SIPTU is the Union of Care Workers. Our members deliver care to tens of thousands of people, families and communities across Ireland. 

SIPTU believes in a care system which is treated as a public service, one which is delivered within a publicly-accountable framework and one which focuses on providing service, quality, and professionalism — not the pursuit of profit.

In this video, SIPTU Deputy General Secretary Ethel Buckley explains the Union’s position on the upcoming care and family referendums. 

This video is longer than our usual videos because it explains the Union’s work on the care referendum and why our National Executive Council took the decision to make a recommendation to members but to not get actively involved in the campaign.”