News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. First ‘Post-Pandemic’ Budget Falls Short on preparing for future challenges[News] - Issued 12 Oct 2021
    ICTU General Secretary Patricia King has expressed concern about the lack of recognition for low-paid essential workers in Budget 2022. Responding to the Budget measures, Ms. King said it was 'a retrograde step' that the Government has allocated …


  2. Response to the Report of the Pensions Commission [News] - Issued 7 Oct 2021
    Responding to the publication of the Pensions Commission’s report Irish Congress of Trade Union general secretary Patricia King said: “This is a comprehensive and detailed report which puts forward a wide range of recommendations to share the …


  3. Collective Bargaining key to realisation of Decent Work[News] - Issued 7 Oct 2021
    Today (7 October) marks the 13th World Day for Decent Work (#wddw20). Decent work must be at the centre of government actions to bring back economic growth and build a new global economy that puts people first. Central to the struggle for decent …


  4. October 7 World Day for Decent Work: A New Social Contract for Recovery and Resilience[News] - Issued 5 Oct 2021
    More than 850,000 deaths from COVID-19 pandemic, more than 25 million people infected 400 million jobs lost Hundreds of millions of informal economy livelihoods lost A New Social Contract is required to ensure the global economy can recover and to …


  5. NDP jobs must be 'decent jobs' - ICTU[News] - Issued 4 Oct 2021
    In a first response to the  National Development Plan 2021-2030 published today, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) said that the Government needs to clarify how the NPD will promote decent jobs over the coming years. ICTU General-Secretary …


  6. Proposal affords a fair solution to redundancy payments for workers on PUP [News] - Issued 21 Sep 2021
  7. Now is the time to invest in our people, our public services, and our public infrastructure - Budget 2022 priorities[News] - Issued 16 Sep 2021
  8. Sláintecare Needs “Urgent Recommitment” say Health Unions[News] - Issued 9 Sep 2021
  9. Congress to give 'serious consideration' to Government's new Housing for All plan[News] - Issued 2 Sep 2021
  10. CONGRESS SAYS WORKER SAFETY MUST BE A ‘TOP PRIORITY' AS PLAN TO LIFT RESTRICTIONS UNVEILED [News] - Issued 31 Aug 2021
  11. Letter from Patricia King, General Secretary to An Taoiseach re Covid-19 Next Phase of Return to Work[News] - Issued 26 Aug 2021
  12. NGOs and Unions call on Government to ratify Convention 190[News] - Issued 23 Aug 2021
  13. Congress Global Solidarity calls for support for Afghan People[News] - Issued 20 Aug 2021
  14. Congress Global Solidarity[News] - Issued 30 Jul 2021
  15. MANDATE and ICTU sought greater protections for workers on Government initiated Hospitality Group[News] - Issued 26 Jul 2021
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