News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. The Best Vehicle for Delivering Workers’ ‘Right to Disconnect’ is Collective Bargaining: Congress[Press Release] - Issued 7 Aug 2018Working time is regulated under the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 and places responsibility on employers for ensuring their workers get sufficient time for rest and relaxation, as set out in the Act. Since the introducing of this Act, …


  2. Congress Agrees with Department of Finance’s Review of 9% Tax Subsidy to Hotels and Restaurants[Press Release] - Issued 31 Jul 2018Following on from the publication of the Department of Finance’s ‘Review of the 9% Vat Rate’ today, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions calls upon the Minister of Finance to heed the conclusions reached by the Review and to act accordingly in …


  3. 9 Reasons Why the 9% VAT Rate has to go [News] - Issued 31 Jul 2018
    Please see the below link with the Congress Fact Sheet on 9 Reasons Why the 9% VAT Rate has to go  /download/pdf/ictu_9_vat_leaflet_hr_pages.pdf  


  4. Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards Won’t be Achieved if Female Workers have No Voice – Congress[Press Release] - Issued 30 Jul 2018Today, the Taoiseach, Minister for Justice, and the Minister for Equality announced a new Review Group composed of senior business figures and government officials to make recommendations on how to increase the percentage of women on corporate …


  5. Your Quick Guide to Governments Proposed Changes to the Old-Age Contributory Pension [News] - Issued 27 Jul 2018
    /download/pdf/factsheet_pdf.pdf Please see the below Congress Submission to Reform of the State Pension  https://www.ictu.ie/publications/fulllist/congress-submission-to-reform-of-the-state-pension/  


  6. Update: Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 [News] - Issued 27 Jul 2018
  7. Occupied Territories Bill: Letter of thanks from the Palestinian Ambassador[News] - Issued 24 Jul 2018
  8. National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission recommends .25c increase [News] - Issued 18 Jul 2018
  9. CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION CRITICISES IRELAND’S PROGRESS ON UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS[News] - Issued 17 Jul 2018
  10. Frustration at delay in removing misogynistic article in Constitution[News] - Issued 16 Jul 2018
  11. Congress urges support for The Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2017[News] - Issued 10 Jul 2018
  12. Statement on granting access for asylum seekers to the labour market[News] - Issued 29 Jun 2018
  13. Congress survey confirms childcare is 'a second mortgage' for 2 in 3 working families[Press Release] - Issued 28 Jun 2018
  14. Review of RTE Contracts Demands Urgent Response[News] - Issued 22 Jun 2018
  15. Statement on Cervical Screening Inquiry[News] - Issued 22 Jun 2018
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