SIPTU and Irish Ambulance Representative Council (IARC) representatives have today (Friday, 31st December) expressed concerns over the decision to move to Level 3 surge capacity due to extreme pressure on the National Ambulance Service (NAS).

SIPTU and Fórsa members working as Community Employment (CE) Supervisors havevoted to accept the terms proposed by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to pay members a retirement gratuity in settlement of their long running dispute.

A Cork based construction worker secured a decision at the Workplace Relations Commission that he must be paid €2200 by his employer for its failure to include him in the Construction Workers Pension Scheme (CWPS).

A new Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the construction industry has been agreed between representatives of employers and workers which will come into force in February 2020.

Irish Equity and the Musicians Union of Ireland have called for an immediate increase in support from the Government for all workers and entertainment venues impacted by the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions.

SIPTU members employed in Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs in county Laois and county Offaly have suspended their strike action to allow for talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

SIPTU members employed in Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs in Laois and Offaly protesting outside Fine Gael TD office.

SIPTU members across the private sector should pursue wage increases to offset the rising costs of energy, housing and other expenses.

SIPTU representatives have today (Wednesday, 15th December) expressed deep concerns over the high level of pressure on ambulance, fire and emergency services across the country.

SIPTU members working in Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs will next week escalate their campaign to stop the privatisation of these essential community services.

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