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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

Lib Hall Pride
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

Publication cover - Make Ireland a Traffick Free Zone event
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

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

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Launch of Training Options Programme 18 Feb 2014

DB Sylvia and Joan Burton at launch
Congress General Secretary David Begg called for a national policy of "inclusive job creation" to address the devastating effects of the recession on communities across the country, during 27 January launch of the Training Options programme, which provides training and skills upgrades to people with disabilities to improve their prospects ...

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January 2014 and December 2013 Equality Tribunal Decisions 20 Jan 2014

The Equality Tribunal has published 46 decisions for December 2013. They are available on the Workplace Relations website here January decisions here

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Survey on Domestic Violence and the Workplace 20 Jan 2014

Congress, with the TUC, STUC and WTUC, have launched an online survey on people's experience of domestic violence and its impact in the workplace.  You can fill in the survey in a couple of minutes here and please circulate through your networks.  The closing date for the survey is 14 ...

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Congress supports the 16 Days of Action Campaign to end Violence against Women 25 Nov 2013

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Congress today (25 November - UN Day for the elimination of violence against Women) expressed ita active support for the 16 Days against Violence Against Women Campaign. Last week our Executive Council took the decision to play an active role in the campaign.  Among the initiatves taken were the launch of ...

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Submission on Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act 14 Nov 2013

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The Equality Authority has invited submissions from interested parties as part of a consultation process in relation to a proposed amendment to s37 of the Employment Equality Acts 1998 – 2011.  The Programme for Government states: “People of non-faith  or  minority  religious backgrounds and publicly identified LGBT people  should  not  be  ...

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