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# siptu - Friday 18 September, 2020

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

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

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 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

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

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’

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

# siptu - Monday 6 January, 2020

Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The issue was raised in the Dáil today.

# siptu - Monday 11 November, 2019

Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# siptu - Friday 28 June, 2019

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

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