Press Releases 2022

Care and Community Sector campaign will escalate after successful first wave of strikes

06 July 2022

SIPTU members in the care and community sector have committed to escalating their campaign of industrial action following a successful first wave of strikes this week which saw hundreds of workers join picket lines and attend protests across the country.
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Protests in Dublin, Galway and Waterford on day-two of community sector strike tomorrow

05 July 2022

SIPTU members will hold protests in Dublin, Galway and Waterford tomorrow (Wednesday, 6th July) to mark the second day of strike action by care and community sector workers in a long running dispute in which they are seeking their first pay rise in 14 years.
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Hundreds attend public meeting on survival of RSS and Tús schemes in Castlebar

05 July 2022

More than 500 people attended a SIPTU organised public meeting on the need to protect the operation of Rural Social Scheme (RSS) and Tús projects in the Travellers Friend Hotel in Castlebar, county Mayo, last night (Monday, 4th July).
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IWA strike to go ahead tomorrow following Government failure to engage with unions

04 July 2022

SIPTU members in the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) will conduct a 24-hour work stoppage tomorrow (Tuesday, 5th July) following the refusal of the Government to discuss with their union their need for a pay rise for the first time in 14 years.
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SIPTU members in Kostal vote for industrial action to protect terms of employment

04 July 2022

SIPTU members in Kostal Ireland GmbH have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, at the company’s plants in Abbeyfeale, county Limerick and Mallow, county Cork, as part of a dispute to protect their agreed terms and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU members at Dublin airport given assurances over deployment of Defence Forces

03 July 2022

SIPTU representatives and shop stewards met with daa management on Friday, 1st July, to discuss the implications for union members following the request from transport minister, Eamon Ryan, for the Defence Forces to be put on standby at the vehicle control posts (VCP) at Dublin airport as a contingency.
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Community Sector workers in seven more counties vote to join pay dispute strike action

01 July 2022

SIPTU members employed in selected community schemes in seven additional counties have voted to join their colleagues in the Irish Wheelchair Association and numerous organisations in county Galway and county Waterford in a one-day work stoppage next week as part of a long running pay dispute.
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ICTU Film and Television Construction Group of Unions accept new National Construction Agreement

01 July 2022

The ICTU Film Construction Group of Unions (FCGU) has welcomed the introduction today (Friday, 1st July) of a new National Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Irish film and Television industry. Members of the unions involved, SIPTU, BATU, OPATSI and the Irish National Painters' and Decorators' Trade Union (INPDTG) voted by secret ballot to accept this agreement which comes in to force upon signing and will remain in place until December 31st 2025.
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Galway Rape Crisis Centre workers to strike on Wednesday to highlight failure on pay

30 June 2022

SIPTU members in the Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC) are conducting a 24-hour work stoppage on Wednesday, 6th July, to demand a first pay rise in 14 years and the restoration of pay which was removed from them during the economic crisis.
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Community sector strike escalates following government failure to engage with unions

28 June 2022

SIPTU members employed in community organisations in county Waterford and county Galway have announced a 24 hour work stoppage on Wednesday, 6th July, as part of a wider campaign by workers in the sector seeking to secure their first pay rise in 14 years.
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SIPTU members campaign for union recognition in DePuy Synthes in Cork

28 June 2022

SIPTU representatives met with workers employed by the medical devices manufacturer, DePuy Synthes, to discuss their fight for union recognition in the St Vincent’s GAA Club, Knocknaheeney, Cork, on Saturday,18th June.
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Meath Council of Trade Unions holds inaugural public meeting in Kells

27 June 2022

The Meath Council of Trade Unions held its inaugural public meeting on the topic of decent work, democracy and citizenship as part of the Hinterland Festival in Kells, county Meath, on Sunday, 26th June.
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SIPTU members in Irish Wheelchair Association across the country to strike on 5th July

26 June 2022

SIPTU members employed by the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) have voted by 97% to 3% to conduct a work stoppage on Tuesday, 5th July, at its care centres across the country in a pay dispute in which they are demanding their first wage rise for 14 years.
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Unions win strong protections for workers when Irish Water takes control of water services

24 June 2022

There will be no compulsory transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water when it becomes the single national water authority next year. This protection has been underpinned in a new ‘Framework for Future Delivery of Water Services,’ hammered out between unions representing water workers, Irish Water and local authority representatives in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
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SIPTU wins construction worker compensation for underpayment

23 June 2022

The SIPTU Workers Rights Centre has secured an adjudication award of €3500 for a member, Lazaros Saridis, in compensation for breaches of the terms of the Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the construction industry.
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SIPTU hosting ‘Pride at Work’ meeting in Liberty Hall on Saturday

23 June 2022

SIPTU is hosting a meeting to discuss LBGTQI+ community issues as they impact on the workplace and working lives in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1, on Saturday, 25th June, at 11.00 a.m. as part of the Dublin Pride festival.
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SIPTU says pay deal for childcare workers essential to ending staffing crisis

22 June 2022

SIPTU representatives have said that a good pay deal for childcare workers is the only way to deal with the worsening staffing crisis in the sector which is at the root of many of the other issues affecting services.
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SIPTU members in Bausch and Lomb to ballot on WRC pay proposals

17 June 2022

SIPTU members employed at the Bausch and Lomb manufacturing plant in Waterford will ballot on pay proposals issued by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) this evening (Friday, 17th June) following intensive negotiations involving union representatives and management.
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SIPTU member underpaid by New Ross manufacturing company receiving Covid supports

17 June 2022

A SIPTU member employed by Lake Region Medical Limited at its plant in New Ross, county Wexford, has won a case at the Labour Court for underpayment of wages while his employer was availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS).
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SIPTU members in community organisations in Galway to ballot for industrial action

17 June 2022

SIPTU members in several care and community organisations in county Galway have begun a ballot for industrial action in a long running pay dispute which could result in a 24-hour work stoppage by workers providing vital services on Wednesday 6th July.
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SIPTU members in community organisations in Waterford ballot for industrial action

16 June 2022

SIPTU members in several community organisations in county Waterford have begun a ballot for industrial action in a long running pay dispute which could result in a 24-hour work stoppage by workers providing vital services on Wednesday 6th July.
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SIPTU members in care and community organisations ballot for strike action

16 June 2022

SIPTU members in several care and community organisations, including the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) as well as numerous local social services in county Galway and county Waterford, have begun a ballot for strike action in a long running pay dispute.
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SIPTU suspends industrial action to facilitate WRC talks in Bausch and Lomb dispute

15 June 2022

SIPTU members employed by Bausch and Lomb have suspended industrial action scheduled for this weekend at the company’s plant in Waterford to facilitate talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that will begin on Friday (17th June).
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SIPTU to hold meeting on union recognition for DePuy Synthes workers on Saturday

14 June 2022

SIPTU representatives will hold a meeting for workers employed by the medical devices manufacturer, DePuy Synthes, to discuss their fight for union recognition in the St Vincent’s GAA Club, Knocknaheeney, Cork, at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday,18th June.
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SIPTU members to begin industrial action in Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford

09 June 2022

SIPTU members employed by Bausch and Lomb will begin a campaign of industrial action, in a pay dispute at the multinational company’s manufacturing plant in Waterford City, with a two-hour work stoppage commencing at 12.00 p.m. (noon) this Saturday (11th June).
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Raise the Roof meeting hears that rents rose by 10% in the last year in Meath

02 June 2022

A meeting of the housing campaign group, Raise the Roof, in the Dan Shaw Centre in Navan, yesterday (Wednesday, 1st June), heard that new research has found that asking rents for properties in county Meath have risen by 10% in the last year.
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SIPTU says inferior pay and conditions for daa workers key factor in Dublin Airport crisis

31 May 2022

SIPTU representatives highlighted the impact of inferior pay and conditions of employment for new daa staff as a key factor in the current crisis at Dublin Airport at a meeting with Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, this afternoon (Tuesday, 31st May).
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Hundreds attend Athenry meeting demanding action on RSS and Tús schemes crisis

31 May 2022

More than 400 people attended a meeting to discuss the threatened collapse of Rural Social Scheme (RSS) and Tús programmes at a public meeting attended by several local elected representatives in the Raheen Woods Hotel in Athenry, County Galway, on Monday (30th May).
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SIPTU calls for action in relation to health and safety concerns in Munster fire

20 May 2022

SIPTU members will ballot for industrial action if there is a failure to take immediate steps to resolve critical safety concerns relating to the operation of the software system of the Munster Regional Control Centre (MRCC) which controls fire service responses in the south of the country.
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EU Commission serves infringement notice on government over failure to apply EWC Directive

19 May 2022

The EU Commission has today launched an infringement notice against Ireland over the Government’s failure to properly transpose the EU Directive on European Works Councils (EWC). The notice was issued following a complaint made by SIPTU representatives, according to its EWC expert, Denis Sheridan.
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SIPTU construction worker secures €6000 in compensation for SEO breaches

19 May 2022

A construction worker has secured an award of €6000 in compensation from the Labour Court for not being provided with the correct rates of pay, pension entitlements and annual leave applicable under the Construction Sectoral Employment Order (SEO).
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SIPTU members brief Joint Oireachtas Committee on threat to community schemes

16 May 2022

SIPTU members attended a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands on Wednesday (11th May) to brief it on the growing threat to the operation of community schemes across the country.
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SIPTU LAPO backs constitutional referendum to counter threat of privatisation of water services

12 May 2022

SIPTU Local Authority Professional Officers (LAPO) has backed a campaign of industrial action in order to ensure the public ownership of water services, through a constitutional referendum, at their conference in Portlaoise, county Laois today (Thursday, 12th May).
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SIPTU says unfair dismissal case win highlights the right of workers to privacy

04 May 2022

SIPTU representatives have said that the over €12,500 awarded to a worker at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) following his unfair dismissal from Dawn Meats in Grannagh, county Waterford, highlights the right of employees to have their privacy strictly respected.
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Community sector and Section 39 health workers march for better pay and respect in Dublin

03 May 2022

Trade union members working in the community sector and for Section 39 healthcare organisations protested in Dublin city centre today (Tuesday, 3rd May) to highlight the need for better pay and respect of their roles.
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Community sector and Section 39 health workers to march for better pay and respect

29 April 2022

Trade union members working in the community sector and for Section 39 healthcare organisations from across the country are holding a major protest to highlight the need for better pay and respect of their roles in Dublin on Tuesday, 3rd May.
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SIPTU calls for renewed focus on workplace health and safety on Workers’ Memorial Day

28 April 2022

SIPTU representatives have called for a renewed focus on all aspects of health and safety in workplaces following a commemorative event in the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, to mark Workers’ Memorial Day today (Thursday, 28th April).
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Unions dismayed at Department of Social Protection handling of employment services

20 April 2022

SIPTU and Fórsa members employed in local employment services (LES) and Job Clubs are losing confidence in the ability of the Department of Social Protection to manage these vital social services following a further change in the contracts for their provision.
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SIPTU secures €10,000 award for lecturer for Working Time Act breach

19 April 2022

The SIPTU Workers’ Rights Centre has secured a €10,000 award at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) under the Organisation of Working Time Act in a case where a member, employed by the Independent College Dublin (ICD), was found to, in effect, be funding her own annual leave.
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SIPTU member awarded €15,000 at Workplace Relations Commission in case against UCD

14 April 2022

SIPTU Workers Rights Centre (WRC) has won a €15,000 award at the Workplace Relations Commission for a union member employed at University College Dublin (UCD) after she was denied her entitlements under the Fixed Term Workers Act.
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SIPTU defers industrial action at Lisk Ireland following offer on pay and conditions

13 April 2022

SIPTU representatives decided on Wednesday, 13th April, to defer industrial action at LISK Ireland in Gort, Co. Galway, which was scheduled for Thursday 14th April.
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SIPTU to seek greater pay increases across private sector to offset inflation

11 April 2022

SIPTU members across the private sector will seek pay increases to match the rising costs of living and will re-negotiate existing pay deals which fall short of inflation.
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Unions say artists basic income scheme a positive development but more clarity needed

05 April 2022

Unions representing performance workers, SIPTU, Irish Equity and the MUI, have welcomed the announcement today (Tuesday, 5th April) of a Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme which will provide a security of income for three years for up to 2,000 participants.
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SIPTU members in LISK Ireland Ltd in Galway begin industrial action

04 April 2022

SIPTU members employed in LISK Ireland Ltd commenced a campaign of industrial action at its manufacturing plant in Gort, county Galway, this morning (Monday, 4th April) with a work stoppage that began at 8.00 a.m. and will conclude at 12 midnight.
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SIPTU members to take industrial action at LISK Ireland Ltd on 4th April

31 March 2022

SIPTU members employed in LISK Ireland Ltd will commence industrial action at its manufacturing plant in Gort, county Galway at 8.00 a.m. on Monday, 4th April, in a dispute resulting from the failure of the company to engage with union representatives on a number of issues of concern to workers.
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SIPTU elects new Honorary President and Vice President at conference in Sligo

30 March 2022

SIPTU delegates have elected a new Honorary President, Mary O’Sullivan, and Honorary Vice President, John Montgomery, at the union’s Biennial Delegate Conference in Sligo today (Wednesday, 30th March).
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ICTU President highlights need for collective bargaining rights at SIPTU conference

30 March 2022

ICTU President, Kevin Callinan, called for a focus on securing collective bargaining rights for workers in Ireland and protecting living standards in the face of a record high inflation rate, at the SIPTU Biennial Delegate Conference in Sligo, today (Wednesday, 30th March).
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Irish Equity backs call for collective bargaining legislation at SIPTU conference

30 March 2022

Irish Equity has expressed its support for motions passed at the SIPTU Biennial Delegate Conference in Sligo which call for legislation to secure collective bargaining rights for workers in Ireland in line with those available in the rest of the EU.
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SIPTU to seek private sector pay rises in line with inflation

29 March 2022

SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Gerry McCormack, said his union members will make “no apology” for seeking pay rises which ensure workers and their families standard of living is not eroded by a record high inflation rate which he warned could reach 8.5%.
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President Michael D Higgins tells SIPTU conference that unions to lead workplace and social change

29 March 2022

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has called on trade unions to lead workplace and social change in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in a speech to the SIPTU Biennial Delegate Conference today (Tuesday, 29th March).
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SIPTU conference told community workers to begin protest campaign on 11th April

29 March 2022

SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, John King, has told the union’s Biennial Delegate Conference that members within the community sector will begin a national campaign of protest, industrial and strike action aimed at ending “the neglect of this sector by the state”.
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SIPTU General Secretary says union will pursue wage increases which offset inflation

28 March 2022

SIPTU General Secretary, Joe Cunningham, has told his union’s Biennial Delegate Conference that it will pursue wage increases which offset the impact on workers of an inflation rate which is expected to reach heights not seen since the 1980s.
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SIPTU conference recognises work of Frontline Heroes during pandemic

28 March 2022

Delegates at the SIPTU Biennial Delegate Conference in Sligo recognised the work of union members across the public service and private sector during the Covid-19 pandemic with a parade, short film and motion of appreciation for the SIPTU Frontline Heroes.
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SIPTU conference calls for collective approach to overcoming gender pay gap

28 March 2022

SIPTU members will use collective bargaining to close the gender pay gap according to a motion passed unanimously at the union’s Biennial Delegate Conference in Sligo today (Monday, 28th March).
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SIPTU warns Fine Gael that pension age rise will be signing its ‘political death warrant’

28 March 2022

SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley, has warned the Fine Geal party that it will be signing its “political death warrant” if it attempts to press ahead with raising the age of entitlement to the state pension to 67 years.
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SIPTU calls on Taoiseach to maintain local employment services in light of Ukraine refugee crisis

24 March 2022

SIPTU representatives have written to the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, and the Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, to request that the jobs of workers in Local Employment Services and Job Clubs be secured, not least because of the Ukrainian refugee crisis
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SIPTU and Irish Red Cross to inform Ukrainian refugees on employment rights

24 March 2022

The National Executive Council (NEC) of SIPTU has condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has committed to co-operate with the Irish Red Cross (IRC) in assisting refugees from the war on their employment rights.
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SIPTU rally in support of sacked P&O Ferries workers on Saturday in Dublin Port

24 March 2022

SIPTU members will demonstrate their support for the 800 P&O Ferries workers, who were sacked without notice last week, with a protest outside the transport company’s offices at Terminal 3 North Quay Extension, Dublin Port, at 12 noon on Saturday, 26th March.
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SIPTU calls for action on pay rates and working conditions for Oireachtas support staff

22 March 2022

SIPTU representatives have called on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, to respond positively to calls from its members working as Oireachtas support staff for improvements to their pay and conditions of employment.
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SIPTU secures payments for workers made redundant by Roadbridge receivership

16 March 2022

SIPTU representatives have secured financial supports from the Department of Social Protection for members made redundant after the civil engineering and construction firm, Roadbridge, was placed in receivership.
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Irish Equity and Equity UK join forces to call for equal treatment of Ireland-based performers

15 March 2022

Members of Irish Equity and Equity (UK) have joined forces to call for equal treatment for performers working on international co-productions in Ireland. Currently, international production companies are applying lesser terms and conditions to Ireland-based performers.
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SIPTU says workers earnings must benefit from increased funding to childcare sector

14 March 2022

SIPTU representatives have said increases in government funding for the childcare sector must result in increased pay for workers in order to halt the growing exodus of qualified staff from services.
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SIPTU members call on government and Dublin Port to prevent landing of ship with Russian oil

11 March 2022

SIPTU representatives have urged transport minister, Eamon Ryan, and the chief executive of Dublin Port, Eamonn O’ Reilly, to turn away the oil tanker, the STI Clapham which is carrying a cargo of oil from Russia and is due to arrive at the port tomorrow night.
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SIPTU members seek review of Public Service Agreement over rise in living costs

11 March 2022

SIPTU members want the review clause of the Public Service Agreement, Building Momentum, invoked due to the spike in the rate of inflation and the associated rise in the cost of living, according to SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, John King.
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SIPTU welcomes government commitment to implement Gender Pay Gap legislation

08 March 2022

SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley has welcomed the commitment today (Tuesday 8th March) from the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman, that regulations relating to the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 will be published in the coming weeks.
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SIPTU members win significant Labour Court case over unpaid wages

04 March 2022

SIPTU members have won a significant Labour Court case where it was found that a major manufacturing company based in county Limerick made unlawful deductions from their pay when it temporarily reduced their hours of work in 2019.
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SIPTU meets junior finance minister to discuss credit unions staff pension scheme

02 March 2022

SIPTU representatives met with Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, yesterday (Tuesday, 1st March), to discuss the concerns of members in relation to a proposal by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) relating to their Defined Benefit Pension Scheme.
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SIPTU ground staff members in Aer Lingus reject Labour Court recommendation

02 March 2022

SIPTU members employed in Aer Lingus ground operations at Dublin airport have voted by 85% to reject a Labour Court Recommendation which granted the company a pay freeze until December 2024 and a permanent 10% pay cut to Roster Duty Allowances (RDAs). The Labour Court recommendation followed the rejection of a Covid-19 recovery document put to our members by the company in September 2021 to reduce costs and change work practices in order to offset the airline losses incurred due to the pandemic.
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SIPTU secures €28,000 award for equality breaches for member forced to retire

16 February 2022

The SIPTU Workers Rights Centre (WRC) has secured a payment of €28,000 for breaches of employment equality legislation in the case of a member who was forced to retire from her work in a major sports club in north county Dublin.
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SIPTU members in FAI raise concerns regarding strategy and working practices

18 February 2022

SIPTU members employed by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have written to senior management to express their concerns regarding strategy and work practices at the sporting organisation.
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SIPTU says public service workers will need pay increases to offset rising living costs

13 February 2022

SIPTU representatives have said that the level of pay increases necessary to compensate for rising living costs will be a key topic of discussion at upcoming Annual General Meetings of union members in the public service.
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Unions and management agree plan to resolve staffing crisis in Dublin Fire Brigade

11 February 2022

SIPTU representatives have welcomed an agreement with the management of Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) which establishes a plan to resolve the long running issues concerning staffing levels within the emergency service.
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SIPTU says pay and conditions for workers key to reviving our hospitality industry

10 February 2022

SIPTU representatives have said that the prevalence of low pay and poor working conditions in the hospitality industry is the major cause of workers leaving the sector which is resulting in current workforce shortages.
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SIPTU re-evaluate pay rise campaign to take account of sharp cost of living increases

08 February 2022

The SIPTU campaign for pay rises for its members employed across the private sector is being re-evaluated due to the sharp increase in the cost of living which is particularly impacting on lower paid workers.
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SIPTU calls for radical overhaul of domestic waste collection services

07 February 2022

SIPTU representatives have called for a radical overhaul of domestic waste collection which would end the duplication of services and dramatically cut back on illegal dumping which is costing nearly €1 million a year in Dublin alone to collect.
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Irish Equity condemns racist abuse of Lion King performers and crew

02 February 2022

The executive and members of Irish Equity have expressed their sadness and disappointment that cast and crew of the ‘Lion King’ were subjected to racist abuse in Dublin.
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SIPTU welcomes Oireachtas committee recommendation that state pension age remain at 66

02 February 2022

SIPTU representatives have welcomed the recommendation by the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection that the state pension age should remain at 66 years and to ban the mandatory retirement of workers at 65.
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Wage rises from today for construction workers as part of SEO for industry

01 February 2022

Increased basic wage rates for construction workers came into force today (Tuesday, 1st February) as part of a new Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the industry.
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SIPTU seeks meeting with ILCU concerning pension scheme reports

31 January 2022

SIPTU has written to the CEO of the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) seeking clarification on media reports concerning a plan to close a defined benefit pension scheme for credit union staff.
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SIPTU to meet B. Braun Hospicare Ltd concerning threatened plant closure

31 January 2022

SIPTU representatives will meet with the management of B. Braun Hospicare Ltd on Thursday, 10th February, to discuss its announcement that it intends to close its manufacturing facility in Collooney, county Sligo.
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SIPTU calls for meeting with ILCU management over pension scheme concerns

28 January 2022

SIPTU representatives have called for an urgent meeting with the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) concerning media reports of a €78 million deficit in its Defined Benefit Pension (ROI) scheme.
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SIPTU member secures €80,000 pay out for unfair dismissal from logistics company

27 January 2022

A SIPTU member secured a judgement for €80,930.77 compensation at the Workplace Relations Commission following his unfair dismissal by a logistics company in March 2019.
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SIPTU calls for a halt to sell-off of community based employment services

24 January 2022

SIPTU members have expressed concern and anger at news reports that the US headquartered corporate contract company, Maximus, has established an operation in Ireland with the expressed interest in taking over Local Employment Services currently provided successfully by community based enterprises.
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SIPTU cleaners employed by private contractors welcome reward commitment

21 January 2022

SIPTU members employed as cleaners by private contractors in public hospitals have welcomed the commitment by Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to reward their work on the frontline against Covid-19.
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SIPTU members call for urgent recommencement of Security ERO process

21 January 2022

SIPTU members have called for the urgent recommencement of the process to establish an Employment Regulation Order (ERO) for the security industry, a sector in which most workers have not received a pay rise in nearly three years.
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TUF supports South Dublin County councillors call for compliance inspections on sites

20 January 2022

Trade Union Federation (TUF) representatives met with South Dublin County councillors today (Thursday, 20th January) to discuss the implementation of an inspection regime for all construction sites operated on behalf of South Dublin County Council (SDCC) to ensure full compliance with employment agreements.
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SIPTU and Fórsa seek meeting with Taoiseach on LES and Job Clubs dispute

18 January 2022

SIPTU and Fórsa have written today (Tuesday, 18th January) to the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, seeking a meeting with him to discuss the long running dispute over the future provision of Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs.
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SIPTU supports law to ensure monies paid as service charges go to workers

30 June 2022

The SIPTU Hospitality Sector Committee has welcomed changes to the Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Bill 2022, which will ban the display of service charges on bills unless the payment is going directly to staff, which were passed in the Seanad Éireann yesterday (Wednesday, 29th June).
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Covid test centre swabbers condemn failure to honour review of pay rates

22 June 2022

SIPTU members employed as Covid test centre swabbers are calling on the Minister for Health, Simon Donnelly, to directly intervene to resolve their dispute with the HSE and the Department of Health concerning a review of pay rates for these essential workers.
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Irish Equity seeks parity of treatment with UK/NI colleagues on ROI film productions

11 April 2022

Members of Irish Equity have approved the use of UK Equity collectively bargained agreements on international film co-productions shooting in Ireland. These agreements allow for its members to be engaged on terms and conditions equal to, and not less than, their colleagues in the UK and Northern Ireland.
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SIPTU wins award for unfairly dismissed Galway hospitality worker

17 February 2022

The SIPTU Workers Rights Centre (WRC) secured an award for a hospitality worker who was dismissed from her job at a busy bar and restaurant in county Galway after she requested time off over the Christmas period.
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SIPTU condemns attempt by Tesco Ireland to outsource security staff roles

14 February 2022

SIPTU representatives have condemned an attempt by the management of Tesco Ireland to outsource almost 100 security worker roles at the supermarket chain and have called on the company to engage in negotiations concerning any proposed changes.
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SIPTU says recommendation to restore working time is good for the public service

10 January 2022

SIPTU supports a recommendation by the independent body set up to examine additional working hours for public servants that working time in the civil and public service is restored to pre-austerity levels from 1st July 2022.
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SIPTU demands Department of Social Protection attend WRC talks on LES and Job Clubs dispute

07 January 2022

SIPTU representatives have called on Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, to reverse a decision that Department of Social Protection officials will not attend proposed talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) concerning the Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs dispute.
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