Archive for 2018

10th Global Solidarity Summer School

Posted on July 23, 2018

David Joyce: International Development Officer
David Joyce: International Development Officer

Building our Power – Organising for Global Solidarity

10th Annual Global Solidarity Summer School

Congress looks forward to welcoming everyone to Derry for our 10th annual Global Solidarity Summer School – Building our Power – Organising for Global Solidarity

Over 80 trade union delegates from right across the island, North and South will gather to discuss the movement’s global solidarity work and to hear from a range of national and international speakers.  Kevin Callinan, Congress Vice President, will welcome people to Derry and give the Opening Address.

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Address by Michael D.Higgins, President of Ireland - At the World of Work Summit held at the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference

Posted on June 14, 2018

Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland
Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland

'The International Labour Orgainsation - its noble origins, its new challenges, and its potential global role as catalyst'

Address by Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland - At the World of Work Summit held at the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference Geneva, Switerland

7th June, 2018

Please see the version of the speech given by President Higgins here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Workers' Rights in Ireland under Scrutiny at International Labour Forum

Posted on May 25, 2018

ILO Logo - International Labour Organisation
ILO Logo
International Labour Organisation

David Joyce outlines the key issues that Congress will be raising at the forthcoming 107th Session of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). David will represent Congress at the ILO’s annual gathering

Some reflections from the 107th International Labour Conference (ILC) (added 12 June)

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‘Remember the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living’

Posted on April 10, 2018

Mother Jones
Mother Jones

Frank Vaughan of Congress reflects on the importance of Workers’ Memorial Day and what unions can do to help mark the event this year

It was the passing of the Occupational Safety & Health Act in the United States more than 45 years ago that paved the way for what we now know as Workers’ Memorial Day.

The ground-breaking legislation sought to ensure that employers provided workers with an environment free from recognised hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.

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Removing Barriers to Progress for People with Disabilities

Posted on January 30, 2018

Fergus Finlay
Fergus Finlay

Ahead of the annual Congress Disability Seminar, Fergus Finlay - chair of the Comprehensive Employment Strategy Implementation Group - looks at how we can make decent work a reality for people with disabilities

Just over two years ago the Government announced a comprehensive employment strategy for people with disabilities. It was very far-reaching and extensive and was designed to be implemented over a period of years. Ever since then, I have been chairing an implementation group, which consists of representatives of government departments, the disability sector, and the world of work – especially the Irish Congress of Trade unions.

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