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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 Deputy General Secretary condemns privatisation for Cervical Check scandal

The SIPTU Public Administration and Community Division Biennial Delegate Conference was today (Tuesday, 16th October) told that creeping health service privatisation lay at the root of the Cervical Check scandal, by the union’s Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley. Read More

SIPTU Public Admin Conference told union to take lead in developing public services

SIPTU members must take the lead in developing public services but will continue to totally oppose their outsourcing to the private sector, SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, John King, told delegates attending the SIPTU Public Administration and Community Division Conference in Cork today. Read More

Budget fails to tackle housing, health and childcare crises

Responding to the details in Budget 2019, SIPTU economist, Marie Sherlock, described it as a scattergun approach designed to get over the hump of the next election. Read More

Together We Win

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