News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. Congress welcomes Ireland’s ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)[News] - Issued 7 Aug 2020
    Congress welcomes Ireland’s ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), This week’s 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with 250,000 killed and many more suffering terrible effects on their …


  2. Congress calls for release of Palestinian Human Rights defender, Mahmoud Nawajaa[News] - Issued 30 Jul 2020
    Congress was perturbed to hear about the brutal arrest last night of the BNC General Coordinator of the BDS movement - Mahmoud Nawajaa. This clearly is an attack on the whole movement, as well as the use of coercion and force to attempt to silence a …


  3. ICTU calls for a review of employment protections for remote workers[News] - Issued 27 Jul 2020
    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on Government to commit to a review of employment legislation to ensure protections are fit for purpose for remote working in the post-pandemic world of work.  Speaking ahead of the publication of the …


  4. ICTU responses to July Stimulus Package[News] - Issued 24 Jul 2020
    Responding to the details of the Government’s July stimulus package, Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary, Patricia King said: “As we transition to this stimulus phase, the length and depth of the recession will be determined to a …


  5. Congress Condemns 'Culture of Hatred and Intolerance' Fomented by Far Right Groups[News] - Issued 15 Jul 2020
    The Executive Council of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has today (July 15) strongly condemned an emerging “culture of hatred and intolerance” that is fomented by far right groupings in order to target and discredit political opponents and …


  6. Government decision to appeal the recent High Court Judgement relating to the Industrial Relations  (Amendment) Act 2015 governing Sectoral Employment Orders.[News] - Issued 9 Jul 2020
  7. Webinar on Palestinian rights[News] - Issued 8 Jul 2020
  8. Address by President Michael D. Higgins to the International Labour Organisation Global Summit [News] - Issued 8 Jul 2020
  9. Statement by President of Congress on annexation plans by Israel[News] - Issued 6 Jul 2020
  10. Patricia King's letter to Minister Leo Varadkar on High Court pay ruling and construction workers[News] - Issued 6 Jul 2020
  11. Covid-19 and the important role of the Lead Worker Representative in the workplace[News] - Issued 6 Jul 2020
  12. Congress Construction Industry Committee to carry out a protective ballot to seek a mandate for industrial action[News] - Issued 30 Jun 2020
  13. General Secretary wants early meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin[News] - Issued 29 Jun 2020
  14. ICTU Press Statement on High Court Judicial Review - Sectoral Employment Orders [News] - Issued 23 Jun 2020
  15. More than 42 million jobs are at stake in the European Council’s talks over the EU recovery plan.[News] - Issued 18 Jun 2020
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