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'Women Leadership and Change' - Congress marks International Women's Day

Mar 07 2021, 20:21    ICTU

On Friday last, the ICTU Women’s Committee organised a Seminar ‘Women Leadership and Change’ to mark International Women’s Day. In her address to this event the General Secretary of ICTU, Patricia King reminded delegates that despite women’s increased engagement in public decision-making roles, equality is yet to be achieved. Notwithstanding the fact that women are entering politics in greater numbers than ever before, men still dominate politics and power in …


  • EU Directive on Pay Transparency - good in principle but not enough!    ICTU The European Commission has finally published its proposal for a directive on pay transparency - 460 days after President von der Leyen took office with thepromiseto deliver “within the first 100 days of my mandate.” Responding to the proposal, Congress Equality Officer David Joyce …
  • New approach needed to ensure a sustainable future for meat processing and workers - Congress    ICTU The Government and meat processors need to adopt a new approach to meat processing and to meat processing workers in particular if the sector is to have a sustainable future in Ireland. That’s according to ICTU General Secretary Patricia King, who was speaking on the launch of ICTU’s …
  • Congress condemns street violence at Dublin protest    ICTU The ICTU is gravely concerned at the outbreak of violence and disregard for public health guidelines in Dublin at the weekend. Speaking today Patricia King General Secretary said, “the violent scenes at Saturday's protest are unacceptable. Gardai should be able to go about their work in …
  • ICTU Launches Bullying and Harassment Prevention Guidelines for Trade Union Activists    ICTU The Irish Congress of Trade Unions's Health and Safety Committee has developed this booklet to assist Union Representatives in understanding what bullying and harassment is and to assist them to provide practical support to members who feel that they are being bullied or harassed This booklet will …
  • Raise the Roof Campaign Calls for Full Support for New Measures to Assist Student Renters    ICTU Raise the Roof Campaign Calls for Full Support for New Measures to Assist Student Renters The Raise the Roof housing campaign today (February 25) backed calls from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) for all party support for proposed new legislation to provide greater protection for student …
  • Fairer Wages and Collective Bargaining - Making Work Pay Across Europe    ICTU The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is calling on the Irish Government to support the EU Commissions' proposed directive on seeking to make work pay across Europe by way of fairer wages and the promotion of collective bargaining. Speaking today as the ICTU submitted its submission to the Department …
  • Making Work Pay Across Europe - EU Commissions' proposed directive    ICTU The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is calling on the Irish Government to support the EU Commissions' proposed directive on seeking to make work pay across Europe by way of fairer wages and the promotion of collective bargaining. Speaking today as the ICTU submitted its submission to the Department …
  • Uber London Court Ruling    ICTU Congress notesthe UK Supreme Court ruling against Uber, the taxi-hailing app firm, that could have far-reaching implications for workers in the gig economy. The court concluded Uber drivers should be classed as workers, not independent contractors. General Secretary Patricia King said "Congress …