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Congress welcomes Ireland’s ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

Aug 07 2020, 09:16    ICTU

Congress welcomes Ireland’s ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), This week’s 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with 250,000 killed and many more suffering terrible effects on their health, is a sombre reminder of the appalling destruction of nuclear weapons and should spur international efforts to eliminate them. “The world simply must be rid of all weapons of mass destruction, for security today and for future …


  • Congress calls for release of Palestinian Human Rights defender, Mahmoud Nawajaa    ICTU Congress was perturbed to hear about the brutal arrest last night of the BNC General Coordinator of the BDS movement - Mahmoud Nawajaa. This clearly is an attack on the whole movement, as well as the use of coercion and force to attempt to silence a leading Palestinian human rights defender. We …
  • ICTU calls for a review of employment protections for remote workers    ICTU The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on Government to commit to a review of employment legislation to ensure protections are fit for purpose for remote working in the post-pandemic world of work. Speaking ahead of the publication of the union’s guidance for workers working from home, …
  • ICTU responses to July Stimulus Package    ICTU Responding to the details of the Government’s July stimulus package, Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary, Patricia King said: “As we transition to this stimulus phase, the length and depth of the recession will be determined to a very large extent by the policy priorities …
  • Congress Condemns 'Culture of Hatred and Intolerance' Fomented by Far Right Groups    ICTU The Executive Council of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has today (July 15) strongly condemned an emerging “culture of hatred and intolerance” that is fomented by far right groupings in order to target and discredit political opponents and “advance their own divisive …
  • Government decision to appeal the recent High Court Judgement relating to the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 governing Sectoral Employment Orders.    ICTU ICTU believes that Government has made the correct decision to appeal this recent High Court Judgement. Patricia King, General Secretary said, we always held the view that there were strong and compelling reasons why this judgment should be appealed. Not to do so would have had serious implications …
  • Webinar on Palestinian rights    ICTU Congress President Gerry Murphy, hosted a webinar 8 July. Omar Barghouti,co-founder of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, Fatin Al Tamimi, Chairperson of theIreland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), (see photo), Eamon McMahon, Trade Union …
  • On-line summit on Palestinian rights    ICTU Congress General Secretary Patricia King, Omar Barghouti,co-founder of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, Fatina Al Tamimi, Chairperson of theIreland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC), (see photo), Eamon McMahon, Trade Union Friends of …
  • Address by President Michael D. Higgins to the International Labour Organisation Global Summit    ICTU ‘COVID-19 and the World of Work’ As President of Ireland, I welcome the fact that at your global summit this year you are addressing the theme of the world of work in the context of COVID-19. The pandemic has forced a return to basics that none of us, including the ILO, can afford to …