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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 calls on Government to defend NI Backstop at all costs

The comprehensive defeat for Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons on Tuesday (15thJanuary) highlights the urgency for the Government to step up engagement with trade unions in planning for a no-deal scenario, according to SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Gerry McCormack. Read More

SIPTU meets HSE on nurses pay

SIPTU nursing representatives met with the HSE today on the measures required to advance the pay and conditions of employment of our nursing and midwifery members, having regard to the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA). Read More

DFB Ambulance Service marks 120th Anniversary with call to safeguard its operation

SIPTU members in the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) Emergency Medical Service are marking the 120th Anniversary of the start of the service today (Saturday, 5th January) with a call for the safeguarding of its future operation. Read More

SIPTU calls for greater protections for precarious workers

SIPTU delegates attending the Manufacturing Division Biennial Delegate Conference in Castlebar, County Mayo last week voted unanimously voted in favour of a motion calling for greater protections for precarious workers against harassment and bullying.

Services Conference wrap up with TUC Policy Officer Sarah Collins

The SIPTU Services Division Biennial Delegate Conference was attended by over 170 delegates from across the service industries including cleaning, security, sport, retail, the arts and finance.

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Pay Justice for Section 39 workers campaign. The story so far.

In October 2017, SIPTU launched a campaign to win pay justice for Section 39 workers.

SIPTU porters in Limerick Hospital take a stand

On Thursday, 8th November, SIPTU members working as porters at University Hospital Limerick held the first of many planned four-hour stoppages over the refusal of management to engage with their union and address the workers' concerns.