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SIPTU says school building failures must result in change in public procurement policy

Aug 16 2019, 17:32    SIPTU

SIPTU representatives have called for a major reassessment of the procurement and tendering policy for publicly funded building projects following the issues that have emerged in relation to 40 recently built schools.


  • SIPTU to meet with liquidators of Avara Shannon under auspices of WRC    SIPTU SIPTU representatives will meet with the liquidators of Avara Shannon Pharmaceutical Services Ltd, under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) tomorrow (Friday, 16th August), at the plant in Shannon, county Clare.
  • SIPTU calls for immediate action to prevent further port and dock tragedies    SIPTU SIPTU representatives have renewed their call for better protections for all workers in port and dock environments across the country following the death this morning (Thursday, 14th August) of a haulier in Dublin docks.
  • SIPTU calls on all sides in beef dispute to seek early resolution to the crisis    SIPTU SIPTU representatives have called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, the Beef Plan Movement and Meat Industry Ireland to engage in meaningful negotiations aimed at finding a speedy resolution to a dispute which is threatening jobs in processing plants across the …
  • SIPTU meets with liquidators to discuss jobs at Avara Shannon    SIPTU SIPTU representatives will meet with the liquidators of Avara Shannon Pharmaceutical Services Ltd, Shannon, county Clare, today (Wednesday, 7th August) to discuss proposals to protect the 114 jobs at the plant.
  • Labour Court recommends increases in pay for health support staff    SIPTU SIPTU representatives have today (Wednesday,7th August) confirmed that the Labour Court has recommended increases in pay for over 7,000 SIPTU members working in support grades across the health service. The court issued two recommendations aimed at resolving the dispute involving support grade …
  • SIPTU calls for faster implementation of the new media charge    SIPTU SIPTU has called on Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, to recognise the extent of the funding crisis for public service broadcasting by the speedier implementation of the new media charge which was announced today (Friday, 2nd August). SIPTU Head of …
  • SIPTU welcomes Supreme Court judgment in disability case    SIPTU SIPTU representatives have welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court today (Wednesday 31st July) to grant an appeal by union member, Marie Daly, against a decision of the Court of Appeal last year in a case in which she alleged that she had been the victim of discrimination by her employer because …
  • Bord Na Mόna Group of Unions seeks assurances over jobs from Bruton    SIPTU The Bord Na Mόna Group of Unions (GOU) has criticised the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, for failing to engage with it during his meetings with other stakeholders today.