Trade Unionists for Civil Marriage Equality

28 Apr 2015

Grainne Healy, Ethel Buckely, Seamus Dooley, David Joyce and Brian Sheehan celbrate YES
Grainne Healy, Ethel Buckely, Seamus Dooley, David Joyce and Brian Sheehan celebrate YES (Pic Karl Hayden)

Since our launch back on Valentine's Day, Trade Unionists for Civil Marriage Equality played an active role promoting a vote for yes among trade union members.

You can read about some of that activity on this page.  If you have something to include, please contact David Joyce

Congress Reaction to Yes Vote - Affirms strong desire for more equal Ireland!

Great opportunities and important lessons emerge from Ireland’s historic endorsement of marriage equality by Joe O'Connor, IMPACT organiser

Congress Says Yes EqualityCongress Executive Council - including President John Douglas and General Secretary Patricia King - backs a Yes vote in the May 22 marriage equality referendumCongress Executive Council backs a Yes Vote

Letter of solidarity from our Brothers and sisters in the TUC

CPSU Equality Bulletin special on the referendum

Coffee timeBrian Sheehan, John Douglas, Grainne Healy, Patricia King and Seamus Dooley Have you any pics from your workplace Coffee Morning discussing the referendum? IFUT members at Maynooth College raised hundreds of Euro for yes Equality at their coffee morning.

Many trade unions have featured Marriage Equality at their conferences, including PSEU President, Brendan Lawless, calling for a Yes Vote during his speech to conference.

SIPTU West Cork says Yes Equality

Waterford Trades Council calls for a Yes - more here

TUI passed an emergency motion at their conference in support of a Yes Vote

Impact's Niall Shanahan Blog on voting yes on 22nd May

 SIPTU and USILaura Harmon (USI President), Rory O’ Carroll (Dublin Senior Footballer), Ruairi McKiernan (Founder of, and Ethel Buckley (SIPTU National Campaigns and Equality Organiser) with SIPTU and USI staff and activistsTrade Unionists for Civil Marriage Equality Co-convenor and SIPTU's Ethel Buckley addressed the CWU Spring Seminar calling for support for @YesEquality2015

Heart RecordStudents and Workers together for Equality in attempt to form a large number of people into the shape of a heart.    INMO YesSIPTU posterPoster being sent out to SIPTU workplaces Annette GLENAnnette Dolan, TUI, with Tiernan Brady of GLEN.PatriciaPatricia King reminding people importance of being on register and voting 22nd May
SIPTU public meeting IMPACT poster Phone bankSIPTU Activists have had conversations with 1000's of members asking them to vote #yesequality
  Yes visit to centreYes Equality Bus visits the EDI Centre for the Unemployed in LongfordYes group getting their teaYes equality group having Tea at the EDI CentreSyklvia and SeamusSylvia Ryan and Seamus Dooley in LetterkennyBusSIPTU Activists including David Connolly from SIPTU's NEC attended the launch of Yes Equality nationwide bus tour CPSU ADC"It's time to create a Republic of Equals" Seamus Dooley at CPSU ADCGrainne Br Patr Seam JohnGrainne Healy, Brian Sheehan, Patricia King, Seamus Dooley and John Douglas Ethel at CWU Spring SeminarEthel Buckley at CWU Spring SeminarTeachersTeachers or Yes Equality at INTO Congress
CPSU at launchCPSU supporting launch of Trade Unionists for Civil Marriage Equality at Liberty Hall