The SIPTU Mayo District Council will launch its new Welcome Centre and host a presentation event for long-serving union activists at the SIPTU offices on Moneen Road, Castlebar on Thursday, 28th March, at 6.30 p.m. Among those who will address the event are Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council and SIPTU Shop Steward, Cllr Blackie Gavin, Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District and retired SIPTU Official, Cllr Michael Kilcoyne and SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley. SIPTU Mayo District Council Co-ordinator, Pat Flannery said: “The new SIPTU Welcome Centre in Castlebar will be open to SIPTU members and the general public. Workers can call in for advice Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. or contact the centre on 094 902 1382.” SIPTU Workers Right Centre Advocate, Martina Weir, said: “People who call into the Welcome Centre will be assisted with advice in a private and confidential manner. Furthermore, we will provide them with representation if they wish to avail of the expertise and knowledge of the SIPTU Workers Right Centre concerning any workplace issues.” SIPTU Mayo District Council vice-chair, Mary Golden, said: “It is important that workers know there is a centre able to advise them on their rights and legal entitlements in strict confidence. The evening also provide the SIPTU Mayo District Council an opportunity to recognise the work and commitment of SIPTU activists and members at the presentation event.”