News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. ICTU calls for a reversal of the reductions to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment[News] - Issued 20 Sep 2020
    At a briefing on Friday evening to key stakeholders on the move to Level 3 COVID restrictions for Dublin, Irish Congress of Trade Unions General Secretary Patricia King called for a reversal of the reductions to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment …


  2. Congress demands “action not sympathy” for Debenhams workers[News] - Issued 16 Sep 2020
    THE Executive Council of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has reiterated its full support for the official strike action by Debenhams workers, members of Mandate trade union. Congress is demanding Government intervention to break the deadlock in …


  3. Statement on Moria refugee camp in Greece[News] - Issued 15 Sep 2020
    Congress strongly associates itself with the statement issued today by the ETUC and a range of civil society groups calling on European Governments to urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece. On Wednesday 9th September, tragedy struck on …


  4. Congress Construction Unions Vote to Protect Pay Rates in the Sector.  [News] - Issued 15 Sep 2020
    The members of the unions making up Congress Construction Industry Committee (BATU, Connect, OPATSI, SIPTU, and UNITE)  have today overwhelmingly voted for industrial action in the event that employers fail to pay a 2.7% increase due on the 1 …


  5. There should be a threshold of dignity for Debenhams workers - Patricia King [News] - Issued 14 Sep 2020
    Last March it was abruptly announced by Debenhams Ireland that they would go into liquidation with the loss of more than 1,000 livelihoods. The Company initiated this process during the most intensive stage of the nationwide pandemic lockdown when …


  6. Congress Energy Unions Call on Minister Ryan to Act on Planned Demolition of Midlands Power Plants[News] - Issued 11 Sep 2020
  7. Congress writes to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar urging early ratification of ILO Convention 190[News] - Issued 7 Sep 2020
  8. European trade unions vote for a new EU law to support fair minimum wages[News] - Issued 4 Sep 2020
  9. Investing in Further and Higher Education - Macdara Doyle[News] - Issued 2 Sep 2020
  10. Congress Welcomes WRC Audit Report on ROI Independent Film and Television Drama Production Sector[News] - Issued 28 Aug 2020
  11. Solidarity with the People of Belarus: Stop the Wave of Violence[News] - Issued 26 Aug 2020
  12. Opinion: The state of sick pay in Ireland is sickening - Dr.Laura Bambrick[News] - Issued 16 Aug 2020
  13. ICTU expresses solidarity with the people of Lebanon[News] - Issued 10 Aug 2020
  14. ICTU welcomes extension of Covid payments to residents of direct provision centres.[News] - Issued 9 Aug 2020
  15. Congress welcomes Ireland’s ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)[News] - Issued 7 Aug 2020
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