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Review of RTE Contracts Demands Urgent Response

Jun 22 2018, 14:45    ICTU

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on RTÉ to immediately set in train a process to rectify the position of workers who have been forced to accept self-employed contracts at the organisation. Congress has also supported the call for a sectoral review of employment standards in the media, arts and culture sectors. Following presentation of a legal review conducted by Eversheds Sutherland Patricia King, General Secretary, ICTU said RTÉ “can no longer pretend there is not …


  • Statement on Cervical Screening Inquiry    ICTU The Executive Council of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has noted the content and recommendations of the first report of the scoping enquiry into the cervical check screening inquiry, being conducted by Dr. Gabriel Scally. While Dr. Scally’s report makes some interim recommendations …
  • Congress Survey of Young Workers and Housing Costs    ICTU One in two young workers are struggling to cover their housing costs and are going without meals and other essentials to pay their rent according to a new survey from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The national opinion poll of 1,500 trade union members under the age of 34 on their housing …
  • Rent eats first: Over half of young workers go hungry to pay rent    ICTU One in two young workers are struggling to cover their housing costs and are going without meals and other essentials to pay their rent according to a new survey from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. The national opinion poll of 1,500 trade union members under the age of 34 on their housing …
  • COMMENT BY PATRICIA KING ON PROPOSED NEW PARENTAL LEAVE BILL    ICTU Speaking at the ICTU Women’s Conference in Fermanagh on the likely passing of the Social Democrats’ Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 today, ICTU General Secretary Patricia King said: “This is a positive development which will allow parents to take a total of 26 weeks unpaid …
  • Congress meets with UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing    ICTU Meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Representatives of the Congress Housing Committee met recently with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing – Ms Leilani Farha – during her recent visit to Ireland, to discuss the ongoing housing crisis and the …
  • Childcare Cost Survey    ICTU Too many workers are struggling to make ends meet at a time when the economy continues to improve. Childcare costs are crippling working parents. To allow Congress to more effectively lobby Government on this affordability issue we are surveying members with pre-school children on their childcare …
  • Help Congress keep Pressure on Government to take Action on the Housing Crisis    ICTU Too many workers are struggling to make ends meet at a time when the economy and labour market continue to improve. The rise in housing costs has been dramatic in recent years. To allow Congress to more effectively lobby Government on this affordability issue we are surveying young members (under …
  • Congress Concerned at Proposed Changes to State Pension    ICTU Ahead of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection seminar (Monday May 28) to launch the public consultation for the Total Contributions Approach 2020, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions confirmed it has accepted the invitation to outline the views of Congress on the proposed …