SIPTU members, working in Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs, have today (Friday, 30th July) announced a series of strike actions across the country. SIPTU Public Administration and Community Division Organiser, Adrian Kane, said: “The National SIPTU LES and Job Clubs committees met today to agree the next steps in our campaign to halt the privatisation of local employment services. It was agreed that nationwide industrial action will commence on Monday, 6th September, followed by another one-day stoppage on Monday, 13th September.” More than 50 employments have been identified across the country which will now be balloted over the month of August. The intention on 6th September is for pickets to be placed at employment locations. In addition, protests will take place outside the constituency offices of the TDs of the government parties. The intention is to also hold a protest outside the Department of Social Protection in Dublin on 6th September.  He added: “Our members have received huge support from the public and from the people who use the services. Our members will continue to escalate their actions unless Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, stops this proposed destruction of the employment schemes. An online petition has also been launched by SIPTU members calling on the Minister to halt the tendering process and to establish a stakeholder forum to discuss alternatives.”   List of locations  *Subject to change Arklow Job Club Ballinasloe Job Club Canal LES Network Job Club   Drogheda Job Club   Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership    Bray Partnership   Carlow County Development Partnership Ltd   Castlecomer C.E.S   Cavan County Local Development   Clare Haven Services Ltd   Clare Local Development  Co. Clare Local Development  Co. RSS/TÚS   Co. Wicklow Community Partnership   Cork City Partnership Ltd   County Kilkenny Leader Partnership   County Wexford Partnership   Donegal Local Development   Dublin South City Partnership   Empower – Dublin   Empower – Blanchardstown   Galway City Partnership   Galway Rural Development  Laois Partnership  Louth Leader  Mayo North East Leader Partnership Company   Meath Partnership   Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd   North & East Kerry Development Company  Northside Partnership   Offaly Local Dev Company   Paul Partnership  Roscommon Leader Partnership    South Dublin County Partnership   South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd   South Tipperary Development Company   Southside Partnership  Southwest Inner City Network Waterford Area Partnership   Waterford Leader Partnership   West Cork Development Partnership   Wexford Area Partnership  Wexford Local Development  CPLN Local Employment Service  Galway City Partnership  LES Longford Local Enterprise Office  Louth Leader Partnership  Local Employment Services  Northside Partnership  LES St.Andrews Resource Centre (LES)  Tralee Local Employment Service  Inner City Renewal Group