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Cross party support for Dail motion on workers' rights

We need a worker centered recovery. The pandemic has exposed the inequality at the heart of Ireland’s economy; many essential workers on are low pay, precarious contracts.


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.

Irish Equity concerned at remarks by Minister for Social Protection about artists

Irish Equity members have welcomed the clarification by the Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, Heather Humphreys, on her earlier comments made last weekend regarding the future expectations of work within the Arts in Ireland. Read More

SIPTU general secretary expresses sincere condolences on death of ‘extraordinary’ John Hume

SIPTU General Secretary, Joe Cunningham, has offered his sincere condolences to the wife and family of John Hume who did so much to promote civil rights, justice and peace during his extraordinary life-time. Read More

SIPTU members express anger and hurt at “lazy” comments by Marc McSharry TD

SIPTU members have reacted with anger, disappointment and hurt at the comments made by Fianna Fáil TD, Marc MacSharry who has accused public servants of laziness during the Covid-19 crisis. Read More

SIPTU construction sector national ballot

"Unfortunately, we as construction workers have been left with no option but to prepare for a national ballot up to and including strike action."


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.


A SIPTU survey of workers in the childcare sector, has indicated that many have suffered significant pay cuts since returning to work last month following the closure of services due to the Covid-19 crisis. Read the results



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Address to the Oireachtas Committee on Aviation

Neil McGowan, SIPTU Aviation Sector Organiser addressing the Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19 Response today (Friday, 24th July)

SIPTU members on the #Covid19 frontline

Essential workers stood by us during our time of crisis. Now it's time that we stand up for them.

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.

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.


Stop67 - SIPTU campaign to stop the pension age increase