News & Press Releases from Congress

  1. Congress Statement on Proposed Brexit Agreement[News] - Issued 17 Oct 2019
    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions notes the agreement on Brexit arrived at between the EU 27 and the UK government earlier today. We are currently analysing the detail of this proposal and its implications. As an all island body representing …


  2. Congress Supports Go Safe Speed Van Operators Dispute[News] - Issued 17 Oct 2019
    Congress supports Speed Camera Van Operators who are to stage a 72 hour work stoppage beginning on Bank Holiday Monday 26 October. General Secretary Patricia King said “it is time for Go Safe to heed the Labour Court recommendation and recognise …


  3. ICTU Condemns Attacks on North-East Syria[News] - Issued 11 Oct 2019
    The Irish Congress of Trade Unions condemns the completely senseless attack by Turkey in Northern Syria. The attacks are deeply concerning as it will only lead to major suffering for the Kurdish community and other minorities and further destablises …


  4. Congress strongly criticises decision to defer 30 cent increase to low paid workers[News] - Issued 8 Oct 2019
    It is reported that the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection has decided to defer the implementation of the recommended 30 cent an hour increase in the National Minimum Wage (NMW), which currently stands at €9.80 an hour. General …


  5. Congress response to Budget 2020[News] - Issued 8 Oct 2019
    General Secretary Patricia King said in response to Budget 2020, “with the threat of Brexit looming we are dismayed that there was no explicit reference to our proposals to minimise the impact of Brexit on thousands of jobs. We will continue to …


  6. "The battle for decent work is the defining struggle of our times" - Patricia King tells SIPTU Conference[News] - Issued 8 Oct 2019
  7. Tullamore Tribune - "Top Trade Union Leader says it's 'Do or Die' for Bord na Mona"[News] - Issued 7 Oct 2019
  8. World Day for Decent Work: Unions unite for investment in care for decent jobs and gender equality[News] - Issued 7 Oct 2019
  9. Congress General Secretary Patricia King on Brexit, Budget 2020, Housing and Collective Bargaining.[News] - Issued 7 Oct 2019
  10. Brexit emergency threatens jobs North and South - Congress[News] - Issued 2 Oct 2019
  11. Demand for Government action on housing motion passed by Dáil a year ago[News] - Issued 2 Oct 2019
  12. National Breastfeeding Week 2019 - know your rights[News] - Issued 1 Oct 2019
  13. News release from a network of Irish climate activists[News] - Issued 20 Sep 2019
  14. Trade Unions and Climate Campaigners Call for Immediate Establishment of National Just Transition Taskforce[News] - Issued 19 Sep 2019
  15. Congress and Bord na Móna Unions Hold Discussions with Minister for Climate Action on Just Transition[News] - Issued 19 Sep 2019
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