News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. "We stand in solidarity with our front-line and essential workers" - Patricia King General Secretary [News] - Issued 7 Apr 2020
    The General  Purposes Committee of ICTU met today and appealed on behalf of workers involved in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. It reiterated the need for all to heed public health advice about social distancing, hand washing and staying within a …


  2. Congress letter to Minister for Finance on need for urgent IFI response to pandemic crisis[News] - Issued 7 Apr 2020
    Congress has joined with the global trade union movement by writing to our Finance Minister, Paschal Donoghue, in advance of the spring meetings of the international financial institutions (IFIs).  Unions are urging international financial …


  3. Under scrutiny - CRH chief's €9.3 million package[News] - Issued 5 Apr 2020
    Saturday's Irish Times Business Today reports that CRH chief Albert Manifold's €9.3 million pay package is under scrutiny from a leading shareholders advisory group (Glass Lewis) because company earnings have been hit in the Covid 19 pandemic.  …


  4. Threshold Helpline for Renters impacted by Covid-19 Crisis[News] - Issued 3 Apr 2020
    A new dedicated helpline has been set up for workers who are are renting and who have been impacted by Covid19.  The service will provide tailored advice for anyone worried about being able to pay their rent, in the current crisis. It is available …


  5. ICTU Calls for Further Measures to Prevent Sudden COVID-19 Job Losses from becoming Permanent Job Losses[News] - Issued 2 Apr 2020
    Responding to today’s CSO Live Register release, which showed an increase in the seasonally-adjusted Live Register, from 182,800 in February to 207,200 in March and the fact that a further 283,000 were in receipt of the new Pandemic Unemployment …


  6. Temporary wage-subsidy scheme is essential - Patricia King - Irish Times letter[News] - Issued 31 Mar 2020
  7. Plea to protect children and adults in direct provision centres from Covid-19 - Congress[News] - Issued 31 Mar 2020
  8. Covid-19 and the need for Global Solidarity with those who are vulnerable[News] - Issued 27 Mar 2020
  9. Short Time Work Measures Across Europe[News] - Issued 27 Mar 2020
  10. Letter from Congress to CIF regarding the operation of construction sites during the Covid-19 emergency[News] - Issued 26 Mar 2020
  11. Congress welcomes Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and acknowledges the Government's swift response[News] - Issued 24 Mar 2020
  12. ICTU and CIF issue joint statement on Covid 19[News] - Issued 24 Mar 2020
  13. Government must immediately intervene and put forward a comprehensive Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme for workers -ICTU[News] - Issued 20 Mar 2020
  14. Letter from Patricia King General Secretary to An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar - Covid-19 Emergency suport for jobs and incomes[News] - Issued 18 Mar 2020
  15. Maynooth Conference - Patricia King on the housing crisis[News] - Issued 13 Mar 2020
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