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#SIPTU

# siptu - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

# siptu - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff has been slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

# siptu - Monday 8 October, 2018

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union

A spokesperson for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) says it does not have to respond to those mails because it is merely copied on them and is not the intended recipient.

# siptu - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Sennheiser has been told to offer better redundancy payouts to staff being axed in Offaly

The electronics manufacturer is culling 65 jobs at its Tullamore facility.

# siptu - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Coca-Cola has been told to pay 'winding down' fees to sacked Kildare workers

The soft drinks giant is closing its Athy factory and moving production to Mayo.

# siptu - Thursday 20 September, 2018

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

There is no obvious end in sight to the membership saga involving Connect and its ex-members.

# siptu - Thursday 13 September, 2018

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left Exclusive

Former Connect members numbering in ‘the hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

# siptu - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Luas drivers could take industrial action because new routes are messing with their lunch

Trade union Siptu has taken operator Transdev to the Labour Court over the ‘cooler bag’ dispute.

# siptu - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

200 ESB Siptu members planning on leaving union in solidarity with expelled workers Exclusive

Former Connect members numbering in the ‘hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

# siptu - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union

550 workers left the electrical union Connect in March of 2017.

# siptu - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Thousands of healthcare workers to strike in September

Section 39 organisations are voluntary organisations.

# siptu - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

From The42 Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements Controversy

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements

Representatives of the club met with SIPTU and the PFAI today.

# siptu - Monday 16 July, 2018

Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service?

The Transport Minister is seeking opinions from the heads of the transport providers on the current measures in place to deal with crime on the network.

# siptu - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Siptu members to join in Roscommon County Council strike over flexitime

The row centres on a flexitime arrangement.

# siptu - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Services giant Noonan brands 32c pay hike for workers 'out of kilter'

The multimillion-euro company brought five employees before the Labour Court.

# siptu - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire

Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.

# siptu - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# siptu - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor's name put forward as Labour candidate

O’Connor was the general president of the Ireland’s largest trade union for over 14 years.

# siptu - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Irish Rail drivers reject Labour Court pay recommendation

83% of Irish Rail’s Siptu members rejected the recommendation put forward by the Labour Court.

# siptu - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Siptu warns of strike action by Section 39 health care workers over pay issues

Some 12,000 Section 39 workers receive dual salary funding between the HSE and voluntary contributions.

# siptu - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Siptu stalwart Jack O'Connor to step down as its president

The union said that O’Connor will continue to be “involved” in another capacity.

# siptu - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'A vote of confidence': Bus Éireann wins rights to run five bus routes in Waterford

This follows a competitive process with five bids from Irish and international companies.

# siptu - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The world's biggest security firm is refusing to improve redundancy payouts for Irish staff

G4S cut workers after moving some operations from Dublin to Belfast.

# siptu - Friday 10 November, 2017

RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra were founded in 1948.

# siptu - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Decision time as Labour Court to issue recommendation on ending Irish Rail strike

The Labour Court agreed to issue a recommendation for how the dispute could be resolved tomorrow afternoon.

# siptu - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'

They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.

# siptu - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Here's how to get your refund if you're affected by the Irish Rail strike

Other transport operators do not accept rail tickets on days of industrial action.

# siptu - Friday 13 October, 2017

Bus Éireann row: Minister hits back after unions slam her for 'unofficial labour dispute' comment

The employment minister said that 299 replacement buses were needed on the Eastern corridor last week.

# siptu - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Bus Éireann management and unions argue over new rosters in latest dispute

For three weeks in April, industrial action at the company brought the State-run transport services to a halt.

# siptu - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Ryanair fell foul of Europe's top court today - here's what you need to know

The decision may have a big impact on future labour disputes at the airline.

# siptu - Monday 11 September, 2017

Brick thrown through window of ambulance parked at Dublin hospital

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning.

# siptu - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Irish Rail says four routes could be axed, as drivers look for pay increase

Iarnród Éireann says it has to address an annual shortfall of €100 million.

# siptu - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay

Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.

# siptu - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Tower cranes at building sites across the country will be idle on Thursday... here's why

SIPTU is not happy with Unite over the pay claim, calling it ‘disingenuous’.

# siptu - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal

The union said that “on balance”, the pluses outweighed the negatives on the deal.

# siptu - Friday 12 May, 2017

Bus Éireann staff vote to accept Labour Court recommendations

Siptu and Unite staff have voted to accept the recommendations.

# siptu - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Poll: Should mandatory retirement from the public service be abolished? Out At 65 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should mandatory retirement from the public service be abolished?

A bill seeking the abolition of the retirement age of 65 was before the Dáil Justice Committee today.

# siptu - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Dublin Bus drivers expected to vote in favour of 'sympathy strike' with Bus Éireann

The Bus Éireann strike is now in its 20th day.

# siptu - Monday 10 April, 2017

SIPTU says Irish Water workers are not overpaid after reports of €5,000 bonuses for all staff

It’s reported that staff receive perks such as car allowances and fitness instructors as well as health insurance packages for executives and their spouses.

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