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Thousands demand declaration of a housing emergency

Trade unionists, students housing activists and concerned members of the public came together at the 15,000 strong a ‘Raise the Roof’ rally outside Dáil Éireann in central Dublin on Thursday, 3rd October to call on the Government to immediately declare a housing emergency.

SIPTU representatives welcome plans for 100 new jobs in Bausch and Lomb

SIPTU representatives have welcomed an announcement today (Tuesday, 13th November) from Bausch and Lomb of significant investment and the expansion to its Waterford facility with 100 additional jobs set to be created. Read More

SIPTU gives cautious welcome to Gender Action Plan for Higher Education

SIPTU divisional organiser, Adrian Kane, has given a cautious welcome to the recommendations contained in the Gender Action Plan 2018-2020. Under the plan, up to 30 women-only professorships will be created in third level institutions over the next three years, among other proposals. Read More

Event in Liberty Hall hears call for unity in fight against racism and discrimination

SIPTU is focused on uniting workers in the fight against racism and discrimination, the union’s Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley, told a very well attended We Shall Overcome event, marking the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland civil rights movement, in Liberty Hall, today (Saturday, 10th November). Read More

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A video shown at the SIPTU Health Division Biennial Conference in Cork in early October.

SIPTU members in RAP plant suspend industrial action following talks proposal

SIPTU members in the Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) plant in Gweedore, County Donegal, conducted a 16-hour work stoppage on Monday, 24th September, in a dispute resulting from a refusal by the company to respect a Labour Court recommendation.

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James Bloodworth on the impact precarious work has on society

Author and journalist James Bloodworth discusses why the trade union movement remains the best vehicle to combat precarious work.

Over 90% of public want increased investment in higher education

Coalition for a Publicly Funded Higher Education System