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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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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.

Raise the Roof - Homes for All

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A new plan to end the housing crisis.

SIPTU calls on Taoiseach to intervene in Local Employment Services dispute

SIPTU representatives have called on the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, to directly intervene in a dispute concerning Local Employment Services (LES) following the publication of a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which found that their privatisation does not deliver “value for money”. Read More

Pay proposals accepted by union members in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

SIPTU and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) have today (Thursday, 2nd December) confirmed that union members working in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) have accepted new pay proposals by an overwhelming majority. Read More

SIPTU calls on Government to support Bill providing greater rights to migrant workers

SIPTU representatives have called on the Government to reconsider its opposition to the Employment Permits (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 which if enacted would provide migrant workers with increased rights, including language training and improved sick leave provision. Read More

Valuing Care - Recognising Work

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Unions to lodge pay claim for community and voluntary sector.

Labour Court Evelyn Owens

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Watch a video on the life and work of Evelyn Owens (1931 - 2010), a former chair of the Labour Court and an accomplished member of the Seanad between 1969 and 1977.

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.

More Power to You Campaign

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Local Government touches every aspect of our daily lives and affects every citizen – young and old alike. It affects our schools, our homes, our public parks. It’s in our work, our play and our recreation.

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SIPTU report shows one in five workers are low paid READ THE REPORT HERE‌‌

The Cle Club December 2021

Final Zoom session of the year on Wednesday, 8th December at 8pm. 'Doors' open online from 7.45pm. READ MORE

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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.