Ireland’s first ever Trade Union week took place on the week commencing 29th April. It saw thousands of trade unionists across the island taking part in events and activities over the subsequent seven days.

The initiative was part of an Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) campaign to promote trade union membership. SIPTU’s Health Division actively participated in the events.

Organisers joined colleagues in Fórsa and the INMO in setting up stalls in several workplaces across the country including hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings. Organisers around the country used it as an opportunity to talk to workers about the value of joining SIPTU.

Picture: SIPTU Organisers Natasha Linehan Treacy and Sharon Cregan at Trade Union Week in the Mercy Hospital Cork with Fórsa and INMO colleagues.

Picture: SIPTU Member Colm Flaherty wins a Trade Union Week hamper in a raffle in Galway University Hospital with SIPTU Organiser Irene Tiernan.

Picture: SIPTU Shop Stewards Rhonda Flynn and Mags Wheatry a Trade Union Week in St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny