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# siptu - Friday 18 February, 2022

Public row rumbles on as SIPTU workers accuse FAI of lack of engagement and criticise strategic plan
# Dispute
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# Dispute

Public row rumbles on as SIPTU workers accuse FAI of lack of engagement and criticise strategic plan

Feb 18th 2022, 6:53 PM 2,192 Views 2 Comments

The FAI responded by defending the report and expressing ‘disappointment’ at SIPTU’s airing of their issues in the media.

# siptu - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

'Good job in the pandemic lads, now you're gone': Tesco security guards shocked at job losses
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

'Good job in the pandemic lads, now you're gone': Tesco security guards shocked at job losses

Updated Feb 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 103,388 Views 87 Comments
  • Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month, Órla Ryan reports
  • Security guards said they were verbally abused and spat on during the pandemic and have now been made to feel "disposable"
  • "I've worked for this company since I was 16 years of age, I literally do not know anything else," one man told us

# siptu - Friday 11 February, 2022

Dublin Fire Brigade agree to new staffing plan to solve long running shortages
# Staffing Concerns
# Staffing Concerns

Dublin Fire Brigade agree to new staffing plan to solve long running shortages

Feb 11th 2022, 3:16 PM 13,887 Views 6 Comments

Last October, Dublin firefighters balloted for industrial action over the staffing shortages.

# siptu - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Survey finds over 40% of childcare workers are actively looking for job in another sector
# Siptu Study
# Siptu Study

Survey finds over 40% of childcare workers are actively looking for job in another sector

Feb 9th 2022, 7:45 AM 14,419 Views 16 Comments

A Siptu childcare study found that low pay is driving workers out of the profession.

# siptu - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'

Nov 24th 2021, 7:16 PM 14,247 Views 25 Comments

The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan

# siptu - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule
# HSE
# HSE

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule

Nov 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 24,530 Views 21 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said the HSE is finalising its policy around this at the moment.

# siptu - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Unions call for 3% pay increase for voluntary and community sector workers
# Voluntary Sector
# Voluntary Sector

Unions call for 3% pay increase for voluntary and community sector workers

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 1:00 PM 11,469 Views 10 Comments

Unions say the sector was severely hit by the recession and workers have not received a pay rise in 12 years.

# siptu - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'
# INMO
# INMO

Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'

Nov 2nd 2021, 4:19 PM 23,680 Views 33 Comments

Trade union representatives and opposition TDs said that paying student nurses was about securing the health service.

# siptu - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions

Oct 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,891 Views 10 Comments
  • The HSE had been told that workers are ‘deeply annoyed and frustrated’, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • The contact tracers are unhappy over a decrease in overtime and changes to roles.
  • Almost 800 people are trained to work as contact tracers, working from six call centres.

# siptu - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting

Sep 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 34,512 Views 30 Comments

“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

# siptu - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Workers agree to suspend strike at Dublin Port for talks with company about pay and safety
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Workers agree to suspend strike at Dublin Port for talks with company about pay and safety

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,994 Views 0 Comments

72 hours of work stoppages were due to commence from Monday.

# siptu - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
# Unemployment Supports
# Unemployment Supports

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD

Jun 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 10,564 Views 13 Comments

The Short Term Work Support benefit is coming to a close for many in receipt of it, which will affect workers in industries impacted by Covid-19, particularly aviation.

# siptu - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Staff at RTÉ reject pay cut plans as union says proposals now 'off the table'
# Money At Montrose
# Money At Montrose

Staff at RTÉ reject pay cut plans as union says proposals now 'off the table'

Apr 7th 2021, 5:30 PM 39,889 Views 125 Comments

The plan was rejected by 87% by 13%.

# siptu - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill
# Discord
From The42
# Discord

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:13 PM 3,301 Views 0 Comments

The union say they have referred a number of issues to the Workplace Relations Commission.

# 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 46,345 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 9,797 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 42,443 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 31,255 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 118,957 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 28,143 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 13,386 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 27,475 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 18,749 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 42,529 Views 59 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 38,790 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 12,186 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 17,092 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 33,388 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 44,533 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 59,860 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 48,540 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 13,840 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 10,707 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 67,611 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 9,539 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 22,129 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 10,736 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 10,743 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 11,682 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 16,579 Views 0 Comments

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

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