Issued on September 04, 2017
9 th GLOBAL SOLIDARITY SUMMER SCHOOL
30/31 August 2017 - Wexford - “Building Global Solidarity in challenging times ”
80 delegates from across the island gathered in Wexford 30/31st August 2017 to discuss how Irish Trade Unions could influence global affairs and act in solidarity with workers struggles across the globe. (Pics here )
The opening Address was delivered by Sheila Nunan, Congress President and this was followed by an introductory session where unions summarised their work in global solidarity, including:
There was a session on Ireland’s treatment of Asylum Seekers which included inputs by:
- Edward Keegan , Immigrant Council of Ireland Anti-trafficking Project Officer
- Ellie Kyisombe - Personal Experience of Direct Provision
Issued on June 14, 2017
Congress was represented at the 106th International Labour Conference (ILC) by David Joyce (Congress Equality and International Development Officer) and Ethel Buckley (SIPTU and Congress Executive Council member).
Significantly, the conference saw the election of the Government of Ireland to the ILO Governing Body for the first time.
Issued on May 11, 2017
Conference organised by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of Congress to examine the implications of a Just Transition for the energy sector in Ireland and internationally. Conference heard the perspective of trade unions, employers, the government, the environmental pillar and the view form abroad.
Conference programme here
Press release for seminar here
Minister Naughton's speech here
Speech by Adrian Kane, Chair of Congress Energy and Natural Resources Committee here
Brian Kohler's presentation is available here
Speech by Friends of the Earth Director, Oisin Coghlan here
ITUC Just Transition Centre here
ILO Guidelines for Just Transition
Working in a Cganging Climate - The ILO Green Initiative
SIPTU leaflet on Just Transition here
IMPACT Just Transition report
Issued on March 01, 2017
ALLIANCE OF OVER 100 LEADING CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL FOR NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON AMBITIOUS GLOBAL TARGETS TO END HUNGER, CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY
1 March 2017
Ireland can be a leader in one of the most important turning points in modern history
Coalition 2030—an alliance of over 100 leading civil society organisations working in Ireland and across the developing world—have said that Ireland is in a unique position to play a leadership role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. They were speaking at an event today (1st March 2017) at the Mansion House in Dublin to mark the formal launch of the group.
Issued on November 14, 2016
“The UN Sustainable Development Agenda and Global Labour Rights” - a conference jointly organised by Trinity College and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Pics from the day available on our Flickr
The conference was opended by Jack O’Connor, Chair of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ European and International Forum, who spoke about the many challenges facing us to ensure that the goals are implemented, not least Goal 8.