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SIPTU members protest over plans to privatise local employment services

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SIPTU members launched the ‘Our Community is Not for Sale’ campaign, demanding an immediate halt to tenders for private companies to bid for state contracts to run programmes to assist people getting back into the workforce, on Friday, 9th July.

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Raise the Roof - Homes for All

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A new plan to end the housing crisis.

SIPTU calls for a halt to sell-off of community based employment services

SIPTU members have expressed concern and anger at news reports that the US headquartered corporate contract company, Maximus, has established an operation in Ireland with the expressed interest in taking over Local Employment Services currently provided successfully by community based enterprises. Read More

SIPTU cleaners employed by private contractors welcome reward commitment

SIPTU members employed as cleaners by private contractors in public hospitals have welcomed the commitment by Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to reward their work on the frontline against Covid-19. Read More

SIPTU members call for urgent recommencement of Security ERO process

SIPTU members have called for the urgent recommencement of the process to establish an Employment Regulation Order (ERO) for the security industry, a sector in which most workers have not received a pay rise in nearly three years. Read More

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

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SIPTU representatives on Wednesday, 15th December, expressed deep concerns over the high level of pressure on ambulance, fire and emergency services across the country.

Valuing Care - Recognising Work

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Unions to lodge pay claim for community and voluntary sector.

Launch of New Deal for Early Years campaign

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On Thursday, 8th July, SIPTU, together with a coalition of eleven Early Years and civil society organisations, launched the ‘New Deal for Early Years’ campaign for the reform of the childcare sector so it can provide improved services for children, families, workers and providers.

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Universal Basic Income for the Arts

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Irish Equity Webinar: Universal Basic Income for the Arts – What does it mean for you?


Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection

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Unions attend Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection

STOP67 Webinar - The right to remain in the job

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On Wednesday 23rd June, the STOP67 Campaign hosted a webinar to discuss its demand for the introduction of a statutory Right to Remain in the Job with expert legal and industrial relations practitioners.

Low Pay Republic: Combatting Low Pay in the Irish Labour Market

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Low pay is endemic in the Irish Republic. One in five workers is officially categorised as ‘low-paid’ – that is over 300,000 women and men.

Supporting Quality

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Protecting quality jobs in Ireland and promoting Irish quality products.