SIPTU representatives have called on the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, to directly intervene in a dispute concerning Local Employment Services (LES) following the publication of a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which found that their privatisation does not deliver “value for money”.

SIPTU and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) have today (Thursday, 2nd December) confirmed that union members working in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) have accepted new pay proposals by an overwhelming majority.

SIPTU representatives have welcomed the passing by the Dáil last night (Tuesday, 30th November) of a motion calling on the Government to retain the current “not for profit” model of Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs.

SIPTU members providing Local Employment Services (LES) in county Offaly have served notice of industrial action, which will commence on Monday, 6th December, in a dispute resulting from the government terminating its contract with the local community sector companies who employ them.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin standing in solidarity with #OurCommunityIsNotForSale campaigners outside the Mansion House, Dublin.

SIPTU representatives have today (Wednesday, 24th November) written to the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, calling for a reduction in passenger capacity on public transport in order to protect workers and the public from an increased risk of Covid-19 infection.

SIPTU representatives have today (Saturday 6th November) demanded urgent action to end the climate emergency and insist that a just transition for workers must be at the heart of all climate action policy.

SIPTU representatives have today (Monday, 1st November) called on the Government to ensure that the legacy of the pandemic is a well-funded, properly staffed, dynamic, local public service model that can boost the living standards of workers and communities.

The HSE Staff Panel of Trade Unions has expressed its deep concern that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has not made a decision to give healthcare workers booster vaccines at this time.

Research into the low pay crisis in Ireland has revealed that one out of every five, or approximately 370,000, employees are earning less than €12.00 an hour.

Unions representing healthcare workers have called for immediate talks with the HSE on recognition for healthcare worker’s efforts during the COVID-19 crisis, following a Labour Court recommendation today.

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