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News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. ‘We Need Political Support in a Practical Way’ Palestinian Ambassador tells Congress[News] - Issued 19 Apr 2018
    The Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland has called for official recognition for the state of Palestine “as soon as possible” in order to bring clarity to the border issue and to ensure Israel “treats us as equals.” Speaking to the Congress …


  2. Congress Backs Repeal of the 8th Amendment in Forthcoming Referendum[News] - Issued 19 Apr 2018
    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions opposed the inclusion of the 8thamendment in the Constitution back in 1983 and our position remains unchanged: we are supporting repeal of the 8th in the forthcoming referendum. We believe that repeal is necessary …


  3. Reports Debunk Myths on Housing Costs, Confirm Need for Greater State Role[News] - Issued 12 Apr 2018
    The Construction Industry Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (CIC) has said that the publication of three new reports on housing “served to debunk the myths that construction labour costs are a factor in the crisis and confirm the …


  4. Congress Disability Committee meets with Minister Finian McGrath[News] - Issued 27 Mar 2018
    The Congress Disability Committee met recently (26 March 2018) with the Minister of State with Responsibilities for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath TD. This followed from a commitment made by Minister McGrath to meet with the Committee to engage …


  5. 'New Form of Engagement between Govt and Trade Unions Needed,' says Finance Minister[News] - Issued 23 Mar 2018
    The Executive Counc il of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions met recently with Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, who outlined the need for “a new form of engagement with the trade union movement.” Minister met and …


  6. New Proposals on Apprenticeships Adopted by European Council[News] - Issued 23 Mar 2018
  7. Congress & TUC to meet with Barnier over Brexit Concerns on Border, Jobs & Workers Rights [News] - Issued 7 Mar 2018
  8. Congress Calls on Irish Govt. to Support Greater Equality and Back Adoption of EU Work-Life Balance Directive [News] - Issued 7 Mar 2018
  9. Unions call for 'calm negotiations' following launch of draft EU text[News] - Issued 1 Mar 2018
  10. Shareholder greed cost every worker €1764 in lost wages in 2017[News] - Issued 1 Mar 2018
  11. Pension Reform Plan 'potentially significant'; Congress commits to engaging in detailed consultation on implementation[News] - Issued 28 Feb 2018
  12. Congress construction unions call for ‘all-party support’ for Bogus Self Employment Bill[News] - Issued 27 Feb 2018
  13. 'Significant Flaws in Employment Rights Bill' - Briefing on Planned Legislation[News] - Issued 26 Feb 2018
  14. Project 2040 Must Prioritise High Employment Standards & Quality Training for Workers[News] - Issued 16 Feb 2018
  15. Planned zero hour legislation contains 'significant flaws' that must be addressed [News] - Issued 16 Feb 2018
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