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Being in a union gives us dignity. Respect. A sense that we belong... and a fair day's work for a fair day's pay.

SIPTU reps demand tight monitoring of all construction sites

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SIPTU representatives in the construction sector are demanding that the Government guarantees that all construction sites which remain open during the current lockdown have all proper protections in place to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 among construction workers and their families.

SIPTU members in Camphill Community in Wexford vote for strike action

SIPTU members in working in Camphill Communities, Duffcarrig, county Wexford have voted unanimously in favour of industrial action in a dispute over funding and working conditions. Read More

New Global Union Report: Pandemic places long-term care work among world’s most dangerous jobs

UNI Global Union, which represents 2 million care workers worldwide, today said the COVID-19 pandemic has made nursing homes some of the most hazardous—and even deadly—workplaces in the world. Read More

Raise the Roof campaign calls for full support for new measures to assist student renters

The Raise the Roof housing campaign today (February 25) backed calls from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) for all party support for proposed new legislation to provide greater protection for student renters, for the duration of the Covid 19 public heath emergency. Read More

Together for Early Years

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On Friday, 5th February, thousands of SIPTU members took part in an Early Years Virtual Day of Action.

Frontline Heroes essential workers

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From treating and caring for the ill and vulnerable, providing public transport, maintaining essential supply chains, manufacturing medical devices and medicines, collecting refuse, cleaning, retail workers, administrators, maintaining our critical infrastructure and numerous other forms of essential work, SIPTU members are on the frontline of the Covid-19 Emergency.

National Return to Work Safely Protocol

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Exposure to COVID-19 is a public health risk which affects all citizens. The COVID-19 pandemic also has implications for all workplaces as it can present a health risk to workers and other persons at a place of work. The reopening of the economy goes hand-in-hand with the provision of public health measures to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 as well as the existing occupational health and safety measures.

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A resounding YES to Building Momentum

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SIPTU members support Public Service Agreement by overwhelming majority.

State supports for aviation workers do not go far enough

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SIPTU Aviation Sector Organiser, Neil McGowan has told the Oireachtas Committee on Transport that state supports for the sector such as wage subsidies and assistance for regional airports do not go far enough on Tuesday, 9th February. 

Webinar: The Case for Employee Driven Innovation

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SIPTU’s Workplace Democracy Campaign continues with a discussion on The Case for Employee Driven Innovation.

STOP67

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SIPTU is proud of our role in ensuring that today, the first day of a new year, over 21,000 workers now won’t have to wait until they are 67 to get their State Pension. Onwards to 2021!