Another week in Covid times

No going back was their theme as we look to build a better world that is now emerging. Motions were discussed that will become the policy of the trade union movement over the next 2 years, it is an opportunity for us to look at his way have evolved and really question what is the best direction?

ictu women’s conference – day 2

ictu womens conference Day 2 march 4 2016 We start the second day with Motion 10 detailing changes to sick leave entitlement, seeking that any pregnancy related sick leave will not be counted against entitlements under current Public Service Sick Leave provisions, as austerity cuts were not just pay and pensions but also changes to … Continue reading ictu women’s conference – day 2

ICTU women’s conference 2016 – Day 1

ictu womens conference Day 1 review march 3 2016   Theresa Dwyer opened conference discussing how unequal the world still is. International Women's Day is next Tuesday with a theme of achieving parity. IWD is a celebration but also a statement of how far society has to go. Brian Campfield, President ICTU spoke of the … Continue reading ICTU women’s conference 2016 – Day 1

ICTU Women’s Seminar 2015

ICTU Women's Committee hold a seminar and conference on alternate ears. As last years conference was in Wexford it was the turn of the NI members to host this years Seminar. It was two days, not of motions but of workshops and keynote addresses, an attempt to empower, inform and entertain delegates. As with previous … Continue reading ICTU Women’s Seminar 2015

ICTU BDC Day 3 July 2013

Day 3 Day 3 ICTU conference July 2013 "History will look back on this being a defining conference for the trade union movement" David Begg told us at the end of this session. A session that saw a further 14 motions pass almost unanimously, including 2 emergency ones. I don't think that is the history … Continue reading ICTU BDC Day 3 July 2013

ICTU Conference Belfast July 2013

Day 1 It was with some trepidation and excitement that I attend my first ICTU conference. I have been involved in trade unions in various shapes and guises since entering the workforce in 1987. I have stepped up this involvement in recent years and have been on the edge of the ICTU family. This was … Continue reading ICTU Conference Belfast July 2013

Global Solidarity Summer School – day 1

"Knowledge is power and I'm looking forward to bathing in know,edge and spreading it after the weekend" is how ICTU President Eugene McGlone ended his welcome address today at the 4th annual Global solidarity summer school in Wexford. Eugene's words came after Minister of State Joe Costello opened the summer school with words about his … Continue reading Global Solidarity Summer School – day 1