Press Releases 2016

SIPTU to ballot health workers in January for strike action

28 December 2016

SIPTU members working as support staff in the health service will today (Wednesday, 28th December) begin preparations for a ballot for strike action in a dispute that results from several breaches by the Department of Health and HSE of the terms of the national public service agreements.
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SIPTU says Edenderry decision must herald wider investment in midlands power plants

24 December 2016

SIPTU has welcomed the An Bord Pleanála decision to grant planning permission to Bord na Móna to maintain the operation of its facility in Edenderry, Co Offaly, and stated that the move should also result in further investment in two other power plants in the midlands.
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SIPTU supports Government Bill on the rights of persons with disabilities

21 December 2016

SIPTU has stated its support for the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 which seeks to address the remaining legislative barriers to the ratification by Ireland of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The UN CRPD provides the framework to advocate for, protect and ensure the rights of all people with disabilities and promotes equal rights in all areas of life.
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SIPTU Meath District Council thanks activists for a memorable commemoration year

20 December 2016

The SIPTU Meath District Council has thanked its activists and supporters for ensuring the series of events it held to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising were a success.
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SIPTU members in Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford accept WRC proposals

20 December 2016

SIPTU members in the Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford, County Waterford, have voted by a substantial majority to accept Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals aimed at resolving a dispute concerning workers’ pay and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU supports protest by Allpro cleaners in Limerick

16 December 2016

Cleaners employed by Allpro Ltd are staging a protest today, (Friday 16th December) at the Solas Training Centre in Raheen Business Park, Limerick over the non-payment of their wages.
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Commemoration of trade union martyr Alicia Brady in Liberty Hall on Friday

14 December 2016

A commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the fatal wounding of Alicia Brady, who was injured by gunfire during the 1913 Lockout, will take place in the Connolly Hall, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, on Friday, 16th December, at 1.00 p.m.
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SIPTU calls for rethink of Government proposals to deal with the rental crisis

14 December 2016

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, to reconsider his plan to deal with the rental crisis which was released yesterday Tuesday, 13th December) due to its failure to adequately address issues of security for tenants.
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Musicians Union of Ireland backs call for Irish music quota on radio stations

14 December 2016

The Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI) has voiced its support for a Bill which will be debated in the Dáil this evening (Wednesday, 14th December) which seeks to set a minimum quota for the amount of music produced by Irish artists to be played on radio stations.
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SIPTU issues notice of industrial action in Bausch and Lomb in Waterford

07 December 2016

SIPTU members in the Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford, County Waterford, have issued notice of industrial action to commence on Wednesday, 21st December, in a dispute resulting from the failure of management to fully restore workers’ pay and conditions of employment.
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Secure Rent Campaign public meeting in Liberty Hall on Monday

02 December 2016

SIPTU is hosting a public meeting on the Secure Rent Campaign to debate the worsening crisis in the rental sector in the Connolly Hall, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, at 7.00 p.m. on Monday, 5th December.
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SIPTU members in CIT Student Services CLG to conduct one day work stoppage

30 November 2016

SIPTU members employed by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Student Services CLG will implement a work stoppage and place pickets on entrances to the institute on Wednesday, 7th December, from 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
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SIPTU to defer public service ballot in response to Minister’s invitation to talks

29 November 2016

SIPTU Vice-President, Gene Mealy, has acknowledged the invitation to the Public Service Committee of the ICTU by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, to engage in early negotiations under Section 6 of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
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RTÉ Trade Union Group report progress in talks with station management

26 November 2016

The RTÉ Trade Union Group (TUG) has reported some progress in negotiations with management regarding the proposed closure of the Young Peoples Department, following a full day of talks which concluded this evening (Friday, 25th November).
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RTÉ Trade Union Group report progress in talks with station management

26 November 2016

The RTÉ Trade Union Group (TUG) has reported some progress in negotiations with management regarding the proposed closure of the Young Peoples Department, following a full day of talks which concluded this evening (Friday, 25th November).
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SIPTU conference told the union will not rest until Clerys workers secure justice

24 November 2016

Delegates at the SIPTU Services Division Biennial Delegate Conference were told today (Thursday, 24th November) that the union will not rest until the former staff of Clerys Department Store in Dublin secure justice for the sudden loss of their jobs last year.
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RTÉ Trade Union Group demands reversal of decision to close Young Peoples Department

24 November 2016

The RTÉ Trade Union Group (TUG) has called on the public broadcaster to withdraw its unilateral decision to close the Young Peoples Department.
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SIPTU Services Division Biennial Delegate Conference in Liberty Hall

23 November 2016

Delegates from the SIPTU Services Division will assemble in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, for their biennial conference, which has the theme ‘Fighting for the Future of Work’, at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, 24th November.
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SIPTU authorises strike ballots on public service pay

17 November 2016

The National Executive Council (NEC) of SIPTU has authorised ballots by union members for industrial action and strike action on public service pay.
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Launch of SIPTU Workers Rights Centre in Navan in County Meath

11 November 2016

SIPTU will open its new Workers Rights Centre (WRC), which is open to all workers who wish to ‘drop in’ for information and advice on workplace issues, on the Dan Shaw Road in Navan, County Meath on Tuesday, 15th November, at 3.00 p.m.
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SIPTU calls for Government to engage with Community Sector or face industrial action

12 November 2016

SIPTU has called on the Government to honour its commitment to engage with unions representing community workers or face the prospect of industrial action across the sector in the coming weeks.
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SIPTU to campaign for regulation of outsourcing of public services

12 November 2016

SIPTU members at the union’s Public Administration and Community Division biennial conference voted to launch a campaign demanding the regulation of outsourcing in the Public Sector due to the negative impact is has on the delivery of services to the public.
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SIPTU hails success of campaign to reinstate freelance workers’ rights

10 November 2016

SIPTU has hailed the passing by Seanad Éireann today (Thursday 10th November) of a Bill which reinstates the right to collectively bargain for voice-over actors, session musicians and freelance journalists as the next step towards victory in a long running campaign by those workers.
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SIPTU commends Dáil support for a referendum on public ownership of water services

10 November 2016

SIPTU members have commended the cross party support shown for a Dáil motion calling for a referendum on a constitutional amendment to ensure that the ownership and management of water services remains in public ownership, which passed into the committee stage today (Thursday, 10th November).
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SIPTU to authorise strike ballots unless Government opens talks on public service pay

10 November 2016

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has said that the union will authorise ballots for industrial action among its 60,000 members in the public service unless the Government sets an early date for the opening of talks on pay and related matters.
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SIPTU demands immediate action on precarious employment in the third level sector

10 November 2016

SIPTU members are demanding immediate action to end the growing practice of workers, employed across all grades, in third level institutions being forced to accept precarious working conditions.
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Launch of ‘Big Start’ Early Years submission on Single Affordable Childcare Programme

09 November 2016

The ‘Big Start’ Early Years campaign launched its submission on the Government’s planned Single Affordable Childcare Programme in the Mansion House, Dublin 2, today (Wednesday, 9th November).
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SIPTU public service division to meet in Liberty Hall on Thursday

08 November 2016

Delegates from the Public Administration and Community Division of SIPTU will assemble in Liberty Hall, Dublin for their biennial conference on Thursday, 10th and Friday, 11th November.
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SIPTU supports constitutional change to protect the public water supply

07 November 2016

Speaking on behalf of his union’s National Executive Council, SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has voiced strong and unequivocal support for a Bill which is being promoted by Deputy Joan Collins TD envisaging a referendum to change the Constitution to prohibit the privatisation of the public water supply.
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‘Big Start’ campaign to launch document arguing for high quality early years services

07 November 2016

The ‘Big Start’ campaign is arguing for high quality early years services delivered by qualified professionals. This will be set out in the ‘Big Start’ Affordable Childcare submission that will be published this week.
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SIPTU reserves detailed response to Garda pay deal

04 November 2016

SIPTU vice-president, Gene Mealy, has said that the union will examine the Labour Court recommendation in relation to the pay for members of the Garda Siochána.
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SIPTU welcomes new pay deal for contract cleaners

02 November 2016

SIPTU members in the contract cleaning industry have welcomed a new pay agreement of more than 10% over three years. The pay deal follows agreement on a newly amended Employment Regulation Order (ERO)) for the sector which was negotiated over recent months between SIPTU shop stewards and officials and employer representatives within the Joint Labour Committee structure (JLC).
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BNM workers hold positive meeting with climate change minister

01 November 2016

SIPTU representatives at Bord Na Mona have said they had a positive and constructive meeting with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, who confirmed his support for the future of employment at the company and its plans to reduce its reliance on peat production.
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SIPTU members in Roscommon County Council vote for industrial action in GPS dispute

28 October 2016

SIPTU members in the outdoor works department of Roscommon County Council have voted for industrial action in a dispute related to the use by management of information from GPS tracking in disciplinary hearings without the agreement of the workers involved.
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SIPTU condemns treatment of community workers losing their jobs at WCDP

28 October 2016

SIPTU has condemned the treatment by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs of workers at the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) who have today (Friday, 28th February) lost their jobs without receiving their agreed redundancy entitlements.
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SIPTU condemns treatment of community workers losing their jobs at WCDP

28 October 2016

SIPTU has condemned the treatment by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs of workers at the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) who have today (Friday, 28th October) lost their jobs without receiving their agreed redundancy entitlements.
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SIPTU calls for deferral of proposed redundancies at Wilo Engineering in Limerick

26 October 2016

SIPTU has called on the management of Wilo Engineering in Limerick, County Limerick, to defer the implementation of redundancies at the pump manufacturing company until a hearing of the Labour Court into proposed job losses.
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SIPTU members in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital to ballot on industrial action

24 October 2016

SIPTU nursing and support staff members in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, are to ballot on industrial action in relation to a number of ongoing disputes with HSE management at the facility.
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Lord Mayor unveils Irish Citizen Army memorial plaque on Sean McDermott Street

20 October 2016

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, unveiled a plaque commemorating the men, women and young people who served with the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) during the revolutionary period, on the front of Lourdes Parish Schools in Sean McDermott Street, Dublin, on Thursday (20th October).
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SIPTU calls on Minister to intervene on behalf of redundant WCDP workers

19 October 2016

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, to ensure that workers being made redundant in the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) receive their full legal entitlements.
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SIPTU and Tim Hastings Garage management to attend Labour Court hearing

19 October 2016

SIPTU members at Tim Hastings Garage in Westport, County Mayo, have welcomed a decision by management to attend a Labour Court hearing, on Friday, 4th November, concerning a dispute related to the implementation of enforced redundancies.
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SIPTU members to hold demonstration over bed closures in the Cottage Hospital in Drogheda

19 October 2016

SIPTU members will demonstrate against the closure of community care beds in the Cottage Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, outside the facility on Monday, 24th October, from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
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SIPTU criticises Department of Health for seeking to introduce a two-tier minimum wage

19 October 2016

SIPTU has criticised the Department of Health for attempting to undermine the proper application of the statutory minimum wage system for care workers in the residential care sector.
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SIPTU members seek urgent meeting with minister on future of BNM plants

18 October 2016

SIPTU members at Born Na Mona (BNM) are to seek an urgent meeting with climate action and environment minister, Denis Naughten, to discuss the future of the 1300 workers employed at the company’s power stations in the midlands whose jobs are under threat.
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SIPTU Firefighters welcome commitments from health minister

17 October 2016

SIPTU Fire Fighter/Paramedic members met today with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to discuss the Dublin Fire Brigade's Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
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President Higgins to open Spanish Civil War memorial meeting in Liberty Hall tomorrow

14 October 2016

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will open the annual general meeting of the International Brigade Memorial Trust (IBMT) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, tomorrow (Saturday, 15th October).
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SIPTU members support call to delay demolition of French refugee camp

13 October 2016

SIPTU members at the union’s Health Division Biennial Conference in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, have today (Thursday, 13th October) voted in favour of a motion calling on the Government to demand a delay in the demolition of the refugee camp, known as ‘The Jungle’, in Calais, northern France, which is planned for later this month.
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SIPTU Health Conference endorses demand for swift action on pay for health workers

13 October 2016

SIPTU members have endorsed a demand for a new deal on pay for health workers at the union’s Health Division Biennial Conference, which opened today (Thursday, 13th October) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
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SIPTU calls for public debate on risks of Ireland accepting CETA trade deal

13 October 2016

SIPTU has called for an open public debate concerning the possible risks for the Irish economy and public services which would result from ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a proposed free trade deal between Canada and the EU.
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SIPTU welcomes decision to pay graduate nurses incremental credit

13 October 2016

SIPTU nursing representatives, and their colleagues from the two other nursing unions, met with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today (Thursday, 13th October), as part of their campaign to highlight the injustice of the non-payment of incremental credit to nurses who graduated between 2011 and 2015.
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SIPTU calls for Public Sector Pay Commission to provide timeline to pay restoration

12 October 2016

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, to make clear that the soon to be appointed Public Sector Pay Commission must provide a clear timeline to full pay restoration for workers.
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Sabina Coyne-Higgins performs in Under Which Flag? in Liberty Hall on Saturday

12 October 2016

Sabina Coyne-Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins, will take to the stage in a performance of Under Which Flag? a play written by the Easter Rising leader, James Connolly, in the Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin 1, on Saturday (15th October) night at 8.00 p.m.
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Budget 2017 fails to tackle problem of low pay for Early Years professionals

11 October 2016

The Big Start campaign has criticised the failure of the Government to tackle the problem of low pay for Early Years professionals as part of its commitment in Budget 2017 to increase investment in pre-school childcare services.
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SIPTU condemns Budget as a missed opportunity for economy and society

11 October 2016

SIPTU has condemned the failure of the Government to use Budget 2017 as an opportunity to repair the damage inflicted on the country by the economic collapse or take steps to prepare for future challenges.
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SIPTU to refer closure of community services beds in County Louth to the WRC

10 October 2016

SIPTU has referred a dispute concerning the closure of community services beds in County Louth, which is the result of a delay by HSE management in approving the appointment of new Elderly Services nursing staff, to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
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SIPTU members in Dublin Bus across all grades endorse WRC pay deal

07 October 2016

SIPTU members in all seven grades of workers within Dublin Bus have today (Friday, 7th October), voted to endorse the pay deal negotiated between union representatives and management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) last week. Bus drivers voted by 58% to 42% in favour of the proposals. All other grades voted in favour by majorities of between 70% to 90%.
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SIPTU calls for focus on quality employment in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs

07 October 2016

SIPTU has outlined its key priorities for the development of full employment in its submission to the Government’s 2017 Action Plan for Jobs, which was presented to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, today (Friday, 7th October).
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SIPTU call on Government to address low pay in the Early Years sector

06 October 2016

The SIPTU ‘Big Start’ campaign has called on the Government to address as a matter of urgency the issue of low pay in the Early Years sector.
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Congress backs call for decent work across EU

06 October 2016

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has backed an EU trade union call for higher pay and better quality jobs across the European Union, ahead of World Day for Decent Work, on Friday 7th October.
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SIPTU members in Tim Hastings Garage in Westport to ballot on strike action on Friday

05 October 2016

SIPTU members at Tim Hastings Garage in Westport, County Mayo, will ballot on Friday (7th October) on whether to take strike action in a dispute concerning the redundancy of several workers at the company, on Friday (7th October).
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Plaque commemorating Irish Citizen Army to be unveiled in NCAD on Thursday

04 October 2016

A plaque commemorating the men, women and young people who served with the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) during the revolutionary period will be unveiled in the courtyard of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Thomas Street, Dublin 8, on Thursday, 6thOctober, at 3.00 p.m.
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SIPTU calls on HSE to open community nursing home beds in County Louth

03 October 2016

SIPTU members in Elderly Services have called on the management of the HSE to prioritise the opening of community nursing home beds in County Louth which have been closed, or are yet to open, due to a shortage in nursing staff.
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SIPTU condemns refusal of Tim Hastings Garage management to attend Labour Court

03 October 2016

SIPTU members at Tim Hastings Garage in Westport, County Mayo, are considering a campaign of industrial action due to the refusal of management to attend a Labour Court hearing concerning the redundancy of several workers at the company.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Bus to ballot on improved pay proposals

29 September 2016

SIPTU representatives have this afternoon (Thursday, 29th September) said that they intend to ballot members in Dublin Bus on improved pay proposals that have emerged following negotiations with management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
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SIPTU meets with Minister for Health to discuss future of National Ambulance Service

28 September 2016

SIPTU representatives met with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today (Wednesday, 28th September) to discuss the implementation of the recommendations of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) Capacity Review which includes the employment of 600 new staff.
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Public transport plan needed

27 September 2016

Public transport workers are demanding that the Government urgently draws up a long-term strategic plan for the development of the sector. The call comes amid growing concerns about the future of public transport in Ireland.
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SIPTU members defer 48 hour bus strike planned for tomorrow

26 September 2016

Following discussions between Dublin Bus unions and management, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), which chaired the talks, expressed its view that there is sufficient scope for the parties to enter intense negotiations in order to resolve the current dispute at the company.
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SIPTU representatives to attend WRC for talks on Dublin Bus dispute

25 September 2016

SIPTU representatives of Dublin Bus workers welcomed an invitation from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Sunday (25th September) to attend exploratory discussions on a way to find an acceptable resolution of the industrial dispute at the company.
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SIPTU demands a full examination of ambulance fleet following Naas fire tragedy

22 September 2016

SIPTU representatives have demanded an immediate examination into the HSE National Ambulance Service fleet following a tragedy resulted in the death of a patient and serious injury to two paramedics, outside Naas General Hospital, County Kildare, today (Thursday, 22nd September). One paramedic has been removed to St James Hospital in Dublin due to the seriousness of the injuries sustained.
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SIPTU calls on Minister for Transport to take his responsibilities seriously

22 September 2016

SIPTU has called upon the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, to accept his responsibilities to the travelling public and play a constructive role in finding a resolution to the dispute at Dublin Bus. A further 48-hour work stoppage will take place from 12.01 a.m. on Friday, 23rd September.
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SIPTU calls for increased investment in undergraduate education

22 September 2016

SIPTU has called for a significant increase in investment in undergraduate level education in the university sector following the failure of any Irish institution to be make the top 200 of the Times Higher Education world university rankings.
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SIPTU members in Element Six in Shannon defer strike action

21 September 2016

SIPTU members in Element Six in Shannon, County Clare, have deferred for two weeks a 24-hour work stoppage which was scheduled to begin today (Wednesday, 21st September) in order to continue talks with management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
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SIPTU members in Glen Dimplex plant in Newry vote to accept pay proposals

20 September 2016

SIPTU members at the Glen Dimplex manufacturing plant in Newry, County Down, voted overwhelmingly today (Tuesday, 20th September) to accept pay proposals which resulted from negotiations that followed a month long campaign of industrial action.
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SIPTU nurses to highlight pay injustice for graduates

20 September 2016

SIPTU nursing representatives will meet with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and health spokespeople from the opposition parties, on Thursday, 22nd September, as part of their campaign to highlight the injustice of the non-payment of incremental credit to nurses who graduated between 2011 – 2015.
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SIPTU calls for immediate talks to end growing crisis at Dublin Bus

16 September 2016

SIPTU members have called on the management of Dublin Bus and the Department of Transport to immediately engage in a talks process aimed at ending the crisis at Dublin Bus.
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SIPTU calls for new childcare plan to include decent pay for childcare workers

16 September 2016

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, to ensure that Early Years educators are paid a fair wage as part of the new childcare plan she intends to introduce.
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SIPTU calls for immediate talks to end growing crisis at Dublin Bus

16 September 2016

SIPTU members have called on the management of Dublin Bus and the Department of Transport to immediately engage in a talks process aimed at ending the crisis at Dublin Bus.
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SIPTU serves notice on Dublin Bus of 13 further days of strike action

15 September 2016

SIPTU has served notice on Dublin Bus management of a series of further work stoppages during September and October in a dispute at the transport company concerning workers’ pay and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU condemns Department inaction over Dublin Bus strike tomorrow

14 September 2016

SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have condemned the lack of interest shown by the Department of Transport and management in trying to resolve the dispute at the company for forcing them to implement a further 48-hour work stoppage, beginning tomorrow (Thursday, 15th September) at 12.01 a.m.
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SIPTU Dublin Bus members condemn management and Department silence on dispute

13 September 2016

SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have expressed anger and frustration at the continued silence of management and the Department of Transport in relation to resolving the dispute at the public transport company.
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SIPTU calls on Dublin Bus to engage in serious negotiations to avert further action

09 September 2016

SIPTU has called on the management of Dublin Bus to engage in serious negotiations concerning adequate wage increases for its workers if it does not wish to be responsible for further shuts downs of the service in the coming weeks.
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SIPTU members in Glen Dimplex plant in Newry suspend industrial action

08 September 2016

SIPTU members at the Glen Dimplex manufacturing plant in Newry, County Down, have decided to suspend their industrial action at the company from Monday (12th September) to allow meaningful discussions with management concerning a pay increase for workers.
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SIPTU Dublin Bus members united in strike action to defend decent jobs and services

08 September 2016

SIPTU members in Dublin Bus have been united in their support of strike action at the company, which is set to enter its second day tomorrow (Friday, 9th September), as they highlight their demand for a reasonable pay rise and the need for more State funding for public transport.
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Dublin Bus workers implement 48-hour work stoppage

08 September 2016

More than 1,500 SIPTU members in Dublin Bus began a 48-hour work stoppage today (Thursday, 8th September) at 12.01 a.m. in a dispute concerning pay and conditions at the public transport company.
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SIPTU calls for proper funding model for Dublin Bus as strike action looms

07 September 2016

SIPTU has called on the Department of Transport to provide a proper long-term funding plan for Dublin Bus as workers prepare for the beginning of a 48-hour work stoppage at the public transport company at 12.01 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, 8th September).
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SIPTU members in Element Six in Shannon serve notice of strike action

06 September 2016

SIPTU members in Element Six in Shannon, County Clare, have served management with notice of a 24-hour work stoppage which will begin on Wednesday, 21st September, at 6.30 a.m.
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SIPTU warns management risks provoking long and damaging dispute at Dublin Bus

06 September 2016

SIPTU representatives have warned that due to the intransigence of management and the Department of Transport there is a risk that Dublin Bus will enter a long and damaging period of industrial conflict when workers begin a 48-hour strike on Thursday, 8th September.
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Unveiling of Irish Citizen Army plaque in Smithfield in Dublin on Saturday

06 September 2016

A plaque commemorating the men, women and young people who served with the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) during the revolutionary period will be unveiled outside The Cobblestone Pub, Smithfield, Dublin 7, on Saturday, 10th September, at 3.30 p.m.
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SIPTU and IMPACT accept invitation from Workplace Relations Commission

02 September 2016

SIPTU and IMPACT trade unions, representing residential care staff at the Oberstown detention centre, have accepted an invitation to attend a meeting with Oberstown management on Monday (5th September) at 11.00 a.m. under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission.
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SIPTU members on strike at Glen Dimplex plant in Newry

01 September 2016

SIPTU members at the Glen Dimplex manufacturing plant in Newry, County Down, implemented a work stoppage today (Thursday, 1stSeptember), in a dispute at the company concerning pay.
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SIPTU Ambulance Professionals vote in favour of WRC proposals

01 September 2016

SIPTU members working in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have voted in favour of Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals on the future development of the service in a ballot counted today (Thursday, 1st September) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Bus serve notice of series of 48-hour work stoppages

30 August 2016

SIPTU members working across a range of grades at Dublin Bus have this morning (Tuesday, 30th August) served notice on management of a series of 48-hour work stoppages during September in a dispute concerning pay.
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SIPTU calls on GE Healthcare to honour contracts with new workers

29 August 2016

SIPTU members employed in GE Healthcare in Carrigtwohill, County Cork, have called on the company to honour all contracts entered into with new employees and also respect the terms of a Labour Court recommendation concerning collective bargaining.
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Unions refer Accident and Emergency Department workers dispute to Labour Court

26 August 2016

SIPTU, IMPACT and IMO representatives have referred a dispute concerning concessions awarded to workers in Accident and Emergency Departments to the Labour Court, following the breakdown of talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) this afternoon (Friday, 26th August).
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SIPTU members in Element Six in Shannon vote for industrial action

26 August 2016

SIPTU members in Element Six in Shannon, County Clare, have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action in response to the failure of management to fully implement a Labour Court recommendation in relation to changes of work practices and shift patterns at the industrial diamond manufacturing plant.
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SIPTU members protest outside the Savoy Cinema in Dublin city centre

24 August 2016

SIPTU members employed in the Savoy Cinema on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, protested outside their place of work today (Wednesday, 24th August) to highlight their opposition to the company’s imposition of unilateral changes to work practices.
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SIPTU calls for immediate end to ‘free labour schemes’ such as JobBridge

21 August 2016

SIPTU has called for an immediate end to JobBridge, and similar “free labour schemes”, following media revelations that a report byauditors in the Department of Social Protection has found that its monitoring system is unable to ensure its operation is not resulting in job displacement.
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SIPTU members on strike at Glen Dimplex plant in Newry

18 August 2016

SIPTU members at the Glen Dimplex manufacturing plant in Newry, County Down, implemented a work stoppage today (Thursday,18th August), in a dispute at the company concerning pay.
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SIPTU condemns Lakeland Dairies decision to cease full operations at Banbridge plant

18 August 2016

SIPTU has condemned a decision by Lakeland Dairies to move towards seasonal operations at its production plant in Banbridge, County Down, which will result in up to 60 job losses.
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SIPTU demands automatic extensions of service for retirement age health workers

17 August 2016

SIPTU Health representatives have demanded that the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, sanction automatic extensions of service to all low paid health workers who require them, in order to prevent those over 65 being forced into financial hardship or onto exploitive contracts.
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SIPTU secures agreement on payment of community allowance to mental health nurses

16 August 2016

SIPTU nursing representatives have secured agreement on the payment schedule for a community allowance for nurses in the mental health services following talks with HSE management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today (Tuesday, 16th August).
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SIPTU members in St Aidan’s Services to vote on WRC proposals

16 August 2016

SIPTU members in St Aidan’s Services, Gorey, County Wexford, a section 39 organisation providing day and residential services for people with intellectual disabilities, are to ballot on Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals which aim to resolve a dispute concerning the non-payment of increments.
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SIPTU members to take strike action at Glen Dimplex plant in Newry on Thursday

16 August 2016

SIPTU members at the Glen Dimplex manufacturing plant in Newry, County Down, will implement a work stoppage on Thursday (18th August), in a dispute at the company concerning pay.
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SIPTU Ambulance Professionals to ballot on WRC proposals

16 August 2016

SIPTU representatives have today (Tuesday, 16th August) issued ballot papers to members, working in the National Ambulance Service (NAS), ahead of a vote on Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals which include increased funding for the service.
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SIPTU demands end to discrimination against LEADER and SICAP workers

16 August 2016

SIPTU has demanded that the Government complies with a Labour Court recommendation to provide staff made redundant following changes to the LEADER and SICAP local development programmes with redundancy terms comparable to workers on similar schemes.
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SIPTU President condemns government pensions report as “useless window dressing”

14 August 2016

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has described the Report of the Interdepartmental Group on Fuller Working Lives as “a useless piece of window dressing” which fails to deal with the key aspects of the developing crisis involving retirement and pension provision in Ireland.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Bus vote overwhelmingly for industrial and strike action over pay

12 August 2016

SIPTU members who work as drivers with Dublin Bus have voted by a majority of 95% for industrial and strike action in the pay dispute at the company. SIPTU clerical members also voted to support industrial action and strike action by 87% and 80%, respectively.
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SIPTU representatives to attend WRC to discuss St Aidan’s Services dispute

11 August 2016

SIPTU representatives will attend the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today (Thursday, August 11th) to discuss the dispute in St Aidan’s Services, Gorey, Co. Wexford over the non-payment of increments due to care workers.
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SIPTU members in St Aidan’s Services protest against the non-payment of increments

10 August 2016

SIPTU members in St Aidan’s Services, Gorey, Co. Wexford, a section 39 organisation providing day and residential services for people with intellectual disabilities, held the first in a series of work stoppages today (Wednesday, August 10th) in protest against the non-payment of increments due to them.
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SIPTU applauds Lambstongue for refusing to work on Clerys

09 August 2016

Lambstongue, a contractor specialising in the conservation and restoration of historic windows, has refused to get involved the refurbishment of the Clerys building on Dublin's O'Connell Street unless the owner, Natrium, meets with the workers who lost their jobs when Clerys closed.
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SIPTU suspends ambulance strike following commitment on extra funding for service

05 August 2016

SIPTU representatives have indefinitely suspended a planned all-out strike by members in the National Ambulance Service which was due to commence on Wednesday, 10th August.
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SIPTU condemns refusal of the Cork Association for Autism to attend WRC

05 August 2016

SIPTU members in the Cork Association for Autism (CAA) have condemned the refusal of management to attend a conciliation conference at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to discuss a dispute concerning a unilateral change their to terms and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU supports WRC proposals to end mental health nurses’ recruitment and retention crisis

05 August 2016

SIPTU nursing representatives have expressed their support for Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals, released today (Friday, 5th August), which are aimed at improving the recruitment and retention of psychiatric nurses within the mental health services.
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SIPTU accepts invitation to attend WRC in attempt to resolve ambulance dispute

04 August 2016

SIPTU representatives will attend a meeting at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) tomorrow morning (Friday, 5th August) in an attempt to resolve the dispute in the National Ambulance Service prior to the implementation of strike action on Wednesday, 10th August.
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SIPTU suspends ballot for strike action by health service support staff

04 August 2016

SIPTU representatives have suspended a national ballot for strike action by support staff in the health service in a dispute resulting from the refusal of the HSE and the Department of Health to set a conclusive date for the reintroduction of a job evaluation scheme
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SIPTU and HSE discuss proposals to end mental health nurses recruitment crisis

03 August 2016

SIPTU nursing representatives met with HSE management today (Wednesday, 3rd August) at the Workplace Relations Commission to discuss proposals aimed at improving the recruitment and retention of psychiatric nurses within the mental health services.
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Bord na Móna rail and road transport workers vote for industrial action

03 August 2016

SIPTU members in the rail and road transport division of Bord na Móna (BNM) have voted overwhelmingly to implement a campaign of industrial action in a dispute concerning the imposition of a unilateral pay cut by management.
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SIPTU to meet with HSE tomorrow to discuss imminent ambulance strike

03 August 2016

SIPTU representatives will meet with Health Service Executive (HSE) management and Department of Health officials, tomorrow (Thursday, 4th August), in a final attempt to avert strike action in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) from Wednesday, 10th August.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Bus to ballot on industrial action

02 August 2016

SIPTU members in the Dublin Bus Traffic Grade, which includes bus drivers, are to vote on implementing industrial action following their rejection of a Labour Court recommendation concerning pay rises at the public transport company.
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SIPTU members serve notice of strike action in RMS Group Services

02 August 2016

SIPTU members employed in the RMS Group Services depot on Montgomery Road, Belfast, served notice of their intention to strike for one week commencing on Tuesday, 9th August, at 9.00 a.m.
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SIPTU members to commemorate Irish Trade Union Congress of 1916 in Sligo

29 July 2016

A seminar to commemorate the Irish Trade Union Congress and Labour Party Annual General Meeting of 1916 will take place in the City Hall, Sligo, County Sligo, on Thursday, 4th August, from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
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SIPTU Dublin Bus members reject Labour Court recommendation

29 July 2016

SIPTU members in two employment grades in Dublin Bus have overwhelmingly rejected a Labour Court recommendation concerning pay and conditions at the public transport company in a ballot counted this afternoon (Friday, 29th July) in Liberty Hall, Dublin.
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SIPTU members vote for industrial action at Glen Dimplex plant in Newry

29 July 2016

SIPTU members at the Glen Dimplex manufacturing plant in Newry, County Down, have overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute at the company concerning pay.
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SIPTU and NRBU to ballot Irish Rail train drivers for industrial action

28 July 2016

SIPTU and the NRBU will ballot their members working as train drivers in Irish Rail on industrial action following the management at the transport company refusing today (Thursday, 28th July) to engage in a talks process recommended by the Labour Court.
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SIPTU demands HSE draw up contingency plan for looming ambulance strike

28 July 2016

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have demanded that the Health Service Executive (HSE) immediately draft a contingency plan that provides emergency ambulance cover for the duration of their scheduled strike which is due to begin on Wednesday, 10th August.
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SIPTU welcomes payment recognising the vital role of community mental health nurses

27 July 2016

SIPTU nursing representatives have welcomed confirmation that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has today (Wednesday, 27th July) approved a payment recognising the vital role of community mental health nurses.
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SIPTU Health members to ballot for strike action over delays in job evaluation scheme

27 July 2016

SIPTU Health Division members working in support grades are set to ballot for strike action in a dispute arising from the refusal of the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health to set a conclusive date for the reintroduction of a job evaluation scheme.
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SIPTU and NBRU to attend WRC to discuss pay for Irish Rail drivers

26 July 2016

Representatives of SIPTU and the NBRU have agreed to attend the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to discuss new pay arrangements for Irish Rail train drivers following the publication of a Labour Court Report on Past Productivity and Reduction in Working Week.
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SIPTU meets with HSE management to discuss National Ambulance Service dispute

22 July 2016

SIPTU representatives met with HSE management this morning (Friday, 22nd July) to discuss a dispute concerning the conditions of employment of members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) which has resulted in a vote to commence all out strike action on Wednesday, 10th August.
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SIPTU recommends rejection of Labour Court proposals on pay in Dublin Bus

20 July 2016

The SIPTU Dublin Bus Traffic Section Committee has recommended to its members that they reject a Labour Court recommendation concerning pay at the transport company in a ballot to be conducted on Thursday, 28th July and Friday, 29th July.
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SIPTU members in Dublin Bus to ballot on Labour Court recommendation on pay

20 July 2016

SIPTU members working in Dublin Bus are expected to ballot on the acceptance or rejection of a Labour Court recommendation on pay, issued this morning (Wednesday, 20th July), before the end of next week.
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SIPTU warns against Brexit being used as excuse to attack members pay and conditions

19 July 2016

SIPTU economist, Marie Sherlock, has stated that her union will not allow ‘Brexit’ to be used as an excuse by employers for an attack on its members pay and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU condemns proposal to raise minimum wage by 10c as completely inadequate

19 July 2016

SIPTU has condemned the proposal by the Low Pay Commission to raise the minimum wage by just 10c to €9.25 an hour as a completely inadequate response to the issue of low pay and poverty.
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Bord na Móna rail and road haulage workers to ballot on industrial action

19 July 2016

SIPTU members in the rail and road transport division of Bord na Móna (BNM) are to commence a ballot for industrial action in a dispute concerning the imposition of a unilateral pay cut by management.
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SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service serve notice of all out strike action

19 July 2016

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have served notice of all out strike action from Wednesday, August 10th, at 8.00 a.m., in a dispute related to their conditions of employment. The move follows a ballot earlier this month in which SIPTU members in the NAS voted by 92% to 8% in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action.
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SIPTU President offers condolences and calls for solidarity in response to Nice attack

15 July 2016

SIPTU General President, Jack O’ Connor, has offered his union’s condolences to the families and communities of those killed in the atrocity in Nice, France, last night (Thursday, 14th July).
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SIPTU calls on cleaning contractor SSE to discuss cuts to workers’ hours at Tuam plant

13 July 2016

SIPTU members employed by Specialised Sterile Environments (SSE) have called on the cleaning contractor to engage with their union representatives concerning a proposal to halve the number of hours it provides in cleaning services at the Valeo Vision Systems Plant in Tuam, County Galway.
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SIPTU economist says GDP growth figures provide opportunity for investment in Budget 17

12 July 2016

SIPTU economist, Marie Sherlock, has said that the revised GDP and GNP figures for 2015, published today by the Central Statistics Office, hugely mask the true performance of the Irish economy and called on the Government to clarify their impact on its budgetary plans for 2017.
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SIPTU representatives to attend Workplace Relations Commission to advance mental health nursing issues

12 July 2016

SIPTU representatives will meet with the HSE, under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, July 13th) to discuss industrial issues preventing the recruitment and retention of mental health nurses.
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SIPTU members demand clarification of pay policy for workers in Section 38 organisations

11 July 2016

SIPTU representatives have today (Monday, July 11th) written to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Pascal Donohue, demanding immediate clarification of public sector pay policy for members working in Section 38 organisations.
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SIPTU transport workers at BNM to take strike action over unilateral pay cuts

08 July 2016

“SIPTU members in the rail and road transport division of Bord Na Mona (BNM) are preparing for strike action in response to the unilateral imposition of a 12% pay cut by the company this week.
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SIPTU welcomes progress of Bill to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers

06 July 2016

SIPTU has welcomed the progress of the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers, from the report to committee stage following a Government decision not to oppose it in the Seanad today (Wednesday 6th July).
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SIPTU seeks certainty for those affected by temporary closure of St Vincent’s Care Centre

06 July 2016

SIPTU has written to the Health Service Executive (HSE), seeking confirmation of the re-opening date for St Vincent’s Care Centre, Athlone, County Westmeath, which was unexpectedly closed for repairs today (Wednesday, 6th July).
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SIPTU attends further talks to deal with crisis in mental health nursing

06 July 2016

SIPTU today (Wednesday, July 6th) attended a meeting with the Health Service Executive (HSE), under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission, in an attempt to resolve the current crisis in mental health nursing.
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SIPTU refers FAI members pay and pension restoration claim to WRC

06 July 2016

SIPTU members in the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have referred a claim for the restoration of their pay and employer’s pension contributions to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
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SIPTU to consult nurses in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital on WRC proposals

04 July 2016

SIPTU Nursing representatives will consult with members in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, on proposals to end a dispute concerning shortages in staff which emerged from negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today (Monday, 4th July).
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SIPTU condemns massive spend on ‘for profit’ agencies in public health service

04 July 2016

SIPTU has demanded that the Government immediately lift the recruitment embargo in the health service and phase out excessive payments to private ‘for profit’ recruitment agencies.
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SIPTU to attend WRC on staffing shortages in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

01 July 2016

SIPTU representatives will attend the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Monday (4th July) to discuss the long-running dispute concerning shortages in nursing staff in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth
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SIPTU calls on Minister to halt new apprenticeships until workers consulted

01 July 2016

SIPTU has written to the Minister for State for Training and Skills, John Halligan, today (Friday, 1st July) calling on him to ensure that Industrial Training Orders for commis chefs and Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers are not signed off until there is adequate consultation with workers’ representatives
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SIPTU calls for major reform of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

01 July 2016

SIPTU has called for major reform of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) following publication today (Thursday, 30th June) of two highly critical independent reports examining its operation.
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SIPTU to meet with Imperial Tobacco concerning Mullingar plant closure

30 June 2016

SIPTU representatives will meet with the management of Imperial Tobacco next week to discuss the announcement today (Thursday, 30th June) that it intends to close its plant in Mullingar, County Westmeath.
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SIPTU to attend Labour Court hearing concerning Dublin Bus members pay claim

29 June 2016

SIPTU representatives will attend a Labour Court hearing, tomorrow (Thursday, 30th June), concerning a pay claim lodged by members working in Dublin Bus, which seeks significant increases in their earnings.
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CSO figures show large number of workers yet to benefit from economic recovery

28 June 2016

SIPTU has stated that figures for Earnings and Labour Costs for 2015, published today (Tuesday, 28th June) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), highlight the different experiences of unionised and non-unionised workers in terms of pay recovery.
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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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SIPTU members in National Ambulance Service vote overwhelmingly for industrial action

27 June 2016

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have voted by 92% to 8% to implement industrial action in a dispute related to their conditions of employment in a ballot counted this morning (Monday, 27th June) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
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SIPTU has called on the Government to immediately begin negotiations with the UK aimed at stabilising the trade in manufactured goods between the two states in the aftermath of the British vote to leave the EU.

24 June 2016

SIPTU Manufacturing Division Organiser, Gerry McCormack said: “Currently around 16% of goods manufactured in the Republic of Ireland are exported to the UK. This figure rises significantly in the agriculture, food and drink sectors.“We had warned that a Brexit vote would provoke a period of dangerous uncertainty in terms of trade between the two States. That is the reality we now face.
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SIPTU President Jack O’Connor says Brexit is the result of years of austerity

24 June 2016

SIPTU General President, Jack O Connor, has stated that the victory of the Leave campaign in the British referendum on EU membership results from the implementation of austerity policies that have alienated working people across Europe.
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SIPTU President strongly opposed to Government’s budget plan for 2017

22 June 2016

SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor, has said that the union strongly disagrees with the proposed distribution of available resources in Budget 2017 as outlined in the Government’s Summer Economic Statement as published yesterday (21st June).
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BNM rail and road transport workers threaten industrial action over pay cuts and outsourcing threat

22 June 2016

SIPTU members in the Bord Na Mona (BNM) transport division have expressed outrage at the company’s plan to unilaterally impose pay cuts of at least 12% in the case of rail workers.
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SIPTU re-issues notice of industrial action at Oberstown Detention Centre

21 June 2016

SIPTU members working in Oberstown Detention Centre in Lusk, County Dublin, have re-issued notice of industrial action following a decision to reject Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals relating to the dispute at the facility concerning health and safety conditions.
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SIPTU members in national ambulance control centre suspend industrial action

20 June 2016

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service control centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24, have tonight (Monday, 20th June) suspended a work-to-rule industrial action in order to allow for discussions with senior HSE management concerning staffing levels and payment rates.
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SIPTU members in national ambulance control centre to discuss management letter

20 June 2016

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service control centre, in Tallaght, Dublin 24, will meet with union representatives this evening (Monday, 20th June) to discuss a written assurance received from management in relation to the implementation of agreements concerning staffing levels and payment rates.
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SIPTU members begin industrial action in national ambulance control centre

20 June 2016

SIPTU members began a work-to-rule industrial action in the National Ambulance Service control centre, in Tallaght, Dublin 24, today (Monday, 20th June), in a dispute concerning staffing levels and payment rates.
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SIPTU condemns HSE for failing to intervene in national ambulance control centre dispute

17 June 2016

SIPTU members will start industrial action at the National Ambulance Service control centre, in Tallaght, Dublin 24, on Monday (20th June), following the failure of senior HSE management to intervene in a long-running dispute at the facility.
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TASC report finds ‘flexibility’ being imposed on many workers in Ireland

17 June 2016

Research published today (Friday, 17th June) by the think tank TASC shows that ‘flexibility’ is being imposed on more and more workers in Ireland across a range of different industry sectors.
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TASC report finds ‘flexibility’ being imposed on many workers in Ireland

17 June 2016

Research published today (Friday, 17th June) by the think tank TASC shows that ‘flexibility’ is being imposed on more and more workers in Ireland across a range of different industry sectors.
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SIPTU calls on IBEC member of WRC Board to consider her position

16 June 2016

SIPTU has called on an IBEC appointee to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Board to consider her position following hercriticism of a highly significant Labour Court recommendation issued under the Industrial Relations Act 2015.
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SIPTU to meet HSE to discuss the nursing crisis in the mental health service

13 June 2016

SIPTU representatives will meet with the management of the HSE in the coming days to discuss the recruitment and retention crisis within mental health nursing services.
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SIPTU projects Time for Justice demand on Clerys Department Store

11 June 2016

SIPTU members marked the first anniversary of the closure of Clerys Department Store in O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, by projecting a massive image with the slogan ‘Time for Justice’ onto the façade of the building on Saturday (11th June).
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SIPTU rejects Dublin City Chief Executive assertion that street cleaning could be privatised

09 June 2016

SIPTU members have rejected a claim by the Dublin City Council Chief Executive, Owen Keegan, that street cleaning services in the city could face privatisation stating that such a move would directly contravene the provisions of the Public Service Agreement.
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SIPTU reschedules industrial action in National Ambulance Service control centre

07 June 2016

SIPTU members have rescheduled the start date for industrial action in the National Ambulance Service control centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24, to Monday, 20th June, in order to allow time for negotiations and the finalisation of contingency plans.
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SIPTU welcomes binding Labour Court recommendation concerning Freshways

07 June 2016

The SIPTU Manufacturing Division has welcomed a binding Labour Court recommendation issued on Friday (3rd June) which provides for increases in pay and conditions at the Freshways Food Company in Ballymun, Dublin.
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SIPTU Luas drivers vote to accept Labour Court recommendation

03 June 2016

SIPTU Luas drivers have voted by 108 votes to 56 votes in a ballot counted this afternoon (Friday, 3rd June) at the Red Cow Luas Depot, Dublin 22, to accept a Labour Court recommendation aimed at bringing a fair resolution to their dispute with Transdev, the operator of the light rail network.
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International Airport workers protest in Dublin

01 June 2016

Airport workers from around the world protested outside the annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, on Thursday (2nd June).
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SIPTU members in National Ambulance Service control centre to take industrial action

27 May 2016

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service control centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24, have served notice of industrial action which will begin on Monday, 6th June.
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SIPTU nurses in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital consider proposals to deal with staffing crisis

26 May 2016

SIPTU members of the nursing staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, will consider proposals from management which are aimed at securing an agreed solution to a dispute concerning staffing levels at the facility.
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SIPTU meets Minister for Health to discuss role of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists

26 May 2016

SIPTU representatives today (Thursday, 26th May) met with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to discuss the potential to develop the role of Radiation Therapists and Radiographers in the health service.
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SIPTU members to join national march calling on Government to end housing crisis

26 May 2016

SIPTU members will join the march by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition which is taking place on Saturday (28th May) in Dublin to highlight the need for government action to end the housing crisis.
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SIPTU members serve notice of industrial action at Oberstown Detention Centre

25 May 2016

SIPTU members working in Oberstown Detention Centre in Lusk, County Dublin, have today (Wednesday, 25th May) served notice of a series of work stoppages beginning on Tuesday, 31st May, from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
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SIPTU to attend Labour Court meeting concerning LUAS dispute tomorrow

25 May 2016

SIPTU representatives have accepted an invitation issued through the offices of the ICTU to attend a meeting with Transdev, the operator of the LUAS light rail network, at the Labour Court tomorrow (Thursday, 26th May).
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SIPTU members employed in Cavan General Hospital laundry serve strike notice

25 May 2016

SIPTU members providing laundry services at Cavan General Hospital, County Cavan, yesterday (Tuesday, 24th May) served notice to management that they will withdraw their labour from Wednesday, 8th June, in a dispute concerning the outsourcing of the service to a private company.
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SIPTU members request meeting with STT Risk management concerning workers pay claim

23 May 2016

SIPTU representatives have written to STT Risk Management requesting a meeting to discuss a pay claim by security staff working on the LUAS light rail network in Dublin.
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SIPTU and Irish Equity support call for dedicated government department for the arts

20 May 2016

Irish Equity and SIPTU have endorsed a statement issued by the National Campaign for the Arts which calls on the Government to create a Department dedicated to the arts, culture and heritage.
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SIPTU demands HSE reverses decision to suspend recruitment in health service

19 May 2016

SIPTU has today (Thursday, 19th May) written to the Health Service Executive (HSE) to demand management reverse a decision to suspend recruitment in all areas of the health service.
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SIPTU opens new Workers Rights Welcome Centre in Liberty Hall

19 May 2016

SIPTU officially opened its new Workers Rights Welcome Centre, which is open to members of the public who wish to ‘drop in’ for information and advice on workplace issues, today (Thursday, 19th May) in Liberty Hall, Dublin.
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MRCI welcomes extension of scheme for undocumented fishermen

19 May 2016

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) has welcomed the extension of a scheme for undocumented fishermen. The scheme was created in response to reports of trafficking and forced labour in the fishing industry in Ireland, and was originally scheduled to close on 15th May, but has now been extended to allow further applications from undocumented migrants currently working in Irish fisheries.
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SIPTU calls for urgent action to save Roche pharmaceutical plant in Clare

18 May 2016

SIPTU has called for urgent action by politicians and State Agencies to save jobs at the Roche pharmaceutical plant in Clarecastle, County Clare, following the announcement last night (Tuesday, 17th May) that a proposed buyout of the facility will not now happen.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Minister for Health concerning ambulance Capacity Review

18 May 2016

SIPTU has written to the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today (Wednesday, 18th May) seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the implementation of the recommendations contained in a capacity review of the National Ambulance Service which was published yesterday.
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SIPTU urges HSE to engage on the findings of the National Ambulance Service Capacity Review

17 May 2016

SIPTU has today (Tuesday, 17th May) welcomed the decision of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to publish the National Ambulance Service capacity review and urged the Health Service Executive (HSE) to immediately engage with the union on its findings.
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SIPTU members highlight flaws in NUI Galway gender task force report

16 May 2016

SIPTU members have highlighted crucial flaws in the report of the NUI Galway gender task force which was appointed by the management of the university to examine discrimination against women in the institution.
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SIPTU defers ballot for strike action in National Ambulance Service

13 May 2016

SIPTU has today (Friday, 13th May) deferred a ballot of its members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) for strike action, on the specific issue of the failure of the HSE to publish a capacity review into the service, until after the Government meets next Tuesday, 17th May.
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SIPTU accepts invitation to attend WRC to discuss the dispute at Tesco Ireland

12 May 2016

SIPTU representatives have agreed to attend a meeting at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to discuss the dispute at Tesco Ireland on Wednesday, 18th May.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Debenhams to discuss examinership announcement

13 May 2016

SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with the management of Debenhams Retail (Ireland) Ltd to discuss the impact of the company’s decision to apply for the appointment of an Examiner at the High Court in Dublin today (Thursday, 12th May).
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SIPTU calls on Government to prioritise protection for workers to ensure fair recovery

12 May 2016

SIPTU has highlighted the need for adequate legislation to protect workers’ rights to ensure they can avail of living wages and stable employment in order to build a sustainable economic recovery.
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SIPTU Luas drivers change work stoppage times to accommodate students

12 May 2016

SIPTU Luas drivers have amended the times of their series of four-hour work stoppages during June to ensure the industrial action does not impact on students sitting State examinations.
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SIPTU highlights threat to jobs from planning issue at Edenderry Power Ltd

11 May 2016

SIPTU has highlighted the threat to over 250 jobs from the ongoing uncertainty concerning planning permission for the Bord na Móna power plant in Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
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SIPTU Luas drivers serve notice of series of work stoppages in ongoing dispute

11 May 2016

SIPTU Luas drivers have served notice today (Wednesday, 11th May) of a series of six four-hour work stoppages during June in an escalation of their industrial action in a dispute concerning pay and conditions of employment with the light rail operator Transdev.
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SIPTU presents historic DMP files to Garda and to UCD online library

11 May 2016

SIPTU presented ‘Prisoners Books’ concerning over 30,000 people arrested by the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) between 1905 and 1918 to the Garda Síochána at a ceremony in Liberty Hall, Dublin, this morning (11th May).
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SIPTU calls for immediate publication of capacity review into National Ambulance Service

09 May 2016

SIPTU has written to the new Minister for Health, Simon Harris, calling on him to immediately publish a Department of Health and Health Service Executive (HSE) commissioned capacity review of the National Ambulance Service (NAS).
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SIPTU unveiling plaques around Dublin to commemorate the Irish Citizen Army

04 May 2016

The SIPTU Dublin District Council is unveiling a series of plaques around Dublin to commemorate the men, women and young people who served with the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) during the revolutionary period.
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SIPTU hosts successful commemoration of Battle of Ashbourne in Meath

03 May 2016

The SIPTU Meath District Council hosted events to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Ashbourne on Saturday, 30th April, which were attended by over 100 trade unionists and local people.
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SIPTU Luas drivers united in their resolve to achieve fair resolution to dispute

29 April 2016

SIPTU members employed as Luas drivers have reiterated their commitment to achieve a fair resolution to the dispute with their employer, Transdev, despite its threat to cut their wages for conducting industrial action.
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SIPTU members outraged at Trandsev threat to reduce pay of Luas drivers

27 April 2016

SIPTU members at Transdev will not accept the company reducing their pay in response to their prosecution of a lawful and legitimate trade dispute.
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SIPTU refers Irish Rail pay claim to WRC

26 April 2016

SIPTU has referred its claim for a substantial pay increase for its members in all grades of Irish Rail to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
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SIPTU recognises positive elements of Duffy Cahill report recommendations

26 April 2016

SIPTU has described as ‘positive’ several proposals contained in the Duffy Cahill Report, published today (Tuesday, 26th April), which are aimed at better protecting workers in circumstances similar to the controversial closure of Clerys Department Store in 2015.
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SIPTU Meath District Council to commemorate the Battle of Ashbourne on Saturday

26 April 2016

The SIPTU Meath District Council will commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Ashbourne with a series of events in Ashbourne and Navan, County Meath, on Saturday, 30th April.
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SIPTU calls on Transdev to re-engage with Luas driver representatives

25 April 2016

SIPTU has called on the management of Transdev to re-engage in negotiations with representatives of Luas drivers in order to reach a just solution to the dispute at the light rail network.
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SIPTU Luas workers vote to accept pay and conditions proposals

25 April 2016

SIPTU members working as revenue protection officers, revenue protection supervisors, and traffic supervisors on the Luas light rail network voted this afternoon (Monday, 25th April) to accept proposals from the operating company, Transdev, on changes to pay and conditions.
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SIPTU members to ballot on new proposals in Luas dispute

22 April 2016

Following detailed, 48 hour, discussions with Transdev management on the Luas dispute, shop stewards representing Traffic and Revenue Protection Supervisors and Revenue Protection Officers at the transport company have agreed to ballot their members on new proposals.
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SIPTU condemns Tesco’s bullying approach to long serving staff members

21 April 2016

SIPTU has condemned the bullying approach adopted by the management of Tesco in its attempt to force long serving staff members out of their jobs and its failure to attend a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) meeting to discuss the on-going dispute at the supermarket chain.
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SIPTU members in ambulance emergency control centre vote for industrial action

20 April 2016

SIPTU members working in National Ambulance Service (NAS) emergency control centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute concerning staffing levels, the filling of vacancies and retention of staff.
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Reclaim 1916 march, pageant and free open air concert

19 April 2016

Join the parade with Panti Bliss, Stephen Rea, Fionnuala Flanagan, Adrian Dunbar, Donal Lunny, Damien Dempsey, Don Baker, Frances Black, Laoise Kelly and Sibéal Ní Chasaide.
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SIPTU members cancel this weekend’s Luas work stoppage to facilitate talks

18 April 2016

SIPTU members working as Luas drivers have unconditionally cancelled a 48-hour work stoppage scheduled to take place this weekend in order to facilitate talks aimed a finding a resolution to the dispute at the light rail company.
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SIPTU salutes Tesco members' success in forcing company to begin improving its offer

15 April 2016

SIPTU has saluted Tesco members resolve and organisation in succeeding in forcing management today (Friday, 15th April) to begin improving its offer to long-term staff whose contracts the company wishes to change.
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SIPTU members in Hoyer Ireland serve notice of industrial action

13 April 2016

SIPTU members working for the fuel transportation company, Hoyer Ireland, based in Dublin Port and Tivoli in Cork have today (Wednesday, 13th April) served notice of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute concerning redundancy entitlements.
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SIPTU highlights Tesco’s rising profits as it attempts to slash wages

13 April 2016

SIPTU has condemned as obscene Tesco’s announcement of a €1.2 billion profit today (Wednesday, 13th April) while later this month the company will attempt to cut long serving workers’ wages by up to 35%.
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SIPTU condemns Transdev for placing Luas workers on protective notice

12 April 2016

SIPTU has condemned the actions of Transdev, the operator of the Luas light rail network, which this evening (Tuesday, 12th April) issued a letter to staff and their union in which it has placed workers on protective notice with immediate effect and threatened to implement lay-offs.
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SIPTU retail staff vote for industrial action at Tesco Ireland

11 April 2016

SIPTU retail staff in Tesco Ireland have overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action, up to and including strike action, in response to an attempt by the company to unilaterally enforce pay cuts and changes to work patterns.
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Irish Water workers welcome Minister’s call for their input into debate on future of Irish Water

08 April 2016

The Group of Unions at Ervia and Irish Water have welcomed the call by the caretaker Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, for greater input from workers in the debate over the future of the public utility.
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SIPTU meet with Lund management to discuss threatened jobs losses at Athlone plant

08 April 2016

SIPTU representatives met with the management of Lund Precision Products today (Friday, 7th April) to discuss options for saving as many jobs as possible at the tool manufacturer’s plant in Athlone, County Westmeath.
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SIPTU participates in European Day of Action against the privatisation of health care

07 April 2016

SIPTU members and activists joined with colleagues from the European Public Services Union (EPSU) on World Health Day 2016 (Thursday, 7th April) to protest outside the European Commission, Brussels, to highlight the threat of the increasing privatisation of health services across Europe.
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SIPTU Vice-President calls for accelerated pay restoration for all public servants

06 April 2016

SIPTU Vice-President, Gene Mealy, has called for an acceleration in the restoration of pay and conditions of employment for public servants.
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SIPTU participates in European Day of Action against the privatisation of health care

07 April 2016

SIPTU members and activists joined with colleagues from the European Public Services Union (EPSU) on World Health Day 2016 (Thursday, 7th April) to protest outside the European Commission, Brussels, to highlight the threat of the increasing privatisation of health services across Europe.
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SIPTU reaches agreement with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services on health care assistants

06 April 2016

SIPTU members have reached agreement with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services on a Labour Court recommendation allowing for the deployment of Health Care Assistants (HCAs) within the service.
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SIPTU Vice-President calls for accelerated pay restoration for all public servants

06 April 2016

SIPTU Vice-President, Gene Mealy, has called for an acceleration in the restoration of pay and conditions of employment for public servants.
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SIPTU Meath District Council calls for support for striking 999 emergency call operators

05 April 2016

The SIPTU Meath District Council has called on local trade unionists to show support for 999 emergency call operators who will stage a second 12-hour strike in Navan, County Meath on Thursday, 7th April.
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SIPTU calls on politicians to honour pledges on public ownership of water services

05 April 2016

SIPTU has called on elected representatives to honour their pre-election pledges to prohibit the privatisation of water services by holding a referendum to create a constitutional protection of their public ownership and control.
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SIPTU Meath District Council calls for support for striking 999 emergency call operators

05 April 2016

The SIPTU Meath District Council has called on local trade unionists to show support for 999 emergency call operators who will stage a second 12-hour strike in Navan, County Meath on Thursday, 7th April.
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SIPTU calls on politicians to honour pledges on public ownership of water services

05 April 2016

SIPTU has called on elected representatives to honour their pre-election pledges to prohibit the privatisation of water services by holding a referendum to create a constitutional protection of their public ownership and control.
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SIPTU to discuss measures aimed at saving jobs at Yves Rocher in Cork

04 April 2016

SIPTU representatives will conduct a series of meetings with the management of cosmetic manufacturer, Yves Rocher, to consider the implementation of measures aimed at saving as many jobs as possible at the company’s plant in Kilbarry, Cork City.
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SIPTU retail staff commence ballot for industrial action at Tesco Ireland

01 April 2016

A ballot for industrial action by retail staff at Tesco is a result of the company’s refusal to fully implement a Labour Court recommendation issued on 19th February last. This awarded all retail staff a 2% pay increase and a 1.5% share bonus scheme payment.
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SIPTU retail staff commence ballot for industrial action at Tesco Ireland

01 April 2016

A ballot for industrial action by retail staff at Tesco is a result of the company’s refusal to fully implement a Labour Court recommendation issued on 19th February last. This awarded all retail staff a 2% pay increase and a 1.5% share bonus scheme payment.
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SIPTU dismayed at failure of Transdev CEO to meet with Luas workers during Dublin visit

31 March 2016

SIPTU has expressed dismay that the CEO of Transdev UK and Ireland visited Dublin this week to meet with a number of ‘key stakeholders’ but did not meet with workers representatives.
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SIPTU dismayed at failure of Transdev CEO to meet with Luas workers during Dublin visit

31 March 2016

SIPTU has expressed dismay that the CEO of Transdev UK and Ireland visited Dublin this week to meet with a number of ‘key stakeholders’ but did not meet with workers representatives.
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Traditional music stars to commemorate Rising in Liberty Hall on Friday

30 March 2016

Leading stars of Irish music including Declan O’Rourke and Lynched will perform at a concert to commemorate the Easter Rising in Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin 1, on Friday (1st April) at 8.00 p.m.
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SIPTU Ambulance Professionals to ballot for strike action due to failure to publish Capacity Review

31 March 2016

SIPTU members working in the HSE National Ambulance Service are to ballot for strike action due to the continuing refusal of the caretaker Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar to publish a National Capacity Review of the service.
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Screen Producers Ireland and Irish Equity sign collective agreement

31 March 2016

Screen Producers Ireland and Irish Equity signed a collective agreement covering Irish TV drama production on Wednesday (30th March).
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SIPTU rejects Irish Rail claims in relation to proposed 10-minute DART service

30 March 2016

SIPTU members in Irish Rail have rejected a claim by management that they are responsible for the cancellation of a proposed 10-minute DART service when the reality is there are currently not enough drivers or train units to operate it.
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Connolly and Pearse to debate the Rising each lunchtime this week in Liberty Hall

29 March 2016

A performance of the play Pull Down a Horseman, which features a dramatic debate between James Connolly and Padraig Pearse on when to proceed with a Rising, will take place in the Connolly Hall, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1 on Wednesday, 30th March, Thursday, 31st March and Friday, 1st April at 1.00 p.m.
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Luas workers reject WRC proposals on pay and productivity

29 March 2016

Luas drivers and revenue protection grades at Transdev have overwhelmingly rejected proposals on pay and productivity brokered at the Workplace Relations Commission.
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SIPTU Construction Sector welcomes High Court ruling protecting Moore Street site

23 March 2016

The SIPTU Construction Sector has welcomed a ruling by the High Court last Friday (18th March) which extends the number of buildings protected as a national monument in the Moore Street area of Dublin due to their connection to the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Easter Rising Flag returns to Liberty Hall after 100 years

22 March 2016

The Inniskillings Museum at Enniskillen Castle in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland houses the collections of two regiments raised for the defence of the town in 1689. One of these regiments was the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and in 2012 the museum made a discovery that would make a significant contribution to the 1916 Easter Rising commemorations.
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Easter Rising Flag returns to Liberty Hall after 100 years

22 March 2016

The Inniskillings Museum at Enniskillen Castle in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland houses the collections of two regiments raised for the defence of the town in 1689. One of these regiments was the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and in 2012 the museum made a discovery that would make a significant contribution to the 1916 Easter Rising commemorations.
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Easter Rising Flag returns to Liberty Hall after 100 years

22 March 2016

The Inniskillings Museum at Enniskillen Castle in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland houses the collections of two regiments raised for the defence of the town in 1689. One of these regiments was the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and in 2012 the museum made a discovery that would make a significant contribution to the 1916 Easter Rising commemorations.
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SIPTU Meath District Council to commemorate the Battle of Ashbourne

21 March 2016

The SIPTU Meath District Council will commemorate the Battle of Ashbourne, 1916, with a a series of events in Ashbourne town centre on Saturday, 30th April.
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SIPTU defers Luas strike action on St Patrick’s Day to consider WRC proposals

16 March 2016

SIPTU members working on the Luas light rail network have deferred a work stoppage scheduled for tomorrow (17th March) following talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) which have resulted in proposals to resolve the dispute for three out of four grades of workers.
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USI and SIPTU workers rights campaign to arrive on campuses next week

10 March 2016

A Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and SIPTU campaign focusing on informing students about their rights as workers will reach Athlone IT, Limerick School of Art and Design and NUI Galway next week.
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SIPTU LUAS drivers serve notice of four more days of strike action

10 March 2016

SIPTU LUAS drivers have today (Thursday, 10th March) served notice on their employer, Transdev, of two further 48-hour work stoppages following the company’s refusal to engage in negotiations concerning their terms and conditions of employment.
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March and ceremony to mark unveiling of Citizen Army plaque in North Strand on Friday

10 March 2016

The SIPTU Dublin District Council is hosting a march and ceremony to mark the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) outside the Marino College of Further Education, Connolly House, North Strand Road, Dublin, on Friday, 11th March at 3.00 p.m.
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SIPTU and Unite to suspend strike action to consider WRC proposals in Cadbury’s dispute

07 March 2016

SIPTU and Unite members will suspend their strike action at the Cadbury’s production plant in Coolock, Dublin 5, to facilitate discussion and a ballot on proposals aimed at resolving a dispute concerning outsourcing at the company.
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SIPTU representatives to attend WRC talks concerning Cadbury’s dispute tomorrow

03 March 2016

SIPTU representatives, along with their colleagues from Unite, will attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission concerning the dispute at the Cadbury’s production plant in Coolock, Dublin 5, Friday (4th march) at 10.30 a.m.
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SIPTU DART drivers vote unanimously for strike action in rosters dispute

02 March 2016

SIPTU DART drivers have voted unanimously in favour of strike action in the event of the company proceeding with an attempt to introduce rosters for a 10 minute service as planned on Sunday, 10th April.
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SIPTU and UNITE members to begin strike in Mondelez Ireland tomorrow

02 March 2016

SIPTU and Unite members will begin a strike of indefinite duration at the Cadbury’s production plant in Coolock, Dublin 5, tomorrow (Thursday, 3rd March) at 7.00 a.m. in a dispute concerning the outsourcing of jobs.
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SIPTU asks why cost of closing Irish Water not publicised prior to General Election

02 March 2016

SIPTU has written to Ervia, the parent company of Irish Water, demanding to know why the projected €7 billion cost of winding up Irish Water, reported in the media today (Wednesday, 2nd March), was not made known to the public prior to the general election.
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SIPTU says Cork County Council decision on fire service plan places lives at risk

29 February 2016

SIPTU retained firefighter members have condemned Cork County Council for putting lives at risk due to its adoption of an Emergency Operations Plan without adequate consultation with emergency workers.
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SIPTU to host major programme of cultural events to commemorate 1916 Easter Rising

26 February 2016

SIPTU will host a major programme of cultural events to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The events include a gala concert on Easter Saturday, 26th March, in Liberty Hall featuring performances by singers Christy Moore and Damien Dempsey, poet Paula Meehan and flute player, Matt Molloy.
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SIPTU and UNITE serve strike notice on Mondelez Ireland in outsourcing dispute

26 February 2016

SIPTU and Unite members employed in the Cadbury’s production plant in Coolock, Dublin 5, yesterday (Thursday, 25th February) served the management of Mondelez Ireland with notice of their intention to implement a work stoppage of indefinite duration starting on Thursday, 3rd March, at 7.00 a.m.
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SIPTU Health Division supports 999 emergency call workers demand for decent work

25 February 2016

SIPTU Health Division members visited striking 999 emergency call centre workers on their picket line in Navan, County Meath, during a 12-hour work stoppage today (Thursday, 25th February) to express solidarity with their demand for decent working conditions.
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List of TDs, Senators and Councillors who have signed the SIPTU/TEEU Water Guarantee

24 February 2016

All TDs, Senators and Councillors across the State are being asked to sign the SIPTU/TEEU Water Guarantee. SIPTU members are requested to ask their local elected representatives to sign up to the campaign. For more information contact: campaignsequality@siptu.ie
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List of TDs, Senators and Councillors who have signed the SIPTU/TEEU Water Guarantee

23 February 2016

All TDs, Senators and Councillors across the State are being asked to sign the SIPTU/TEEU Water Guarantee. SIPTU members are requested to ask their local elected representatives to sign up to the campaign. For more information contact: campaignsequality@siptu.ie
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TDs sign up to SIPTU/TEEU referendum pledge to stop privatisation of Irish Water

23 February 2016

TDs from most political parties, and many leading Independents, have signed up to the SIPTU/TEEU Water Guarantee, which commits them to work for a referendum to safeguard public water services from the threat of privatisation if they are elected to the next Dáil.
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SIPTU campaign secures increase in student nurses and midwives pay

22 February 2016

SIPTU has welcomed the announcement today (Monday, 22nd February) by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform that it is making the funds available to increase 4th year student nurses and midwives pay to 70% of the staff nursing scale.
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SIPTU condemns decision by Brinks Ireland to cease operations with 200 jobs losses

22 February 2016

SIPTU has condemned the announcement on Monday (22nd February) by Brinks Ireland that it intends to cease its cash in transit operations by the end of July with the loss of 200 jobs.
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SIPTU Meath District Council supports striking 999 emergency call workers

19 February 2016

The executive of the SIPTU Meath District Council has voted to support a 12-hour strike by workers in the 999 emergency call centre in Navan, County Meath, on Thursday 25th February.
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Increased investment needed to create accessible, affordable and quality childcare

15 March 2016

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called for the introduction of new entry-level pay for childcare professionals at the Living Wage rate of €11.50 per hour and for investment in the sector to be brought in line with the 1% of GDP benchmark recommended by UNICEF, from its current level of 0.2%.
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Statement by the SIPTU National Executive Council on the general election

15 February 2016

We should not give the Right a monopoly of power. In Ireland, we are just emerging from the most dramatic economic collapse in any developed country in the world since the Wall Street crash of 1929.
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SIPTU members in disability organisations in south east to hold ‘day of action’

17 February 2016

SIPTU members in organisations providing services for people with intellectual disabilities in the south east of the country will hold a ‘day of action’ on Tuesday, 23rd February, to protest against the non-payment of increments due to them.
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SIPTU calls on SELC Ireland Ltd to reverse decision to cut jobs at its Belmullet plant

17 February 2016

SIPTU has called upon SELC Ireland Ltd to reverse a decision to downgrade its manufacturing facility in Belmullet, County Mayo, which would result in approximately 20 job losses.
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SIPTU members in St Patrick’s Hospital vote for industrial action

16 February 2016

SIPTU members working in St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin 8, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a ballot counted today (Tuesday, 16th February).
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SIPTU members in LUAS announce further industrial action

16 February 2016

SIPTU members who work for Transdev, the company which operates LUAS, have announced two additional 24-hour work stoppages in their dispute over pay and conditions.
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Bord na Móna workers vote to accept WRC pay and conditions proposa

15 February 2016

Workers in Bord na Móna have voted to accept a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposal on pay and conditions by 60% in favour to 40% against, in a ballot which was counted today (Monday, 15th February).
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SIPTU condemns workers treatment in sudden closure of West Clare Early Years

15 February 2016

SIPTU has condemned the treatment by management of workers in West Clare Early Years who were informed at the weekend by text message that the five child care centres run by the organisation in county Clare are to close with immediate effect and their jobs were lost.
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SIPTU to engage with AXA management on threatened jobs losses in Dublin

12 February 2016

SIPTU representatives will engage in intensive negotiations in the coming days with the management of AXA Insurance Ireland following the company’s announcement of possible job losses resulting from the implementation of a restructuring plan.
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SIPTU Dublin Fire Brigade members call for clarity from Fianna Fáil on ambulance service

12 February 2016

SIPTU members in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have expressed concern at the contents of the Fianna Fáil General Election manifesto which makes clear that the party is open to the removal of the DFB emergency ambulance service.
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SIPTU members vote for strike action in St James's Hospital car parking dispute

11 February 2016

SIPTU members in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action in response to a management attempt to impose an annual €500 car parking fee on health workers.
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SIPTU Dublin Bus members unveil new banner commemorating James Fearon

11 February 2016

A new SIPTU banner commemorating the trade unionist, James Fearon, who was born in Newry, county Armagh, was unveiled by the SIPTU Dublin Bus Drivers Section in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Wednesday, 10th February.
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SIPTU members say LUAS strike unavoidable due to management intransigence

10 February 2016

SIPTU members working on the LUAS light rail network have expressed disappointment that the intransigence of the system’s operating company, Transdev, has left them with no option but to commence a 48-hour strike tomorrow (Thursday, 11th February) morning at 4.00 a.m.
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SIPTU and HSE reach agreement in emergency department consultative forums dispute

05 February 2016

SIPTU representatives have reached agreement with the management of the Health Service Executive (HSE) in a dispute arising from union members exclusion from emergency department consultative forums. The agreement follows talks between the parties at the Workplace Relations Commission this afternoon (Thursday, 4th February).
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Bord na Móna workers to vote on pay and conditions proposals

02 February 2016

Workers in Bord na Mona will vote in the coming days on pay and conditions proposals that have emerged from negotiations between the Bord na Móna Group of Unions and management.
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SIPTU to attend talks on emergency department consultative forums at WRC

02 February 2016

SIPTU representatives will attend talks with HSE management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Thursday (4th February) to discuss the union’s exclusion from emergency department consultative forums set up to discuss the overcrowding crisis.
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SIPTU Migrant Workers Support Network launched in Liberty Hall

01 February 2016

Over 150 people attended the launch of the SIPTU Migrant and International Workers Network at a conference in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, yesterday (Friday, 29th January). The conference was addressed by Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, SIPTU General President, Jack O’Connor and migrant worker activists.
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SIPTU members in Tesco will not accept unilateral cuts to terms and conditions

28 January 2016

SIPTU members in Tesco have said they will not accept a management proposal to unilaterally cut the terms and conditions of long serving staff with contracts agreed prior to 1997.
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SIPTU members in Tesco will not accept unilateral cuts to terms and conditions

28 January 2016

SIPTU members in Tesco have said they will not accept a management proposal to unilaterally cut the terms and conditions of long serving staff with contracts agreed prior to 1997.
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SIPTU members return to work at West Pharma site in Waterford

26 January 2016

SIPTU members have returned to work this afternoon (Tuesday, 26th January) at the West Pharmaceutical Services site, Knockhouse, county Waterford, following an agreement with management which addresses their concerns over pay rates and other issues.
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SIPTU members in Tesco will not accept unilateral cuts to terms and conditions

28 January 2016

SIPTU members in Tesco have said they will not accept a management proposal to unilaterally cut the terms and conditions of long serving staff with contracts agreed prior to 1997.
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SIPTU condemns massive spend on agency workers in the health service

26 January 2016

SIPTU has called on the Government to directly recruit health staff and end payments to private ‘for profit’ recruitment agencies which amounted to approximately €250 million during 2015.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with SISK management to discuss West Pharma dispute

25 January 2016

SIPTU organisers are seeking an urgent meeting with the management of construction company, SISK, to discuss issues raised by members working at the West Pharmaceutical Services site, Knockhouse, county Waterford.
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SIPTU members express disappointment at failure of LUAS talks at WRC

22 January 2016

SIPTU members have expressed disappointment at the failure to reach agreement following discussions today at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) between union representatives and the management of Transdev, the LUAS light rail network operator.
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TDs back trade unions call for referendum on public ownership of water services

19 January 2016

Over 30 TDs have signed the SIPTU and TEEU Water Guarantee which was launched on Tuesday, 19th January, at a protest by local authority water workers outside Leinster House.
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SIPTU calls threat to travel pass scheme an unacceptable abuse of the elderly

16 January 2017

SIPTU has condemned the threat to the continuation of the over-65 travel pass scheme due to the refusal of the Department of Social Protection to provide extra funding for transport providers to cover the costs of the public service.
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SIPTU DART drivers to ballot for industrial action next week

15 January 2016

SIPTU DART drivers are to begin a ballot on industrial action, up to and including strike action, next week in a dispute arising from a management attempt to impose rosters for a ten minute service without the agreement of staff.
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SIPTU describes government review of legislation in wake of Clerys scandal as positive development

14 January 2016

SIPTU activists and former Clerys workers have described as positive a proposed review of company and employment law announced by the Government today (Thursday, 14th January). The review is aimed at providing the basis for legislative change to prevent a repeat of the situation surrounding the closure of Clerys department store.
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SIPTU members ballot for industrial action in St. James’s Hospital car park dispute

14 January 2016

SIPTU members in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, have begun a ballot for industrial action in a dispute provoked by a management attempt to impose an annual charges of up to €500 for car parking.
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SIPTU serves notice of two 48-hour work stoppages on LUAS operator Transdev

13 January 2016

SIPTU members working for Transdev have served notice of two 48-hour work stoppages during February on the LUAS light rail network operator. This follows the company’s failure to reach an agreement in a dispute concerning workers’ terms and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU activists and Clerys workers welcome renewal of O’Connell Street planning control scheme

13 January 2016

SIPTU activists and the former Clerys workers have welcomed the decision of Dublin City Council to renew the Scheme of Special Planning Control for the O’Connell Street area. They have also welcomed the inclusion in the scheme of an objective that 'workers are assured fair working conditions’ in the city centre retail district.
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SIPTU Construction Sector calls on Minister to halt building works at Moore Street site

12 January 2016

The SIPTU Construction Sector has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, to halt building work at the historically important properties connected to the 1916 Rising in Moore Street, Dublin.
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SIPTU members shocked at sudden closure of C&C plant in Tipperary

12 January 2016

SIPTU representatives will engage in a process of consultation with the management of C&C Group aimed at protecting as many of its members’ jobs as possible following the announcement that the company intends to close its water bottling facility in Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary. The closure could result in the loss of up to 144 jobs.
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SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with C&C Group concerning report of jobs losses

12 January 2016

SIPTU members are seeking an urgent meeting with the management of drinks manufacturer C&C Group to discuss a report that it intends to close its water-bottling plant in Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary, in July.
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SIPTU calls on elected representatives to support Bus Éireann jobs and services

11 January 2017

SIPTU has called for immediate action by elected representatives to support the public bus network and its staff following media reports today (Wednesday, 11th January) that management has drawn up a plan for massive cutbacks in Bus Éireann.
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SIPTU supports council motion calling for extra ambulances for Dublin Fire Brigade

09 January 2017

SIPTU members have expressed support for a motion which will go before Dublin City Council this evening (Monday, 9th January) calling for additional ambulances to be made available to be utlised by the Dublin Fire Brigade.
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SIPTU condemns plan to charge workers for parking at St James’s Hospital

06 January 2016

SIPTU has condemned plans to charge health workers up to €500 per year for access to car parking facilities at St James’s Hospital, Dublin.
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SIPTU members and service users condemn cut in funding to disability services

08 January 2016

SIPTU members and service users have condemned a cut in funding to the Personal Assistants service which provides vital support for people with disabilities.
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SIPTU members working on LUAS network vote overwhelmingly for industrial action

08 January 2016

SIPTU members working on the LUAS light rail network have voted by 99% to 1% to take industrial action in a dispute related to their conditions of employment in a ballot counted this afternoon (Friday, 8th January) in the Red Cow LUAS Depot in Dublin.
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SIPTU dismayed at number of work-related fatalities during 2015

07 January 2016

SIPTU is dismayed that the overall number of work-related fatalities remained at the same high level in 2015 as the previous year and that incidents in the construction industry showed a significant increase.
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SIPTU says Clerys workers deserve justice and meeting with new owners

05 January 2016

SIPTU has reiterated its support for the demands of the Justice for the Clerys Workers campaign which include a meeting between Natrium, the store’s new owners, and representatives of its former employees as well as a change to company law to ensure other workers do not have to endure a similar situation.
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