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Congress Disability Seminar 2014, Derry 9 Oct 2014

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Over 50 delegates are gathering in Derry (9/10 Oct) for our annual seminar on disability issues for trade unions. The theme for 2014 is the contribution that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities UNCRPD can make to the lives of people on the island of ...

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Launch of Polish Network 26 Sep 2014

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Today, 26 September, 2014, marked the launch of the trade union Polish Network in Ireland. Official website here Minister of State for Equality, New Communities and Culture, Aodhan O Riordain, launched the network and wished it well, looking forward to working with us into the future. Mr Piotr Rakowski, Charges ...

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Family Leaves Seminar 25 September 24 Sep 2014

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Ireland lagging behind Europe on Family Leave, says international expert Dublin Wed 24th Sept – Ireland is lagging behind Europe on Family Leave and compares poorly to other European countries on issues such as maternity leave, paternity leave and work life balance policies. That’s according to an international expert who ...

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Breast Cancer Guidelines launched 24 Sep 2014

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Tanaiste Joan Burton today launched our new Guidelines "Policies to assist workers with breast cancer and other illnesses" at the INMO

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Casualisation of Work and cutbacks have disporportionately impaced on Women 17 Sep 2014

The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said that next month's budgets is an opportunity to create a more equal society for men and women. The NWCI's pre-budget submission says that the casualisation of work – the move to zero-hour contracts and more part-time work – has disproportionately affected ...

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Revision of Maternity Leave Directive 14 Jul 2014

Congress and the National Women's Council have jointly written to all of our MEPs urging them to support the revision of the proposed Maternity Leave or Pregnant Workers Directive.  The Commission is considering withdrawing the proposal to strengthen maternity leave and rights of women who have recently given birth and/or ...

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Government ratifies ILO Convention on Domestic Worker's Rights 9 Jul 2014

Minister Richard Bruton today (9 July 2014)  announced the ratification of ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Worker.  Congress has warmly welcomed the development as “a major advance for domestic workers and their right to decent work.” The National Employment Rights Authority also launched an information leaflet on employment ...

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Liberty Hall lights up for Dublin Pride 23 Jun 2014

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In a demonstration of solidarity with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and to celebrate Dublin’s Pride Festival, SIPTU have illuminated the rooftop of Liberty Hall in rainbow coloured lights. More here

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Stand Up against Homophobia and Transphobia at Work Launch 16 May 2014

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  Today, Friday, 16th May, BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have come together to launch a campaign to combat the homophobia and transphobia that LGBT young people face in the workplace. Non-discrimination is a ...

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New DACT Newsletter 8 May 2014

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Read an update of the Congress Training Options Programme - opportunities foir people in receipt of disability/illness welfare payments - here

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Unchosen Roadshow: Human Trafficking Short Film Competition 30 Apr 2014

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Congress Women's Committee is pleased to announce an upcoming event hosted with partners Ruhama on the 14th of May, from 6pm till 8pm, at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin. The “Unchosen Roadshow: Human Trafficking Short Film Competition” will showcase 3 short films on human trafficking.  Admission is free but registration is ...

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All Workers deserve a secure Retirement - Video 30 Apr 2014

New Video from SIPTU Retired Workers section

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Women Organising for Decent Work 6 Mar 2014

200 trade union delegates from across the island have gathered in Wexford for the biennial Congress Women's Conference.  The delegates will debate 21 motions and hear from a number of guest speakers over the 2 days - 6/7th March. Full details and report to conference available here Congress President, John ...

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Unions Call for Early Referendum Commission to inform Same Sex Marriage debate 27 Feb 2014

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Congress attended a roundtable to mark the launch of SIPTU's LGBTQ network in Liberty Hall yesterday (26 Feb).  Attended by trade unions and a number of NGO's the meeting agreed on a call (proposed by NUJ Irish Secretary and Congress Executive Council member) Seamus Dooley, for an early referendum Commission ...

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PSEU Anti Racism Publication 25 Feb 2014

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The Public Services Executive Union have just published a pamphlet: "Lets root out Racism", available here

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