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# siptu - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Student nurses 'frustrated' at 'last-minute decision' to redeploy teaching nurses to help with Covid-19 surge

Updated Jan 17th 2021, 1:17 PM 46,129 Views 56 Comments

Clinical placements for most student nurses and midwives – due to start tomorrow – have been suspended.

# siptu - Friday 18 September, 2020

Unions and meat processors agree safety protocol for workers in the industry
# Code Of Conduct
# Code Of Conduct

Unions and meat processors agree safety protocol for workers in the industry

Sep 18th 2020, 4:39 PM 9,756 Views 10 Comments

Siptu division organiser Greg Ennis said that serial testing must be maintained at meat plants going forward.

# siptu - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Union says 20 Direct Provision residents working at meat plant told contracts won't be renewed due to high risk

Sep 9th 2020, 6:05 AM 42,352 Views 31 Comments

Mass testing at meat plants has indicated levels of infection among workers is now very low.

# siptu - Thursday 13 August, 2020

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'
# Meat Plants
# Meat Plants

'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'

Aug 13th 2020, 1:22 PM 31,174 Views 34 Comments

Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.

# siptu - Monday 10 August, 2020

Offaly meat factory announces suspension of operations following criticism for opening this morning
# Covid19
# Covid19

Offaly meat factory announces suspension of operations following criticism for opening this morning

Updated Aug 10th 2020, 7:10 PM 118,784 Views 113 Comments

Three other meat factories in Kildare, which is also under regional Covid restrictions, have temporarily closed.

# siptu - Friday 7 August, 2020

Union calls for 'blanket testing' in meat factories as concern grows over recent clusters
# Meat Factories
# Meat Factories

Union calls for 'blanket testing' in meat factories as concern grows over recent clusters

Aug 7th 2020, 9:05 AM 28,108 Views 70 Comments

Siptu said it is possible some workers have symptoms but are not getting testing over a fear of losing income.

# siptu - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’
# Childcare Voices
# Childcare Voices

‘Time to radically reform childcare and break the tension between fees and quality’

Jul 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,182 Views 11 Comments

In the latest in our Childcare Voices series, Darragh O’Connor of SIPTU outlines why the trade union is calling for big changes in pay and affordability in the sector.

# siptu - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase

May 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 26,839 Views 13 Comments

A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

# siptu - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,601 Views 69 Comments

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

# siptu - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Living conditions of migrant workers at meat plants 'should be considered before criticism'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Living conditions of migrant workers at meat plants 'should be considered before criticism'

May 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,355 Views 57 Comments

The Chief Medical Officer has said health officials are also looking at transmission risks for these employees outside of work.

# siptu - Friday 15 May, 2020

'Some took it seriously, some didn't': Covid-19 cases in meat plants labelled 'gravely serious'
# Meat Processing
# Meat Processing

'Some took it seriously, some didn't': Covid-19 cases in meat plants labelled 'gravely serious'

May 15th 2020, 8:15 AM 38,772 Views 78 Comments

The Dáil heard yesterday that up to 600 cases had been confirmed in meat plants.

# siptu - Friday 1 May, 2020

Student radiographers will be offered three-month paid contract from 18 May
# Radiography
# Radiography

Student radiographers will be offered three-month paid contract from 18 May

May 1st 2020, 1:02 PM 11,935 Views 6 Comments

The students had been calling on Simon Harris to pay them for their work during the pandemic.

# siptu - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Apr 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 16,981 Views 17 Comments

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

# siptu - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased
# Protection
# Protection

Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased

Apr 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 33,352 Views 68 Comments

Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.

# siptu - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy
# Revenue
# Revenue

Women returning from maternity leave ineligible for Covid-19 wage subsidy

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:42 PM 44,443 Views 15 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called on the government to issue “clear and simple guidance” on this issue.

# siptu - Friday 10 April, 2020

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them

Apr 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 59,730 Views 71 Comments

Siptu’s Kevin Figgis says that “many” of these student radiographers are replacing existing staff who have to self-isolate.

# siptu - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way'
# Essential Staff
# Essential Staff

Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way'

Apr 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 48,332 Views 16 Comments

Ian Morely says that Cork University Hospital has an “eerie” atmosphere at the moment: “Everybody is nervous.”

# siptu - Friday 21 February, 2020

Hundreds of healthcare workers to strike today in dispute over pay restoration
# Section 39
# Section 39

Hundreds of healthcare workers to strike today in dispute over pay restoration

Feb 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,732 Views 15 Comments

Siptu members employed by Section 39 organisations are taking strike action across the country.

# siptu - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge

Feb 1st 2020, 5:38 PM 10,636 Views 15 Comments

Trade unions said that there was a “fear and anxiety” among workers that good quality replacement jobs wouldn’t be provided.

# siptu - Thursday 23 January, 2020

State pension: Taoiseach says 65-year-olds will still have to sign on under Fine Gael's new plan
# When I'm 65
# When I'm 65

State pension: Taoiseach says 65-year-olds will still have to sign on under Fine Gael's new plan

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:17 PM 67,284 Views 208 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed to reporters today that the transitional pension would only apply to 66-year-olds.

# siptu - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross
# Financial Woes
# Financial Woes

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross

Jan 15th 2020, 10:20 PM 9,532 Views 16 Comments

Representatives from the union met with the Minister for Sport today.

# siptu - Monday 6 January, 2020

Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period
# SIPTU
# SIPTU

Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period

Jan 6th 2020, 2:09 PM 22,020 Views 21 Comments

One paramedic said crews could be on the road for four to eight more hours after a ‘hectic’ 12-hour shift.

# siptu - Monday 9 December, 2019

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Dec 9th 2019, 7:00 PM 10,712 Views 15 Comments

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

Siptu and Unite members in Virgin Media vote to take industrial action
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Siptu and Unite members in Virgin Media vote to take industrial action

Dec 9th 2019, 4:33 PM 10,637 Views 24 Comments

Virgin Media said it has not received any notification from the unions.

# siptu - Friday 29 November, 2019

Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement
# Better Pay
# Better Pay

Road safety camera company GoSafe reaches pay agreement

Nov 29th 2019, 9:55 PM 11,534 Views 31 Comments

Up to 35 staff members at the company voted to go on strike in September.

# siptu - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work
# SIPTU
# SIPTU

Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work

Nov 28th 2019, 3:54 PM 16,480 Views 0 Comments

The issue went to the Labour Court after a resolution couldn’t be reached at the WRC.

# siptu - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action
# Virgin Media
# Virgin Media

Unite members in Virgin Media unanimously decide to ballot for industrial action

Nov 14th 2019, 1:23 PM 12,694 Views 14 Comments

It was reported in recent weeks that the company may cut up to 65 jobs in the next month.

# siptu - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

150 workers 'temporarily' laid off at Swords pharma plant from today
# SK Biotek
# SK Biotek

150 workers 'temporarily' laid off at Swords pharma plant from today

Nov 13th 2019, 5:53 PM 53,069 Views 24 Comments

The issue was raised in the Dáil today.

# siptu - Monday 11 November, 2019

Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC

Nov 11th 2019, 5:48 PM 6,935 Views 10 Comments

The dispute centres on pay, working conditions and union recognition.

# siptu - Friday 1 November, 2019

Speed camera operators plan further strike action after rejecting pay proposals
# GoSafe
# GoSafe

Speed camera operators plan further strike action after rejecting pay proposals

Nov 1st 2019, 6:22 PM 10,160 Views 42 Comments

Trade union Siptu said its members employed by GoSafe are planning further industrial action on 7 November.

# siptu - Friday 25 October, 2019

Disruption to be 'minimised' ahead of GoSafe strike this weekend
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Disruption to be 'minimised' ahead of GoSafe strike this weekend

Oct 25th 2019, 8:15 AM 11,818 Views 28 Comments

The strike by some GoSafe workers will begin tomorrow morning.

# siptu - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend
# Work Stoppage
# Work Stoppage

GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend

Oct 16th 2019, 8:52 PM 15,862 Views 64 Comments

The work stoppage centres around a dispute over working conditions and union recognition.

# siptu - Friday 20 September, 2019

Remaining beef protest blockades 'have caused long-term damage' to the industry, industry body says
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Remaining beef protest blockades 'have caused long-term damage' to the industry, industry body says

Updated Sep 20th 2019, 6:52 PM 17,689 Views 77 Comments

Over 350 staff were temporarily laid off earlier this week.

# siptu - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow
# General Election
# General Election

Ex-Siptu boss Jack O'Connor steps down as Labour candidate for Wicklow

Sep 19th 2019, 6:04 PM 21,058 Views 41 Comments

The party states ‘a new generation is coming through’ following a good local election.

# siptu - Friday 6 September, 2019

Speed camera operators vote to go on strike
# Go Safe
# Go Safe

Speed camera operators vote to go on strike

Sep 6th 2019, 9:14 PM 42,571 Views 75 Comments

Trade union Siptu said members employed by GoSafe overwhelmingly backed striking today.

# siptu - Thursday 29 August, 2019

High Court issues injunction against beef farmers protesting factories
# Beef Protests
# Beef Protests

High Court issues injunction against beef farmers protesting factories

Aug 29th 2019, 5:29 PM 9,562 Views 28 Comments

Liffey Meats is the fifth beef processing plant owner to obtain an injunction against protestors.

# siptu - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Call for immediate action to prevent further deaths after worker dies in Dublin's North Docks
# Workplace Accident
# Workplace Accident

Call for immediate action to prevent further deaths after worker dies in Dublin's North Docks

Updated Aug 14th 2019, 6:20 PM 54,387 Views 19 Comments

Seven workers have died at ports and docks around Ireland in the last two years.

# siptu - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening
# Overtime Ban
# Overtime Ban

Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening

Jul 24th 2019, 7:15 PM 6,155 Views 6 Comments

The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.

# siptu - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

FAI staff go public to pile further pressure on President Donal Conway
# The Reform Candidate
From The42
# The Reform Candidate

FAI staff go public to pile further pressure on President Donal Conway

Jul 23rd 2019, 1:53 PM 26,001 Views 14 Comments

Trade union SIPTU have called his comment refusing to rule out job losses at the Association ‘unacceptable.’

# siptu - Friday 19 July, 2019

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

Jul 19th 2019, 11:07 AM 7,200 Views 18 Comments

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

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