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SIPTU warns of strike action if pay and conditions of construction workers are undermined

SIPTU representatives have warned construction companies that its members will conduct strike action if there is any attempt to undermine workers’ agreed wages and conditions in the wake of a High Court decision to strike down parts of the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2015. Read More

SIPTU calls for uniform approach on ‘face to face’ teaching in higher-level institutions

SIPTU representatives have called on the Government to co-ordinate the approach of higher-level education institutions in relation to the delivery of ‘face-to face’ teaching when students return in September to ensure all adhere with public health advice. Read More

SIPTU activists protest outside banks in Navan against Covid-19 interest charges

Members of the SIPTU Meath District Council are protesting outside four bank branches in Navan, county Meath, today (Monday, 13thJuly) between 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m., to show their opposition to the charging of interest on loans and mortgages suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Landmark Agreement in the Construction Industry

The Trade Union Federation (TUF) consisting of Connect, BATU and SIPTU has reached a landmark agreement on behalf of construction workers. The Return to Work Safety Protocol, agreed between TUF and the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) puts in place health and safety protections for workers returning to work. It also provides a way for constuction workers to raise concerns and make complaints if the Protocol is not being adhered to.

Frontline Heroes essential workers

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.

Frontline Heroes keeping our hospitals clean

"If we weren't here, the place would come to a standstill, rooms would not be opening quick enough, doctors wouldn't be able to do there work, nurses wouldn't be able to do there work, it's a team effort and everybody has to help."

On the Frontline with the National Ambulance Service

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service are among the essential workers on the frontline dealing with the health crisis resulting from the Covid-19 Emergency.

COVID-19 Advice

How to handwash? With soap and water

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Following the reopening of the construction sector, SIPTU have launched an online worker survey to get a snapshot of your experience of the Covid-19 compliance measures in your workplace.
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National Return to Work Safely Protocol

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.

We are on the frontline of the frontline

Health Care Support Assistant and SIPTU member Geraldine McNamara on her role stopping the spread of the coronavirus in the community.

Dublin Fire Brigade: Facing the challenges together

A message from SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade working on the frontline of the COVID-19 public health emergency.