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Trade Unions Celebrate May Day accross Ireland

Apr 30 2021, 17:49    ICTU

May the 1st is recognised internationally as the day to commemorate the historic struggles and gains made by workers and the labour movement around the world. To mark the day ICTU General Secretary Patricia King and ICTU Assistant General Secretary Owen Reidy said: “We have lived through unprecedented times, however, we can be confident that the process has started North and South for a gradual easing of restrictions imposed during the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. The trade …


  • Trade Unions to Celebrate May Day across Ireland    ICTU May the 1st is recognised internationally as the day to commemorate the historic struggles and gains made by workers and the labour movement around the world. To mark the day ICTU General Secretary Patricia King and ICTU Assistant General Secretary Owen Reidy said: “We have lived through …
  • Pause for a moment in silence at mid day today on Workers Memorial Day    ICTU Workers are being urged by Congress to pause for a moment at mid-day today April 28thto remember those killed or injured or made ill in the workplace. There will be an online ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin, streamed via the Congress website (www.ictu.ie) at noon. A memorial wreath …
  • Remembering workers killed and injured on Workers Memorial Day 28th April    ICTU Take a moment to remember workers killed or injured or made ill at work on Wed 28th at noon tomorrow. Congress has announced plans for an online ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. Minister Damien English will deliver a message to be streamed via the Congress website (www.ictu.ie) at …
  • A Good Day for Women in the Workplace - ICTU    ICTU Responding to the publication of the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations, Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary Patricia King said: “Today is a very good day for working women and for future generations of workers. Many of the recommendations made by this group of men and …
  • Pro-Mask is Pro-Worker    ICTU Congress has worked with affiliates to design and distribute thousands of face masks with the logo Pro-Mask is Pro-Worker. The idea of the mask is to demonstrate trade union opposition to those who have used the pandemic to promote far-right ideology. David Joyce Congress Equality Officer said, …
  • International Workers' Memorial Day April 28th Ireland 2021    ICTU Congress has adopted the ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) slogan for this year's International Workers' Memorial Day which is "Workplace health and safety - it's your right". There will be a commemorative wreath-laying event to remember all those who have been killed, injured, or made ill …
  • #WorkSafely to Stop Covid-19 from spreading    ICTU The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment is promoting a #WorkSafely Campaign reminding workers and the public about hand hygiene and surface cleaning to protect everyone from the Covid-19 virus. The campaign includes a video on handwashing, and posters and leaflets recommending thorough …
  • Right to Disconnect vital for workers' quality of life    ICTU Responding to the launch of the WRC Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect, Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary Patricia King said: “Trade unions have been to the fore in highlighting that existing checks on excessive working hours have become increasingly strained by …