Members of the SIPTU Cavan/Monaghan District Committee met Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys and Sean Conlan TD, to present them with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) budget proposals that are aimed at boosting growth in our economy and creating jobs. Local shop stewards and activists representing workers in the Health, Education, Manufacturing, Public Administration and Community Sectors presented the budget proposals and discussed their importance with the Minister and TD. Cavan/ Monaghan District Committee Member, Sean Sheridan, said: “We were very pleased with the level of engagement with the two politicians that attended. They said they would consider the ICTU proposals in detail and discuss them with their party colleagues”. SIPTU activist, Seamus Kelly, said: “The ICTU proposals present an alternative strategy for budget 2015, that is focused on jobs, growth and homes”. ICTU recommends a net adjustment of €800 million in budget 2015 implemented by reforms to tax expenditure, capital acquisitions tax and a new net wealth tax.