A presentation on the case for a Yes vote and the key issues involved in the Civil Marriage Equality Referendum will be made at the meeting of the SIPTU Kildare District Council in the union’s offices, George Street, Newbridge, county Kildare, on at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12th February. Those who will address the meeting include SIPTU National Equality Committee member, David Connolly. “Equality is a core value of the trade union movement,” he said, “Winning this referendum will ensure that workers in same sex relationships will stand a better chance of being valued as equal citizens. This fight is being pursued by our union as part of the wider struggle that must be fought for all workers if we are to achieve fairness and justice in our shared society.” SIPTU LGBT Network member and union activist, Rachel Mathews McKay, will address the meeting on the practical steps that SIPTU members in the Kildare area can take to ensure a Yes vote is secured in the upcoming referendum. “We will be putting up posters across workplaces throughout the county. SIPTU members are being encouraged to have conversations about the referendum, and to raise the topic for discussion at local meetings. Above all we will be asking our fellow workers, friends and families to go out and vote Yes on polling day.” All SIPTU members in the Kildare area are invited to attend the event.