security restrictions and the closure of the Rafah access to Egypt.
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SIPTU supports reopening of Lagan Brick production plant

25 March 2015

SIPTU representatives have indicated their support for the reopening of the Lagan Brick production plant in Drumgill, Kingscourt, county Cavan, following the signing of a pre-production agreement with the company this afternoon (Wednesday, 25th March).
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Health Minister addresses SIPTU conference for health care assistants

26 March 2015

SIPTU has launched a new Health Care Sector at a conference in Dublin which was addressed by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar today.
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SIPTU president says EU Budget rules must not strangle Irish recovery

27 March 2015

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has warned that a rigid interpretation of EU budgetary rules risked strangling Ireland’s fragile economic recovery and must now be handled flexibly by the European Commission.
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Gaza children’s advocate prevented from attending Palestine conference in Liberty Hall

27 March 2015

A leading advocate for children in Gaza who was to invited to speak at a conference on Palestine in Dublin tomorrow has been refused a visa by the Israeli authorities.
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Successful conference on future of Palestine

30 March 2015

Political and trade union activists from across the island attended a one-day conference on the future of Palestine in Liberty Hall on Saturday, 28th March.
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SIPTU states that Aer Lingus assurances concerning proposed takeover are inadequate

30 March 2015

SIPTU members have stated that a proposal received from the management of Aer Lingus, today (Monday, 30th March), in relation to the guaranteeing of workers’ terms and conditions of employment in the event of a take over by IAG, does not adequately deal with their concerns.
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SIPTU members to consider industrial action after breakdown of bus talks

31 March 2015

SIPTU members in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, 31st March) to consider balloting for industrial action following the breakdown of talks, facilitated by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), on plans to privatise 10% of public bus services.
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SIPTU Meath District Council says ‘Yes’ to Equality

31 March 2015

The SIPTU Meath District Council endorsed the union’s ‘Yes Equality’ campaign for marriage equality at a meeting in the Dan Shaw Centre, Navan, county Meath, on Tuesday, 24th March. The meeting heard presentations on the reasons why the union is calling for a ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming Civil Marriage Equality Referendum from SIPTU activists.
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SIPTU bus drivers to ballot for strike action

31 March 2015

SIPTU members working as bus drivers for Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are to ballot for strike action following a threat to privatise 10% of routes without the agreement of workers. SIPTU Utilities and Construction Division Organiser, Owen Reidy, said: “Our members have been left with no option but to ballot for industrial action, up to and including strike action. This follows a threat to privatise routes without the agreement of our members or assurances from the two bus companies concerning the security of workers' terms and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU members express shock at closure of Toughers Restaurant in Carlow

31 March 2015

SIPTU members employed at Toughers Restaurant in Carlow, county Carlow, have expressed shock at the sudden closure of the restaurant and the liquidation of its parent company.
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SIPTU calls on all workers to support Dunnes Stores strikers

31 March 2015

SIPTU has called upon all workers to support their colleagues in Mandate trade union who are on strike at Dunnes Stores across the country today, Thursday, 2nd April, by not shopping at the retailer.
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Irish Equity supports call for halt to cuts in Northern Ireland cultural sector

01 April 2015

Irish Equity passed a motion at its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 29th March, calling for a moratorium on proposed cuts to the funding of the cultural sector in Northern Ireland.
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SIPTU General President calls for all workers to support Dunnes Stores strikers

02 April 2015

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has stated that the struggle of Dunnes Stores workers for decent jobs and against low hour contracts is one that is critical to the defence of the living standards of all workers in Ireland.
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SIPTU seeks Government action to end home helps’ zero-hour contracts

07 April 2015

SIPTU has demanded urgent action by the Government to end the imposition of zero-hour contracts on home helps working for voluntary sector organisations which are funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide public health care schemes.
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SIPTU Bus Drivers overwhelmingly vote for industrial and strike action

10 April 2015

SIPTU Bus Drivers in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann have voted by over 90%, in both companies, in favour of industrial action and strike action in a ballot counted this afternoon (Friday, 10th April) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
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SIPTU declares 10-day deadline to resolve bus dispute

13 April 2015

SIPTU Bus Drivers will consider issuing formal notice of industrial action on Friday, 24th April, if their concerns have not been adequately addressed at meetings with other stakeholders in the dispute over attempts to privatise 10% of public bus services.
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SIPTU calls for clinical review of new psychiatric unit on CUH campus

13 April 2015

SIPTU has called for a full clinical review by an agreed independent expert to examine and validate proposals for the operation of a new psychiatric unit on the campus of Cork University Hospital, Cork City.
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New survey finds zero hour contracts and low pay the norm for young workers

14 April 2015

A survey of the working lives of the under 35s, conducted by the Young Workers Network (YWN), has revealed that nearly 90% struggle to make ends meet with zero hour contracts and low pay the norm for many.
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SIPTU brings Belfast GAA club to Industrial Tribunal over failure to pay redundancy

14 April 2015

A SIPTU member’s claim against Ard Eoin Kickhams GAC for failure to pay her statutory redundancy entitlements will be heard by the Industrial Tribunal in Belfast on Friday, 17th April.
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SIPTU supports protest by former Ulster Bank workers today

15 April 2015

Former Ulster Bank workers are staging a lunchtime protest today, Wednesday, 15th April at Ulster Bank Head Quarters, Georges Quay, Dublin 2 to highlight the non-implementation of a Labour Court recommendation in relation to their redundancy terms.
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Statement by the National Executive Council of SIPTU on the Right2Water protest on Saturday 21st March

19 March 2015

The SIPTU NEC statement of 21st November 2014 concluded: “In the absence of a declaration by the Government of its intention to provide every household with an adequate supply of water to meet all its domestic needs, at no direct cost, while retaining a tariff on non-essential use only and to legislate for a Referendum to prohibit privatisation, we will work with other trade unions and civil society organisations, including those involved in Right2Water, to campaign through peaceful protests and other democratic actions, to achieve these objectives”.
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SIPTU Drivers to engage in four days of strike action at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann

20 April 2015

SIPTU Drivers employed by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are to engage in four days of strike action during May, following a refusal by the management of both companies to meet with workers to discuss their major concerns over plans to privatise 10% of bus routes.
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SIPTU secures additional funding for patient care at University Hospital Galway

15 April 2015

SIPTU has deferred notice of industrial action at University Hospital Galway (UHG), Galway city, pending implementation of an agreement for the facility to secure additional nurses and support staff cover.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Ladbrokes concerning examinership

21 April 2015

SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with the management of Ladbrokes Ireland to discuss the implications of the bookmaker being placed into examinership after an application to the High Court today (Tuesday, 21st April).
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SIPTU President calls for 2 to 1 ratio of spending to tax cuts as economy grows

24 April 2015

Speaking at the Union’s Education Sector AGM and in advance of the publication of the Government’s Spring Statement next week, SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has called for public spending to be prioritised over tax cuts on a ratio of a minimum of 2:1 as resources become available in a growing economy.
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SIPTU members disappointed with publication of report on St. Anne’s centre

25 April 2015

SIPTU has expressed disappointment with the failure of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) to seek input from relevant staff members before publishing an inspection report on the St. Anne’s Centre for people with intellectual disabilities, Roscrea, County Tipperary.
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SIPTU says comprehensive agreement needed to prevent bus strike

28 April 2015

SIPTU has stated that a comprehensive agreement which deals with the threat to bus services and workers' terms of employment is needed before there can be any suspension of industrial action by bus drivers scheduled to begin on Friday, 1st May.
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SIPTU supports major investment in Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford

29 April 2015

SIPTU members have expressed their support for the announcement today (Wednesday, 29th April) of a €75 million investment programme in the Bausch and Lomb production plant in Waterford. The decision by the contact lens manufacturer’s parent company, Valeant, is expected to result in the creation of 125 new jobs when the construction of a new production facility is completed in 2016.
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SIPTU supports major investment in Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford

29 April 2015

SIPTU members have expressed their support for the announcement today (Wednesday, 29th April) of a €75 million investment programme in the Bausch and Lomb production plant in Waterford. The decision by the contact lens manufacturer’s parent company, Valeant, is expected to result in the creation of 125 new jobs when the construction of a new production facility is completed in 2016.
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SIPTU Kildare District Council host meeting on the commuter belt housing crisis

29 April 2015

SIPTU Kildare District Council will host a meeting on the impact of the housing crisis on the commuter belt in the McAuley Place, Arts and Culture Centre, Sallins Road, Naas, county Kildare at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 30th April.
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SIPTU members call for pay restoration at rally outside Department of Health

30 April 2015

SIPTU Health Division members called on the Government to honour its commitment to restore their pay in line with national agreements at a rally today (Thursday, 30th April) outside the Department of Health, Dublin 2.
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SIPTU members to strike at Tyndall National Institute in UCC

30 April 2015

SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC) will undertake three days of work stoppages in May, beginning tomorrow (Friday, 1st May), during which pickets will be placed on entrances to the facility from 7.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
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SIPTU Bus drivers to strike to protect services and decent jobs

30 April 2015

SIPTU Bus drivers will place pickets in over 30 locations across the country on Friday, 1st May, as they engage in strike action aimed at protecting services and decent jobs from the threat of privatisation.
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SIPTU West Cork District Council says ‘Yes’ to Equality

05 May 2015

SIPTU West Cork District Council endorsed the union’s ‘Yes Equality’ campaign for marriage equality at a meeting in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, County Cork, on Tuesday, 21st April.
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SIPTU President welcomes new legislation on collective bargaining

08 May 2015

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has welcomed new draft legislation on collective bargaining which the Government has published today describing it as an important and long awaited development by the Irish trade union movement.
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SIPTU strikers call on UCC President to intervene in Tyndall National Institute dispute

13 May 2015

SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC), who are engaged in strike action today (Wednesday, 13th May), have called on the UCC President, Michael Murphy, to intervene in their dispute over pay inequality.
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BNM unions support decision by ESB to continue to use peat to fuel power stations

13 May 2015

The Bord na Móna (BNM) Group of Unions has stated its support for an ESB decision to maintain a supply agreement with the company for peat to fuel its power stations in Shannonbridge, County Offaly, and Lough Ree, County Longford, after 2019.
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SIPTU defers strike action at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann

14 May 2015

A 48-hour work stoppage by SIPTU drivers in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, scheduled to begin on Friday (15th May), has been deferred following agreement between union representatives, management and Department of Transport officials.
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Public Service negotiations commence

19 May 2015

Dear Colleagues, SIPTU representatives have entered discussions with public service employers for the restoration of pay for union members who have suffered severe reductions in income over the past number of years.
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SIPTU to oppose sell-off of Government stake in Aer Lingus

27 May 2015

SIPTU will vigorously oppose the Government plan to sell-off its 25% of shares in Aer Lingus due to the failure of the company to provide commitments to workers that it will not impose compulsory redundancies or the outsourcing of jobs.
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SIPTU to vigorously oppose sale of Aer Lingus if commitments on jobs not provided

26 May 2015

SIPTU will vigorously oppose the sale by the Government of its 25% shareholding in Aer Lingus if the company fails to provide commitments that it will not impose compulsory redundancies or the outsourcing of jobs.
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SIPTU says secret Aer Lingus job cuts plan confirms workers’ worst fears

27 May 2015

SIPTU has called on TDs to vote against the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to allow time for the full consideration of an internal Aer Lingus report which has revealed major job losses are envisaged in the event of an IAG takeover.
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SIPTU members receive assurance on no outsourcing and redundancies from Aer Lingus

28 May 2015

SIPTU members at Aer Lingus have been informed that management at the airline has agreed to establish a legally enshrined Registered Employment Agreement (REA) at the company which will commit it not to pursue an agenda of outsourcing and compulsory redundancies.
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SIPTU seeks meeting with C&C Gleeson on proposed job losses

27 May 2015

SIPTU has called on the management of C&C Gleeson to meet with union representatives and begin a process of engagement relating to a proposed restructuring of the drinks company which could result in up to 25 job losses.
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SIPTU seeks LRC meeting over threatened DSPCA job losses

28 May 2015

SIPTU has called on the management of the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) to attend a conciliation conference facilitated by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss job losses and cuts in staff working hours at the charity.
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Outcome of public sector pay talks

29 May 2015

Following intensive discussions facilitated by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), public service trade unions have concluded an agreement with the Government which will see the protections of the Haddington Road Agreement extended to September 2018, and include a phased restoration of pay during the lifetime of the two-year agreement.
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Second World Live Performance Conference comes to Liberty Hall

02 June 2015

For the second time in its history the International Federation of Actor (FIA) and its worldwide members gather for a 4-day international conference on live performance.
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Statement by the National Executive Council of SIPTU on the proposed 'Lansdowne Road Agreement' on pay in the public service

05 June 2015

The National Executive Council of SIPTU met today (Friday, 5th June) to consider the proposals for an agreement on pay in the public service. Having considered the details it was decided to recommend them for acceptance by the union’s membership.
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SIPTU members to strike at FDYS crèche and youth services in Wexford

09 June 2015

SIPTU members employed by Ferns Diocesan Youth Service (FDYS) will conduct strike action on Wednesday, 17th June, in a dispute concerning a unilateral change by management to sick leave benefit and its refusal to engage with their union.
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SIPTU to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Officers on Monday

12 June 2015

The SIPTU ‘Fair Deal for Cleaners’ campaign will mark the 25th anniversary of International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Officers on Monday, 15th June, with publicity events in workplaces across the country.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with new owner of Clerys Department Store

12 June 2015

SIPTU is seeking an urgent meeting with the new owner of Clerys Department Store, Dublin, following confirmation today (Friday, 12th June) that the company has been bought by the real estate firm, Natrium.
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SIPTU to host emergency meeting of Clerys Department Store workers

12 June 2015

SIPTU members in Clerys Department Store, O’Connell Street, Dublin, will attend an emergency meeting in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Saturday, 13th June, morning at 11.30 a.m. to discuss what action they will take following the liquidation of the company and the loss of their jobs.
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SIPTU members at Clerys ‘march for justice’ to O’Connell Street store

13 June 2015

SIPTU members marched to Clerys Department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin, at lunchtime on Saturday, 13th June, demanding fair treatment and justice less than 24 hours after their jobs were made redundant with immediate effect.
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SIPTU calls rally in support of Clerys workers at department store tomorrow

15 June 2015

SIPTU has called a rally in support of the Clerys workers outside the department store, O’Connell Street, Dublin, tomorrow (Tuesday, 16th June) between 12.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to highlight the demand that the new owners meet with staff.
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SIPTU calls on Maynooth University to reverse decision to close swimming pool

16 June 2015

SIPTU members employed at the swimming pool in Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, have called on the college administration to reverse its decision to close the facility.
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Over 5,000 signatures collected for petition demanding Clerys owners meet workers

17 June 2015

SIPTU members employed in Clerys department store have collected over 5,000 signatures from members of the public and politicians for their petition demanding that the new owners of the premises meet with them.
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Massive public support for SIPTU members rally outside Clerys

16 June 2015

A rally by SIPTU members employed in Clerys department store and their supporters on O’Connell Street, Dublin, at lunchtime on Tuesday, 16th June, received overwhelming support from the public.
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Clerys workers to protest outside new owners office tomorrow

18 June 2015

Protest outside the head office of D2 Private, Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2, Friday 19th June at 12.00 p.m.
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Petition in support of Clerys workers receives over 14,000 signatures

23 June 2015

A SIPTU petition calling on the new owners of Clerys to meet with the former staff of the department store has received over 14,000 signatures since it was launched six days ago.
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International trade unionists sign Clerys workers’ petition in Dublin

23 June 2015

Members of the international trade union movement signed the Clerys workers' petition, on Tuesday, 23rd June, outside the department store in O’Connell Street, Dublin.
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Kidney transplant patients to meet at Liberty Hall tomorrow

26 June 2015

Patients on the waiting list for kidney and pancreas transplants are to hold a meeting in Liberty Hall, Dublin tomorrow (Saturday, 27th June) to discuss the failure of the Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide essential treatment and procedures since the closure of the transplant programme at Beaumont Hospital in January last.
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ETUC says the EU should think long and hard before pushing Greece out

29 June 2015

The EU should think hard and long before pushing Greece out of the Eurozone, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) General Secretary Bernadette Ségol has warned.
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Clerys workers support Dublin City Council decision to extend store’s protection

29 June 2015

The Clerys workers have voiced their support for the decision of Dublin City Council to endorse a number of motions condemning their treatment and extend the protection of the specific use of the store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.
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SIPTU members had warned of deficiencies in Kilkenny care unit

29 June 2015

SIPTU members working in the Our Lady's Unit in the Saint Patrick's Centre, County Kilkenny, had highlighted deficiencies in its operation to the management of the facility prior to it being de-registered and taken under the control of Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) today (Monday, 29th June).
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SIPTU launches Progressive Alternative to the Universal Social Charge

01 July 2015

SIPTU has launched a proposal for “A Progressive Alternative to the Universal Social Charge” (USC).
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SIPTU calls on Ryanair to respect workers’ rights following Danish Labour Court ruling

01 July 2015

SIPTU has called on Ryanair to respect workers’ rights following a ruling by the Labour Court in Denmark that trade union members in that country can take industrial action against the company in order to secure their right to collective bargaining.
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SIPTU alarmed at decline in number of workplace Health and Safety inspections

03 July 2015

SIPTU has expressed alarm at the decline in the number of workplace inspections carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) which was revealed in the agency’s annual report for 2014 published earlier this week.
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SIPTU members at Dublin Fire Brigade to ballot for industrial action

03 July 2015

Members in Dublin Fire Brigade are to ballot for industrial/strike action in response to the refusal of the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan, to implement an agreement reached in May for the filling of outstanding firefighter vacancies, according to SIPTU Sector Organiser, Brendan O’Brien.
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SIPTU calls on the Irish Government to act in solidarity with Greek people and its democratically elected leaders

05 July 2015

SIPTU, Ireland's largest trade union, has welcomed the decisive rejection of the one sided austerity agenda by the Greek people in today's referendum. The union has also called on the Irish government to act in solidarity with the beleagured people of that country, our fellow citizens in the EU, by exercising every scintilla of influence at its disposal to help bring about an agreement at European level on terms they can accept.
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SIPTU calls on the Irish Government to act in solidarity with Greek people and its democratically elected leaders

05 July 2015

SIPTU, Ireland's largest trade union, has welcomed the decisive rejection of the one sided austerity agenda by the Greek people in today's referendum. The union has also called on the Irish government to act in solidarity with the beleagured people of that country, our fellow citizens in the EU, by exercising every scintilla of influence at its disposal to help bring about an agreement at European level on terms they can accept.
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Congress proposes a legal change to ‘stop another Clerys’

06 July 2015

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions said today (Monday, 6th July) that the government must move to ensure company directors can be disqualified if they breach their obligations to their workers.
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Clerys workers renew call for owners to meet them to explain their actions

07 July 2015

The Clerys workers have renewed their call for Natrium, the new owners of the department store, to meet with them to explain their actions which have cost hundreds of jobs.
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SIPTU and Celtic Linen Ltd enter LRC talks concerning possible job losses

09 July 2015

SIPTU has entered into talks at the Labour Relation Commission (LRC) with the management of Celtic Linen Ltd concerning plans to implement up to 62 job losses at the company, which is headquartered in Drinagh, County Wexford.
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SIPTU members in FDYS to hold rally in Wexford tomorrow

10 July 2015

SIPTU members employed by Ferns Diocesan Youth Service (FDYS) will hold a rally to protest at their treatment by the management of the voluntary organisation, in the Bullring Wexford Town on Saturday, 11th July, between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.
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SIPTU expresses concern over use of new postcode system by ambulance professionals

14 July 2015

SIPTU has urged the management of the National Ambulance Service and the Health Service Executive (HSE) not to introduce the use of the Eircode system for ambulance professionals until the new postcodes have proven to be fit for purpose.
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SIPTU meets with Minister for Education to discuss equality at NUI Galway

15 July 2015

SIPTU members at NUI Galway met with the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan, this morning (Wednesday, 15th July) to discuss their demand for an independent taskforce to investigate gender discrimination in the university.
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SIPTU president says new Industrial Relations legislation will strengthen workers’ rights

16 July 2015

SIPTU has stated that new measures contained in the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015, which was passed in the Dail this afternoon (Thursday, 16th July), will strengthen the rights of workers in Ireland.
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SIPTU members vote in favour of Lansdowne Road public service proposals

23 July 2015

SIPTU members in the public service have overwhelmingly accepted the Lansdowne Road proposals following a ballot which was counted today in Liberty Hall, Dublin.
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SIPTU calls for investment in St Patrick’s Nursing Home in Carrick-on-Shannon

28 July 2015

SIPTU has called for funds to be made available immediately to upgrade and increase staff numbers at the St Patrick’s Nursing Home, Carrick-on-Shannon, county Leitrim.
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SIPTU members raise concerns over staffing levels in HSE community units in county Meath

29 July 2015

SIPTU representatives have written to local and regional HSE management requesting that it reverses its decision not to fill vacant nursing posts in two community units in County Meath.
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SIPTU supports government opposition to EU attempt to force rail privatisation

30 July 2015

SIPTU supports the reported position of the Department of Transport that it is seeking a derogation for Ireland from the EU Commission supported ‘Fourth Railway Package’ which calls for greater market liberalisation and competition within the railway sector in each member state.
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New apprenticeships mean new opportunities for school leavers, says Congress

30 July 2015

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has expressed its support for today’s announcement by the National Apprenticeship Council of Ireland that it plans to extend current apprenticeship schemes to areas such as hospitality, manufacturing, ICT and financial services.
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SIPTU members not surprised at failure of NUI Galway to receive equality award

31 July 2015

SIPTU members have said they are not surprised at the failure of NUI Galway to secure an Athena Swan award for gender equality policies in higher education in light of the number of outstanding issues concerning discrimination at the third level institution.
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SIPTU to meet workers following liquidation of Kerry Spring Water

01 August 2015

SIPTU representatives will meet with workers in Kerry Spring Water in Ballyferriter, County Kerry, early next week following the announcement, last night (Friday, 31st July), that the bottled mineral water company has gone into liquidation.
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SIPTU calls on Government to review use of JobBridge in Education Sector

04 August 2015

SIPTU has called on the Department of Social Protection to review the use of JobBridge in the Education Sector stating that its implementation will result in the displacement of workers.
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SIPTU calls for review of investigation procedures at St. Anne’s Centre in Tipperary

10 August 2015

SIPTU has called for a review of the conduct of investigations and the use of administrative leave by the management of the St. Anne’s Centre for people with intellectual disabilities, Roscrea, County Tipperary.
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SIPTU supports announcement of a Forum on the Living Wage

11 August 2015

SIPTU has stated its support for the announcement today (Tuesday, 11th August) by the Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash, that a Forum on the Living Wage will be held in Dublin Castle on Wednesday, 30th September.
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SIPTU calls on Government to end VAT benefit for hospitality sector

13 August 2015

SIPTU has called on the Government to commit to removing the preferential VAT rate currently enjoyed by the profitable hotel and restaurant sector that includes many businesses that are exploiting low paid workers.
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SIPTU calls on Mayo shop owners to pay workers what they are owed

14 August 2015

SIPTU has called upon the owners of a convenience store in Ardnaree, Ballina, County Mayo, to respect an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) ruling and pay eight former employees the monies they are owed.
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BNM workers to consider confidence in Bord if redundancy threat remains

14 August 2015

The Bord na Móna Group of Unions has informed the company that it intends to recommend a motion of no confidence in the Bord of the semi-state enterprise to its members if a threat to implement compulsory redundancies is not rescinded.
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SIPTU warns Irish Rail management of the possibility of industrial action

17 August 2015

SIPTU has warned the management of Irish Rail of the possibility of industrial action if it fails to deal with calls by train drivers for adequate compensation for their contribution in significantly increasing productivity at the transport company.
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SIPTU to nominate members to the Agricultural Joint Labour Committee

18 August 2015

SIPTU is to nominate members to sit on the Joint Labour Committee (JLC) for the agricultural sector following the re-establishment of the body by the Labour Court.
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BNM Group of Unions defer general meeting following removal of jobs threat

19 August 2015

The Bord na Móna Group of Unions has deferred a general meeting of its members following confirmation from management, today (Wednesday, 19th August), that it has removed a threat to implement compulsory redundancies at a subsidiary company of the semi-state enterprise.
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SIPTU calls for HSE intervention in staffing crisis in community units in Meath

19 August 2015

SIPTU has called for senior Health Service Executive (HSE) officials to urgently intervene to resolve a staffing crisis at two community care units in County Meath which appears to have resulted in beds being left idle.
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Clerys workers hold protest to mark 10 weeks of silence from new owners

20 August 2015

Former Clerys workers protested outside the department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin, at lunchtime today (Thursday, 20th August), to highlight the failure of its new owners to meet them in the 10 weeks since they took over the business.
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SIPTU proposals on an alternative to the USC presented at Navan meeting

21 August 2015

The SIPTU proposals for a progressive alternative to the Universal Social Charge (USC) were presented at a meeting in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan, County Meath, on Wednesday (19th August) evening.
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Bord na Móna dispute referred to the Labour Court

21 August 2015

A dispute over pay and conditions in Bord na Móna has been referred to the Labour Court following a break down in negotiations between workers and management at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) yesterday (Thursday, 20th August).
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SIPTU calls for future of Ballymun Young Women's Project to be secured

26 August 2015

SIPTU has called on the City of Dublin Youth Service Board (CDYSB) to commit to the continued funding of the Ballymun Young Women’s Project in north Dublin.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade vote for strike action

26 August 2015

SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have voted for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute provoked by a decision of the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council to renege on an agreement on recruiting new firefighters.
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Clerys workers protest outside new owner’s office in Dublin

28 August 2015

Former Clerys workers protested outside the offices of the department store’s new owner, Natrium, on North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, at lunchtime today (Friday, 28th August).
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SIPTU legal expert appointed to Committee of Investigation into Clerys liquidation

01 September 2015

A legal expert with the SIPTU Workers Rights Centre has today (Tuesday, 1st September) been appointed to sit on a Committee of Investigation to oversee the liquidation process of OCS Operations, the company which operated Clerys department store.
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Unions outraged at NUI Galway refusal to attend LRC to discuss equality taskforce

02 September 2015

SIPTU and IFUT have expressed outrage at the refusal by management at NUI Galway to attend a meeting at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss an equality taskforce it has appointed.
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SIPTU criticise Irish Rail for breakdown of LRC talks

09 September 2015

SIPTU has criticised the management of Irish Rail for its refusal to discuss past productivity increases by workers which led to the breakdown of talks between the company and unions at the Labour Relations Commission last night (Tuesday, 8th September).
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Unions agree to negotiations on orderly wind down of Boyers department store

09 September 2015

Mandate and SIPTU trade unions have today (Wednesday, 9th September) agreed to negotiations with the owner of Boyers department store on Talbot Street, Dublin, on the orderly wind down of the company.
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Trade unions say European Court ruling will provide protection against excessive working hours

11 September 2015

The ICTU and SIPTU have said that a European Court ruling on Thursday (10th September), which found that travel time for employees with no fixed place of work should be counted as part of their working day, could benefit many workers in Ireland.
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SIPTU calls on Minister to honour LRC proposal in Galway health workers dispute over unpaid wages

11 September 2015

SIPTU members working as social care workers and social care leaders in County Galway have called on the Minister of Health, Leo Varadkar, to honour a Labour Relations Commission (LRC) proposal in a dispute concerning the payment of monies owed to them for evening work.
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SIPTU says discrimination at NUI Galway is not inevitable

15 September 2015

A ‘trade union day’ will take place in NUI Galway on Wednesday, 23rd September, focusing on discrimination and precarious employment at the university.
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SIPTU train drivers in Irish Rail to ballot on industrial action

16 September 2015

SIPTU train drivers in Irish Rail will commence a ballot for industrial action on Monday, 21st September, following the company’s reneging on a commitment to reward past productivity increases.
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SIPTU supports vigil highlighting impact of cuts on disability services

16 September 2015

SIPTU representatives joined a 72-hour vigil by disability campaigners outside Government Buildings, today (Tuesday, 15th September), highlighting the impact of cuts on services.
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Clerys workers protest outside store 15 weeks after closure

18 September 2015

Former Clerys workers and their supporters protested outside the department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin, at lunchtime today (Friday, 18th September) to highlight their demand that the new owners of the business meet with them.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade to commence industrial action

18 September 2015

SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have served notice that industrial action will commence on Monday, 5th October, due to the failure of Dublin City Council to maintain agreed minimum safety critical staffing levels.
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SIPTU members to vote on HSE proposal in Galway health workers dispute

19 September 2015

SIPTU members working as social care workers and social care leaders in County Galway will vote on a proposal tabled by the HSE to resolve a dispute concerning the payment of monies owed to them for evening work.
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SIPTU says planned role change for Rural Social Scheme is a further attack on rural Ireland

23 September 2015

SIPTU has condemned the plan by the Department of Social Protection to redefine the operation of the the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), making it into a job activation measure, as a further attack on rural Ireland.
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SIPTU to consider Labour Court request for independent review of LUAS

30 September 2015

SIPTU members will consider a Labour Court request that an independent financial assessment of the company which operates the LUAS light rail network is undertaken prior to them proceeding with a claim for improvements to their terms and condtions of employment.
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SIPTU members suspend industrial action in Galway social care work dispute

30 September 2015

SIPTU members working as social care workers and social care leaders in the Brothers of Charity and Ability West services, county Galway, have suspended a campaign of industrial action which began earlier this month.
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SIPTU Cavan-Monaghan District Committee meets with local TD to discuss replacement for USC

29 September 2015

Representatives of the SIPTU Cavan-Monaghan District Committee met with local Fine Gael TD, Joe O’Reilly, to discuss the union’s proposal for a progressive alternative to the Universal Social Charge (USC) and the ICTU Pre-Budget Submission at a meeting in Cavan Town on Friday, 25th September.
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SIPTU calls on Roscommon Leisure Centre management to attend LRC

30 September 2015

SIPTU has called on the management of the Roscommon Leisure Centre to respond to a request for it to attend a meeting of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss a dispute concerning workers’ wages.
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SIPTU members secure new deal for up to 45,000 low paid cleaning and security workers

01 October 2015

SIPTU members have secured the signing into law today (Thursday, 1st October) of two new Employment Regulation Orders (ERO) for the contract cleaning and security sectors which will protect pay and conditions for up to 45,000 low paid workers.
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SIPTU calls on Roscommon Leisure Centre board to engage with LRC

01 October 2015

SIPTU has called on the board of management of the Roscommon Leisure Centre to respond to a request for its representatives to attend a meeting of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss a dispute concerning workers’ wages.
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SIPTU Biennial National Delegate Conference starts on Monday in Cork

02 October 2015

The SIPTU Biennial National Delegate Conference takes place in City Hall, Cork, from Monday, 5th October to Thursday, 8th October. The conference will debate motions on the economy, the housing crisis, health, pensions, public transport and international issues among others.
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SIPTU agrees deal to bring Dublin Fire Brigade numbers up to safe level

02 October 2015

SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have this afternoon (Friday, 2nd October) accepted Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals on a recruitment plan that will see numbers in the service brought up to safe minimum manning levels within an agreed timeframe.
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SIPTU members vote to accept new agreement with Brinks Ireland

02 October 2015

SIPTU members working in the cash-in-transit section of Brinks Ireland have this afternoon (Friday, 1st October) voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new agreement with management.
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BNM unions express disappointment at end of harvesting of peat for energy

05 October 2015

The Bord na Móna Group of Unions has expressed disappointment at the company’s announcement that it is to phase out the harvesting of peat for energy and the lack of consultation with workers concerning the move.
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SIPTU President Jack O’Connor announces union campaign for decent work

05 October 2015

SIPTU President, Jack O’Connor has announced that the union is to organise a major campaign against low wages and exploitative work practices and contracts.
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SIPTU seeks immediate meeting with Roche Holding AG to discuss jobs threat

13 November 2015

SIPTU representatives are seeking an immediate meeting with the management of Roche Holding AG to discuss the threatened job losses at the company’s plant in Clarecastle, County Clare.
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SIPTU says budget is mix of positive measures and missed opportunities

13 October 2015

Budget 2016 contains a number of positive measures that will see workers make the first real financial gains from a budget in almost eight years, according to SIPTU researcher, Ger Gibbons.
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SIPTU welcomes HSE decision to attend conciliation over staffing levels in Meath community units

13 October 2015

SIPTU members have welcomed the HSE decision to attend conciliation at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to try to resolve a dispute over its failure to fill vacant nursing posts on a permanent basis in two community units in County Meath.
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SIPTU President offers condolences and calls for solidarity in response to Paris attacks

14 November 2015

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has offered his union’s condolences to the families and communities of those killed in the series of terrorist attacks in Paris last night (Friday, 13th November).
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SIPTU criticises failure to end VAT break for non-compliant hospitality sector

14 October 2015

SIPTU has criticised the failure of the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, in Budget 2016 to end the preferential 9% VAT rate enjoyed by the profitable hotel and restaurant sector that includes many businesses that are exploiting low paid workers.
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SIPTU disappointed at failure to resolve Irish Rail dispute at WRC talks

19 October 2015

SIPTU train drivers have expressed disappointment at the failure of the management of Irish Rail to adequately address the issue of past productivity which led to the breakdown of talks at the Workplace Rights Commission (WRC) that were aimed at resolving the dispute at the company.
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SIPTU security guard members to conduct industrial action at Shell terminal in County Mayo

19 October 2015

SIPTU members working as security guards at the Shell gas terminal in Bellanaboy, county Mayo, are conducting a 12-hour work stoppage tomorrow (Monday, 19th October) in a dispute related to the unilateral implementation of job losses and reduced hours by the security contractor Senaca Group.
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SIPTU accepts offer to resume talks on Irish Rail dispute at WRC

20 October 2015

SIPTU has accepted an offer to resume talks tomorrow (Tuesday, 20th October) at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in an effort to find a resolution to a dispute concerning train drivers in Irish Rail.
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SIPTU activists call for unions to play leading role in ending the housing crisis

21 October 2015

The SIPTU Dublin District Council hosted a seminar on the housing crisis in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, on Monday (19th October) during which housing activists and academics called on the council to take a leading role in the campaign to end homelessness in the city.
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Talks on Irish Rail dispute to resume this morning

22 October 2015

Talks on the dispute in Irish Rail, where industrial action is due to take commence on Friday 23rd October, will resume at 11.30 a.m. this morning.
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SIPTU calls on Irish Rail to engage constructively in talks with unions

23 October 2015

SIPTU has called on the management of Irish Rail to engage constructively with unions on commitments on past productivity it entered into in previous agreements with workers.
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Clerys workers protest outside Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

27 October 2015

Former Clerys workers protested outside the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Kildare Street, Dublin 2, this afternoon (Tuesday, 27th October), to highlight their call for a change in the law to ensure no other workers can lose their jobs in a similar manner.
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SIPTU says Edenderry Power planning issues must not result in compulsory redundancies

27 October 2015

SIPTU has stated that a decision by the High Court to overturn planning permission for the continued operation of the Bord na Móna power plant in Edenderry, Co. Offaly, must not result in compulsory redundancies.
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SIPTU President calls for introduction of rent controls to stem rising homelessness

30 October 2015

SIPTU President, Jack O’Connor has said that a well-designed system of rent controls can help to stem the tide of homelessness in Ireland.
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SIPTU agrees to attend WRC talks on Irish Rail dispute

09 October 2015

SIPTU has agreed to attend conciliation talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Monday (12th October) concerning the dispute at Irish Rail arising from the company’s failure to discuss and address past productivity issues.
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SIPTU calls for an urgent and wide-ranging fire safety audit of properties across the country

09 October 2015

SIPTU has called for an urgent and wide-ranging fire safety audit of properties due to the number of serious breaches being discovered in buildings across the country.
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SIPTU train drivers announce two three-hour work stoppages

08 October 2015

SIPTU train drivers in Irish Rail will undertake two three-hour work stoppages as part of a campaign of industrial action which results from the company reneging on a commitment to discuss past productivity.
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SIPTU Conference supports once-off regularisation of undocumented migrants

08 October 2015

The SIPTU National Delegate Biennial Conference on Thursday (8th October) voted to support a once-off, time-bound regularisation scheme for undocumented migrants in Ireland.
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SIPTU Conference calls for the creation of a Palestinian state in 2016

08 October 2015

The SIPTU National Delegate Biennial Conference has today (Thursday, 8th October) called for the centenary of the Easter Rising to be marked by a major campaign to make 2016 the year for the creation of a Palestinian state.
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SIPTU train drivers in Irish Rail vote overwhelmingly for industrial action

05 October 2015

SIPTU train drivers in Irish Rail have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute which results from the company reneging on a commitment to discuss past productivity.
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SIPTU conference votes to review use of union’s political fund

07 October 2015

The SIPTU National Delegate Biennial Conference has voted this afternoon (Wednesday, 7th October) for a review to be undertaken of the use of the union’s political fund with the aim of producing a report on possible changes to be discussed at a Special Conference in early 2017.
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SIPTU conference supports campaign against discrimination at NUI Galway

07 October 2015

The SIPTU National Delegate Biennial Conference has condemned the lack of action by the management of NUI Galway to counter problems related to discrimination and precarious working conditions at the university.
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SIPTU calls for review of protections from violence and aggression in the workplace

07 October 2015

The SIPTU National Delegate Biennial Conference has called for a review of protections for workers from violence and aggression in the workplace.
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SIPTU will resist Irish Water plan for 1,200 job losses and its creeping privatisation

07 October 2015

SIPTU has stated that it will resist a plan by the management of Irish Water to implement 1,200 redundancies at the State owned company as it is a clear move towards its future privatisation and an unacceptable breach of agreements on the operation of the utility.
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SIPTU members welcome plans by new owners to develop Arnotts

03 November 2015

SIPTU members have welcomed proposals by the new owners of Arnotts to maintain and develop the iconic Henry Street retail business.
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SIPTU welcomes UL report on Zero Hour contracts

03 November 2015

SIPTU Services Division Organiser, Ethel Buckley has welcomed the report on Zero Hour contracts, undertaken by the University of Limerick (UL), which highlights the severe forms of exploitation in many employments across the country.
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SIPTU condemns the exploitation of migrant workers in the fishing industry

03 November 2015

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney, to introduce employment protection legislation, proper training and rigorous inspection processes for migrant workers employed in the fishing industry.
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SIPTU supports Labour Court intervention in Irish Rail dispute

06 November 2015

SIPTU has agreed to a request by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to refer the dispute at Irish Rail to the Labour Court.
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SIPTU members in Irish Water ballot for industrial action

10 November 2015

SIPTU local authority members providing services for Irish Water began balloting for industrial action yesterday (Monday, 9th November) in a dispute related to an attempt by management to unilaterally cut the numbers of frontline water workers.
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SIPTU Support Staff to conduct two-hour work stoppage in Portiuncula Hospital

12 November 2015

SIPTU members working as Support Staff in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway, will engage in a two-hour work stoppage from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday 13th November) in protest at a unilateral decision by management to begin using private contractors to cover the Emergency Department.
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SIPTU calls on catering group Aramark to respect its workers

14 November 2015

SIPTU has called on the US catering group Aramark to respect workers' right to a living wage and to negotiate collectively with their employer.
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SIPTU to meet with Roche Holding AG to discuss jobs threat

16 November 2015

SIPTU representatives will meet with the management of Roche Holding AG to discuss its decision to close the company’s plant in Clarecastle, County Clare, on Wednesday (18th November).
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Clerys workers confront Richard Bruton on failure to change law to protect workers

17 November 2015

Former Clerys workers spoke directly to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Burton, today (Tuesday, 17th November), concerning his failure to implement a new law to ensure no other workers can lose their jobs in a similar manner.
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SIPTU condemns refusal of Edenderry Power Ltd to attend Labour Court

18 November 2015

SIPTU has condemned the refusal of the management of Edenderry Power Ltd to refer a long running dispute at the the Bord na Móna power plant in Edenderry, Co. Offaly, to the Labour Court.
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SIPTU says Labour Court recommendation on Irish Rail dispute is a positive development

19 November 2015

SIPTU has stated that the Labour Court recommendation issued yesterday (Tuesday, 17th November) in relation to the dispute between management and train drivers in Irish Rail is a positive development.
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SIPTU and TEEU local authority water workers vote for industrial action

20 November 2015

SIPTU and TEEU local authority members working under the management of Irish Water have today (Friday, 20th November) overwhelmingly voted for industrial action to prevent the privatisation of the public water service. Last month, Irish Water said that it intended reduce the local authority workforce in the company by up to 1500 by 2021. The unilateral announcement was in breach of the Service Level Agreement reached with trade union representatives in 2013 which obliged the company to consult with them in relation to any proposed changes in staffing numbers.
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SIPTU and TEEU local authority water workers vote for industrial action

20 November 2015

SIPTU and TEEU local authority members working under the management of Irish Water have today (Friday, 20th November) overwhelmingly voted for industrial action to prevent the privatisation of the public water service. Last month, Irish Water said that it intended reduce the local authority workforce in the company by up to 1500 by 2021. The unilateral announcement was in breach of the Service Level Agreement reached with trade union representatives in 2013 which obliged the company to consult with them in relation to any proposed changes in staffing numbers.
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SIPTU says research indicating exploitation in the hospitality sector confirms workers concerns

20 November 2015

A SIPTU organiser has said that preliminary research findings published yesterday (Thursday, 19th November) by TASC confirms the concerns of union members about increased levels of exploitation in the hospitality sector.
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Clerys workers protest outside Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

24 November 2015

Former Clerys workers and their supporters held a protest outside the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Kildare Street, Dublin, today (Tuesday, 24th November).
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SIPTU calls for employment of more Health Care Assistants to alleviate hospital crisis

25 November 2015

SIPTU has called for an increase in the number of Health Care Assistants to help alleviate the worsening staff shortages and overcrowding crises in hospitals across the country.
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SIPTU supports decision to engage independent expert to examine CIE pension scheme

26 November 2015

SIPTU supports a decision by the CIE Group of Unions to engage an independent pensions expert to undertake a full examination of the CIE Group Pension Scheme.
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SIPTU supports decision to engage independent expert to examine CIE pension scheme

26 November 2015

SIPTU supports a decision by the CIE Group of Unions to engage an independent pensions expert to undertake a full examination of the CIE Group Pension Scheme.
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SIPTU supports National Demonstration on the Housing and Homeless crisis tomorrow

30 November 2015

SIPTU members will march with housing activists from across the country in the National Demonstration on the Housing and Homeless crisis in Dublin tomorrow (Tuesday 1st December).
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SIPTU calls on Minister for Health to publish HSE National Ambulance Review

30 November 2015

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, to publish the recommendations of the HSE National Ambulance Review so that work on developing the service can commence.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Crown Paints Ireland concerning jobs threat

30 November 2015

SIPTU is seeking an urgent meeting with the management of Crown Paints Ireland following an announcement to its staff that it intends to close the company’s warehouse in Coolock, Dublin, with the loss of 23 jobs.
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SIPTU members in Meadow Meats begin industrial action in pursuit of pay increase

30 November 2015

SIPTU members in Meadow Meats, Rathdowney, County Laois, commenced industrial action today (Monday, 30th November) in response to the company’s failure to honour a Labour Court recommendation that workers in the meat processing plant receive a pay increase.
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SIPTU raises flag to mark UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

30 November 2015

SIPTU marked the upcoming UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by raising the flag of Palestine, along with the Irish tricolour, outside Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Friday, 27th November. A United Nations flag is also on display at Liberty Hall to mark the day of solidarity.
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SIPTU disappointment at planned closure of Supervalu stores in Clonmel and Carlow town

02 December 2015

SIPTU Organiser, Derek Casserly, has said union members are hugely disappointment at the announcement today by retail chain Supervalu that it intends to close two of its stores, in Clonmel, county Tipperary and Carlow town, at the end of January.
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SIPTU calls for compulsory ‘tiger kidnap’ prevention training for cash in transit staff

03 December 2015

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, to implement a system of compulsory training and procedures for dealing with the threat of so-called ‘tiger kidnaping’ for cash in transit workers.
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SIPTU survey finds academic staff in DCU concerned by workload and precarious jobs

04 December 2015

An extensive survey of academic staff in Dublin City University (DCU), conducted by SIPTU, has found widespread concerns over increasing workloads and stress associated with the growing use of short term contracts.
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SIPTU calls proposed banking changes an attack on the elderly

05 November 2015

SIPTU has condemned proposals by the Bank of Ireland to restrict cash transactions in branches saying that they amount to an attack on the elderly who are one of the most vulnerable sections of society.
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SIPTU welcomes Labour Court recommendation on redundancy terms at Killiney nursing home

09 December 2015

SIPTU has welcomed a Labour Court recommendation for increased terms for redeployment and redundancy as a result of the closure of Killiney Grove Nursing Home
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SIPTU cleaners in Letterkenny University Hospital vote for industrial action

10 December 2015

SIPTU members working in the domestic services department of Letterkenny University Hospital, County Donegal, have today (Thursday, 10th December) voted overwhelmingly for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in response to a management decision to unilaterally outsource the cleaning of the facility’s Out Patients Department.
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SIPTU train drivers agree to fresh productivity discussions with Irish Rail

14 December 2015

SIPTU train drivers have accepted a Labour Court recommendation to enter discussions on outstanding productivity issues. In a ballot of union members, 75% accepted the proposals for a new round of negotiations with the management of Irish Rail to resolve the long running dispute over productivity payments.
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SIPTU secures permanent HSE positions for contract cleaners in Midland Regional Hospital

14 December 2015

SIPTU has negotiated an agreement with Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore (MRHT) to curb the privatisation of cleaning services in the hospital.
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SIPTU members welcome new oversight group for fire service

18 December 2015

The Joint National Full-Time and Retained Fire Service committees of SIPTU have welcomed the announcement by environment minister, Alan Kelly, of the establishment of the Fire Services National Oversight and Implementation Group (FSNOIG).
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SIPTU demands removal of barriers to recruitment and retention of mental health

28 June 2016

SIPTU has called for the ending of a lower paid new entrants’ grade and the return of allowances for mental health nurses in order to end a crisis in staff recruitment and retention in the service
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National Homeless and Housing Coalition to examine Government Action Plan for Housing

19 July 2016

The National Homeless and Housing Coalition has broadly welcomed elements of the Government’s Action Plan for Housing which was published today (Tuesday, 19th July). However, the Coalition will be examining it closely to ensure it has the capacity to achieve the speed and scale of housing delivery that is required to address the current crisis.
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