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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Irish Congress of Trade Unions

This year
The 'far-right is mobilising in communities and workplaces' and must be challenged, unions warn
A video released to coincide with International Workers Day declares a stance to combat “anti-migrant” campaigns.
Last year
University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September
The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it will ballot all members unless an agreement is reached on pay.
All time
Irish language legislation expected to be tabled within days, says Michelle O’Neill
Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the policy must be delivered upon.
Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission
ICTU was unhappy that members would not recommend an increase of more than 1%.
'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers
The union said up to half of the labour force, including hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers, do not receive sick pay.
Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased
Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.
Poll: Do CEOs earn too much money?
A new report by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has found rising levels of CEO pay.
Four out of five people who experience sexual harassment at work don't report it
The Christmas party has long been identified as the most common off-site location of workplace sexual harassment, the survey said.
Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review
PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.
Workers risk "losing their jobs" because of transphobia and homophobia
BeLonG To and ICTU have joined forces to launch a campaign to help end discrimination and bullying.
Teachers' union votes to reject further talks on Croke Park 2
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland also proposed the withdrawal of goodwill tasks like supervision duties.
In pictures: today's ICTU protest marches across the country
Large numbers turned out in cities and towns across the country, with a crowd of 25,000 people confirmed in Dublin alone.
Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"
Organisations representing frontline workers have said the march is an opportunity for members to show their opposition to recent government proposals.
Howlin says public jobs, low-level pay rates remain off the table
Brendan Howlin says talks this week on getting more from the Croke Park Deal will not touch lower pay rates.
Government asks unions to attend talks on improving Croke Park savings
Brendan Howlin says depending on how the first talks ago, the parties might start negotiations on a successor to Croke Park.
UPDATE: Aer Lingus welcomes withdrawal of SIPTU strike threat
Shop stewards from the union at Aer Lingus met today to discuss clarifications of a proposal by employers’ body IBEC and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Everything you need to know about the Croke Park Agreement
It is a key agreement between government and the public service representatives but just what exactly is the Public Service Agreement, as it is officially known, all about and why does it create so many talking points?
IMPACT advises members to vote Yes in fiscal referendum
IMPACT say a No vote could result in a significant increase in the cost of borrowing for the State.
ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance
Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.
In pictures: unions lead march against austerity in Dublin
Turnout was reported to be less than two-thousand people.
Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.
Noonan defends pension levy in face of 'hysterical' criticism
The Finance Minister has said the government’s introduction of a levy on private pension funds will help to restart the economy – and accused the pensions industry of acting in a “quasi-hysterical” manner.