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Congress Disability Seminar 1/2 February 2018 5 Feb 2018

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About 70 trade union delegates from North and South gathered in the Midlands Hotel in Port Laoise for our annual Disability Seminar - Better Work Better Lives for People with Disabilities.  Pics from the event are available here Congress President Sheila Nunan opened the seminar Session 1 keynote speaker was ...

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Congress launches guide to taking Equality Case 12 Dec 2017

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Congress today (7 November) launched a new guide to taking an equality case - written by former Labour Court President, Kevin Duffy.   It provides a comprehensive guide to the taking of employment rights cases in the Republic of Ireland, in light of the 2015 Workplace Relations Act and reflects changes ...

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Unions call for concerted action to end Gender Pay Gap 10 Oct 2017

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Congress and affiliate trade unions have called for concerted action to end the gender pay gap which stands at 13.9%. The Department of Justice and Equality launched a consultation bck in August and trade unions have been to the fore in suggesting actions to tackle the gender pay gap.  Actions ...

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Joint Women’s Committee Seminar "Inclusive Growth – a route for achieving gender equality?" 9 Sep 2017

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7/8 September 2017 - The Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre Nearly 200 delegates from Trade Unions North and South gathered for the biennial Congress Women's Seminar in Port Laoise (#ICTUWomen17) You can see pics on our Flickr The seminar was opened by Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, ...

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Equality at BDC 2017 Belfast 5 Jul 2017

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Introduction to the social policy and equality section of the Executive Council report here Motions debated available here

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Public Sector Duty to pay regard to Equality and Human Rights 7 Apr 2017

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Implementing the Public Sector Duty  The public sector duty relates to all the functions of a public body which may include; employment, budgeting, procurement, policy development and service delivery. IHREC have published this information leaflet outlining some steps a public body can take to bring a human rights and equality focus ...

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Towards a new National Women's Strategy 9 Feb 2017

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The Department of Justice has just completed a consultation on the development of a new National Women's Strategy. Members of the Women's Committee attended some of the meetings around the country and the Congress Written submission is available here. Next week (Wednesday 5th February) in Geneva, the UN will examine Ireland ...

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Tánaiste and Minister Stanton launch the Migrant Integration Strategy and the Communities Integration Fund 8 Feb 2017

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Tánaiste and Minister Stanton launch the Migrant Integration Strategy and the Communities Integration FundFebruary 7, 2017: Migrant integration strategy launched in Dublin. It provides the framework for Government action on migrant integration from 2017 until 2020. The Minister with special responsibility for Equality, Integration and Immigration, David Stanton TD launched ...

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Trade Unions call for LGBT Equality in the Workplace & Society 30 Nov 2016

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Inaugural All-Island Trade Union LGBT Conference Pics available here Opening the inaugural Irish Congress of Trade Unions LGBT conference in Belfast on 30 November 2016, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell called for LGBT equality to be prioritised in workplaces and in society. Speaking to delegates, ...

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Unions across Ireland call for a referendum on the 8th Amendment 23 Nov 2016

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The Trade Union Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment held a rally today  (November 23rd ) on Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin. Full press release below:  Unions across Ireland call for a referendum on the 8th Amendment  Respect and protect women’s lives, health and choices  Today Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10.30am, the Trade ...

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Disability Seminar - implementation of employment strategies for people with disabilities, North and South 17 Nov 2016

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17 November 2016 - 18 November 2016Congress hosted our annual disability seminar in La Mon House Hotel, outside Belfast on 17/18 November. Pics available on our Flickr Themed around implementation of employment strategies for people with disabilities, North and Sount, delegates heard a variety of inputs including an introduction from ...

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Employment of people with disabilities 26 May 2016

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New employer helpline and website - http://www.employerdisabilityinfo.ie/ with information on employing people with a disability.   DJEI have also put information on supports available on their website: https://www.djei.ie/en/What-We-Do/Jobs-Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-of-people-with-disabilities/

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Ireland's second examination by the UN Human Rights Council under UPR 11 May 2016

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In Geneva 11 May 2016, Ireland’s new Government (Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald TD) appeared before the United Nations Human Rights Council. This is the second time Ireland has appeared before the council to answer questions about its human rights record from fellow UN member states, under the Universal Periodic ...

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Congress survey and report on Childcare launched 15 Mar 2016

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Congress launches its survey of members use of childcare services and makes recommendations for further investment in quality care. More here  Irish Times Editorial on the report and its findings

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Submission to the Low Pay Commission 15 Mar 2016

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Congress submission to the Low Pay Commission on the preponderance of women on the national minimum wage is available here. The Nevin Institute quarterly economic quarterly economic observer, with a focus on women and low pay is also available here

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