General Secretary wants early meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin

29 Jun 2020

Taoiseach

The General Secretary of The Irish Congress of Trade Unions Patrica King has wished the newly elected Taoiseach Micheál Martin well in his new office .  She has requested an early meeting with him to discuss the crisis facing workers in Ireland in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.  She went on to say “that workers face an uncertain future and that Congress has already published a blueprint, No Going Back, which sets out our plan for  a just recovery”.

Patricia King said, "Congress was very disappointed at the absence of any reference to employment rights or trade union recognition in the Programmer for Government.  We are seeking an early meeting so that the voice of workers can be heard as the cabinet commences its work. The principles of justice, equality and fairness must be central to the Government plan.  Workers, many of whom, are often under valued and under paid cannot be expected to go to the back of the queue".