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Jan 17 2020, 18:02 SIPTUSIPTU representatives have rejected a claim by finance minister, Paschal Donohoe, that the State cannot afford to stop the increase in the pension age to 67 years in 2021. Responding to finance minister, Paschal Donohoe, who questioned how the €200 million cost of such a policy could be funded, SIPTU Researcher, Michael Taft, said that it could be financed from the existing Social Insurance Fund.
- SIPTU members demanding real action on pension age increases from North West election candidates SIPTU Up to 150 SIPTU members and activists, working in the health service across the North West of Ireland, will gather for a special “Stop67” campaign event tonight in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo (Thursday, 16th January) at 7.00 p.m.
- SIPTU hopeful after meeting with Minister for Sport to discuss future of FAI SIPTU A SIPTU delegation met the Minister for Sport, Shane Ross, today (Wednesday, 15th January) in Government Buildings in Dublin, to discuss the future of the FAI and the protection of the livelihoods of union members employed by the Association.
- CE Supervisors balloting for industrial action in dispute over pension rights SIPTU Community Employment (CE) Supervisors are voting in a ballot for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute concerning the failure of the Government to implement a Labour Court recommendation regarding their right to a pension.
- SIPTU demands access to building sites following sharp rise in construction worker deaths SIPTU SIPTU has called for its organisers to be granted access to building sites across the country following a doubling in the number of construction workers who died in workplace incidents during 2019.
- National protest to highlight childcare crisis to be held on 5th February SIPTU The Early Years Alliance has today (Friday, 10th January) announced that it will be holding a national protest march involving thousands of educators, providers and parents to demand a sustainable solution to the worsening childcare crisis in Dublin on Wednesday, 5th February.
- SIPTU encourages members to support #SupportOurSecretaries rallies tomorrow SIPTU SIPTU representatives have called on members to support for the #SupportOurSecretaries rallies taking place tomorrow (Friday 10th January) to highlight the campaign by school secretaries for respect and fair conditions at work.
- SIPTU says overcrowding crisis is leading to ambulance service chaos SIPTU SIPTU representatives have today (Sunday, 5th January) said that the overcrowding crisis in emergency departments is causing chaos for ambulance professionals across the country.
- SIPTU remembers contribution of Marian Finucane to broadcasting and women’s rights SIPTU SIPTU Services Division Organiser, Teresa Hannick, has expressed her deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Marian Finucane, following the death of the broadcaster who made an immense contribution to journalism and women’s rights in Ireland.