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Today β€” December 10th 2018SIPTU

Brexit impasse puts workers in Ireland at risk

The decision by Theresa May to postpone today’s planned vote on the Brexit deal negotiated between London and Brussels puts workers in Ireland at risk regarding the potential effect on jobs and workers’ rights according to SIPTU, Deputy General Secretary, Gerry McCormack.
  • December 10th 2018 at 17:15
Before yesterdaySIPTU

SIPTU representatives acknowledge Aer Lingus apology

SIPTU representatives have today (Friday, 7th December) acknowledged an apology made by Aer Lingus senior management for the β€œhurt and upset” caused by a recent newspaper article concerning its claimed loss of millions of euros worth of stock at the company.
  • December 7th 2018 at 15:47

SIPTU members vote overwhelmingly in favour of Section 39 pay proposals

SIPTU members working in Section 39 organisations have voted overwhelmingly to accept the terms of Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals aimed at resolving pay injustice in the sector. The result of the national ballot, confirming 90% of votes cast were in support of the proposals, was announced today (Tuesday, 4th December) in Liberty Hall, Dublin.
  • December 4th 2018 at 15:46

SIPTU members in Aer Lingus outraged at media report

β€œSIPTU members and workplace representatives in Aer Lingus are extremely concerned about the front page report in the Sunday Independent newspaper which suggests that senior management at the company believes that β€œstaff (are) stealing many millions”.
  • December 2nd 2018 at 21:23

SIPTU says POBAL report reveals crisis of low pay and high fees in childcare sector

The SIPTU Big Start Campaign has said that the β€˜Early Years Sector Profile Report’ by the State funding agency POBAL, which was published today (Thursday, 29th November), has revealed the negative impact that low pay for workers and high fees for parents has on the childcare sector
  • November 29th 2018 at 13:57

SIPTU Conference hears call for consideration of levy to fund transport police unit

A levy on transport companies should be considered in order to fund a dedicated police unit to deal with increasing incidents of anti-social behaviour on our bus and rail networks, the SIPTU Transport, Energy, Aviation and Construction (TEAC) Division Biennial Delegate Conference was told today (Saturday, 24th November) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
  • November 26th 2018 at 14:52

SIPTU supports extra runway but opposes new terminal for Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport needs a new northern runway but not a new terminal building, until 2030 at the earliest, the SIPTU Transport, Energy, Aviation and Construction (TEAC) Division Biennial Delegate Conference was told today (Friday, 23rd November) in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
  • November 23rd 2018 at 17:42

SIPTU Health Care Support Assistants in Cork and Kerry vote for industrial action

SIPTU Health Care Support Assistants (HCSA) in counties Cork and Kerry have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action in a dispute concerning the failure of the HSE to implement the conditions of new contracts, in a ballot counted today (Wednesday, 21st November).
  • November 21st 2018 at 19:32

SIPTU gives cautious welcome to government decision on water referendum

Adrian Kane, SIPTU Public Administration Division Organiser, has given a cautious welcome to the cabinet decision yesterday to consult with the Attorney General for a referendum on the public ownership of water services. He said that it would be important that the wording of any referendum proposal would encompass the public control, ownership, management and supply of water.
  • November 21st 2018 at 14:10

Government childcare strategy must deliver on affordability and workers’ pay

A SIPTU representative has said that a commitment by the Government, made in a report launched today (Monday, 19th November), to develop a β€œradical new funding model” for childcare is of little value unless it effectively deals with the issues of quality, affordability and pay within the sector.
  • November 19th 2018 at 15:57

SIPTU representatives call on Coca-Cola management to accept Labour Court recommendation

SIPTU representatives have today (Friday, 16th November) called on management in the Coca-Cola plant in Ballina, county Mayo, to fully implement a Labour Court recommendation recognising the right of the workers in the plant to collective trade union representation.
  • November 16th 2018 at 10:06

SIPTU calls for better protections and protocols for dock workers

SIPTU representatives have today (Thursday, 15th November) called for better protections and safety protocols for all dock and port workers following the tragic death yesterday (Wednesday, 14th November) of seafarer, Dennis Gomez Regana, from the Philippines, on Southbank Quay in Dublin city.
  • November 15th 2018 at 12:27

SIPTU Firefighters respond to recent criticism of the service

SIPTU and its members in Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have today (Wednesday, 14th November) responded to recent criticisms relating to the performance of the service.
  • November 14th 2018 at 17:24

SIPTU representatives hopeful that porter dispute in Limerick Hospital can be resolved

SIPTU representatives have today (Wednesday, 14th November) said that talks are underway with management at University Limerick Hospital in an effort to resolve a dispute in the portering department.
  • November 14th 2018 at 15:47

SIPTU representatives welcome plans for 100 new jobs in Bausch and Lomb

SIPTU representatives have welcomed an announcement today (Tuesday, 13th November) from Bausch and Lomb of significant investment and the expansion to its Waterford facility with 100 additional jobs set to be created.
  • November 13th 2018 at 16:24

SIPTU gives cautious welcome to Gender Action Plan for Higher Education

SIPTU divisional organiser, Adrian Kane, has given a cautious welcome to the recommendations contained in the Gender Action Plan 2018-2020. Under the plan, up to 30 women-only professorships will be created in third level institutions over the next three years, among other proposals.
  • November 12th 2018 at 14:18

Event in Liberty Hall hears call for unity in fight against racism and discrimination

SIPTU is focused on uniting workers in the fight against racism and discrimination, the union’s Deputy General Secretary, Ethel Buckley, told a very well attended We Shall Overcome event, marking the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland civil rights movement, in Liberty Hall, today (Saturday, 10th November).
  • November 10th 2018 at 16:56

SIPTU Conference supports Big Start Campaign for affordable and high quality childcare

Delegates at the SIPTU Manufacturing Division Biennial Delegate Conference being held in Castlebar, County Mayo, have today (Thursday, 8th November) voted to endorse a motion calling on the National Executive Council of SIPTU to campaign for affordable childcare.
  • November 8th 2018 at 18:00

SIPTU Conference hears call for new fund to assist workers impacted by Brexit

A Brexit Adjustment Assistance Fund to support workers most at risk from the impact of the UK leaving the EU must be established, ICTU General Secretary, Patricia King, told the SIPTU Manufacturing Division Biennial Delegate Conference in Castlebar, County Mayo, today (Thursday, 8th November).
  • November 8th 2018 at 17:14

SIPTU calls on Respond Housing Association to attend WRC to discuss redundancies

SIPTU representatives have called on the management of the Respond Housing Association to attend a meeting of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to discuss proposed redundancies at the company.
  • August 13th 2018 at 12:16