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Collective agreement will ensure good jobs for George Best Hotel workers

SIPTU representatives signed an agreement on Thursday, 20th December with Signature Living, the management company of the soon to be opened George Best Hotel in Donegall Square, Belfast, ensuring its workers will have their collective bargaining rights recognised, will not be employed on zero hour contracts and will be paid a living wage.

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SIPTU seek urgent meeting with GSK management over proposed sale of Cork plant

SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with the senior management ofGSK following an announcement today (Thursday, 16thMay) that themulti-national pharmaceutical company has sold its manufacturing plant in Ringaskiddy, county Cork, to Thermo Fisher Scientific. Read More

SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Minister for Sport concerning FAI finances

SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, to discuss the threat to jobs in the FAI due to the precarious financial situation of the organisation. Read More

One Galway calls for transparency and fairness on workers' tips over the Festive

Ron Oswald, the Global Coordinator for the Coca Cola Workers Worldwide “Zero Rights” campaign was in Ireland at the beginning of December to highlight breaches of human rights in the company across the world.

Coca Cola Workers Worldwide Zero Rights campaign

Ron Oswald, the Global Coordinator for the Coca Cola Workers Worldwide “Zero Rights” campaign was in Ireland at the beginning of December to highlight breaches of human rights in the company across the world. 

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Review of Roles and Responsibilities for Ambulance Service secured

SIPTU Ambulance Sector representatives have confirmed that agreement has been secured on the conduct of an independent review of the role and responsibilities of ambulance professionals as part of the Public Service Stability Agreement.