SIPTU calls for ‘blended working’ options for all public sector workers

SIPTU representatives have today (Wednesday, 14th July) said that ‘blended working’ arrangements should be made available, where possible, to workers throughout the public service and state sector. The call follows the publication by the Government of its ‘Blended Working Policy Statement’ which facilitates civil service workers switching from pandemic-related remote working provisions to more long-term ‘blended working’ arrangements. SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, John King, said: “This is a welcome, albeit overdue, move from the Government and will go some way towards honouring the commitment in the Programme for Government for one-fifth of public sector workers to be working from home […]

WFTU IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE WORKERS AND PEOPLE OF CUBA

The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 105 million workers in 133 countries on five continents, conveys its internationalist solidarity to the Cuban workers and People. We strongly condemn the recent provocations orchestrated by counterrevolutionary elements in Cuba, organised and financed from the United States for destabilising purposes. Come out and support our Cuban Friends by going to the Cuban Embassy, On Westland Square off Pearse Street on Wednesday 14th at 9am. Stand with Cuba.   The world class-oriented trade union movement supports the Cuban People in their struggle against these actions. We demand the […]

SIPTU members to take industrial action in Doyle Shipping Group at Dublin Port

SIPTU members employed by Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) at Dublin Port have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute concerning their pay, terms and conditions of employment and safety concerns within their workplace. SIPTU Organiser, Jim McVeigh, said: “SIPTU representatives have formally notified DSG management of our members’ intention to take industrial action, in the form of rolling 72-hour work stoppages, commencing on Monday, 19th July.  “This decision was taken by our members due to the continued refusal of management to recognise SIPTU as their union of choice for the purpose of collective bargaining. Our members in DSG are among the lowest […]

Imposing wage cuts without consultation ” Not reasonable”- WRC

Activists should read this report and consider the findings which favours the applicant( Worker) in defending their wages.   Findings: Findings and Conclusions: This is a complaint pursuant to the Payment of Wages Act. The Payment of Wages Act 1991 sets out as follows: 5.— (1) An employer shall not make a deduction from the wages of an employee (or receive any payment from an employee) unless— (a) the deduction (or payment) is required or authorised to be made by virtue of any statute or any instrument made under statute, (b) the deduction (or payment) is required or authorised to […]

1990 Industrial Relation Act. It must go. Join A Union

The 1990 industrial relations act took power from workers and transferred it to employers & the courts. It was inspired by Margaret Thatcher’s anti-worker laws in Britain. What it took Thatcher several acts to achieve the Irish government got all in one, the 1990 Industrial Relations Act. Unions must get radical or they will become redundant. Abolish the 1990 Industrial Relations Act It’s about the balance of power. What is the 1990 Industrial Relations Act? 1990 act explained Read here:👇 https://socialistvoice.ie/…/what-is-the-industrial-relati…/…(1990,from%20criminal%20and%20civil%20liability. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BOOKLET  

Mandate Launch Exciting and Exclusive Training for Licensed Trade Members

Tuesday 22 June 2021 An exciting and exclusive Mandate Trade Union training initiative has been launched today Tuesday 22nd June 2021 by Jonathan Hogan, Mandate National Coordinator.  Mr Hogan commenting at the launch said, “We are offering a free hospitality training bundle exclusive for all our active licensed trade members. Many employees in pubs and hospitality have, through no fault of their own, lost their jobs and many have suffered financial loss since the onset of the global pandemic. This is an exciting once in a lifetime opportunity for some of our members to avail of a free bespoke comprehensive training […]

Return to Work Safely Briefing Seminar for Bar Workers

Tuesday 1 June 2021 Do you work or know someone who works as a Barperson, a Chef/Cook or Waiting Staff in a licensed premises who has either recently returned to work or is due to return to work in the coming days? Do you/they have concerns around COVID-19 and returning to work safely. Then look no further. Mandate Trade Union are hosting a Return to Work Safely Briefing Seminar for all licensed premises workers on Thursday 03rd June 2021 at 3pm online via Zoom. This Seminar is open to both Members & Non-Members of Mandate Trade Union working in the […]

Demand for mandatory face masks in social welfare offices

Customers going to shops, banks, hair salons and bookmakers are compelled by law to wear a face mask, but it’s not obligatory in busy social welfare offices that thousands of often-vulnerable people visit in the course of a week. That’s why delegates to Fórsa’s civil service conference today (Friday) backed calls for face masks to be compulsory in Intreo centres and other civil service public offices. Speaking from the conference today, the head of Fórsa’s civil service division, Derek Mullen, welcomed the recent re-opening of cultural institutions, libraries and non-essential retail outlets. “We can enjoy these facilities because the law […]

Government under pressure on remote work

The Government is set to come under renewed pressure to negotiate public service-wide safeguards on remote working after Fórsa’s Civil Service Division today (Friday) added its voice to calls for a formal agreement on the issue. The union says a formal agreement is needed to ensure fair access to remote working arrangements across the civil and public service. It has called for the consistent application of agreed guidelines on identifying functions that can be performed remotely, and for selecting staff to be allocated to home working arrangements. Fórsa has called for the consistent application of agreed guidelines on identifying functions […]

SIPTU welcomes extension of vaccinator role to radiographers and radiation therapists

SIPTU representatives have today (Monday, 24th May) welcomed confirmation from the Department of Health that radiographers, radiation therapists and other certain student health workers can apply to be vaccinators as part of the National Covid-19 vaccination programme. SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Kevin Figgis, said: “For months, intensive efforts were made by SIPTU representatives to ensure our members who are qualified were afforded the opportunity to participate in the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The original statutory instrument provided for nursing, medical practitioners and some other health professionals to apply to be vaccinators. Our members then campaigned for the inclusion of radiographers, radiation […]