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SIPTU seeking ban on agencies providing workers to meat industry

SIPTU seeking ban on agencies providing workers to meat industry

Members of trade union SIPTU are seeking a ban on agencies providing workers to the meat industry so as to...

April 12, 2021

Covid-19 in meat plants: SIPTU representative reflects on a ‘frustrating’ year

Covid-19 in meat plants: SIPTU representative reflects on a ‘frustrating’ year

One year ago, trade union SIPTU says it “set out its stall”, as its concerns grew over Covid-19 spreading within...

March 24, 2021

SIPTU questions ‘accuracy’ of number of Covid-19 infections disclosed by industry

SIPTU questions ‘accuracy’ of number of Covid-19 infections disclosed by industry

Following reports of two Covid-19 clusters in meat plants this week, trade union SIPTU has questioned “the accuracy of the...

January 26, 2021

MRCI report on meat plants: ‘Unfortunately, none of this information surprises SIPTU’

MRCI report on meat plants: ‘Unfortunately, none of this information surprises SIPTU’

Representatives of trade union SIPTU have called on the government to immediately introduce key changes relating to workplace safety in...

November 25, 2020

SIPTU calls for ‘faster implementation’ of recommendations made for meat industry

SIPTU calls for ‘faster implementation’ of recommendations made for meat industry

Trade union SIPTU said it wants “faster implementation” of recommendations made by the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response for the...

October 16, 2020

SIPTU calls for free trade agreement which ‘delivers for working people’

SIPTU calls for free trade agreement which ‘delivers for working people’

Trade union SIPTU has joined unions across Europe to call on the negotiators of a new EU and UK free...

October 16, 2020

SIPTU supports bill that seeks to give meat plant workers legal right to sick pay

SIPTU supports bill that seeks to give meat plant workers legal right to sick pay

Trade union SIPTU has said it supports the bill that seeks to give meat processing plant workers in Ireland a...

September 22, 2020

MII ‘agrees Covid-19 protocol on staff safety’ with SIPTU

MII ‘agrees Covid-19 protocol on staff safety’ with SIPTU

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) said it has reached agreement with trade union SIPTU on a detailed code of practice to...

September 18, 2020

SIPTU: Government ‘should be ready’ for increasing Covid-19 testing capacity in meat plants

SIPTU: Government ‘should be ready’ for increasing Covid-19 testing capacity in meat plants

While serial Covid-19 testing has resumed in meat plants this week, trade union SIPTU is still “gravely concerned” about the...

September 17, 2020

MII ‘refusing to engage and negotiate’ on sick pay – SIPTU

MII ‘refusing to engage and negotiate’ on sick pay – SIPTU

Trade union SIPTU has said that Meat Industry Ireland (MII) is “refusing to engage and negotiate” on issues relating to...

September 10, 2020

SIPTU ‘appalled’ by decision to postpone blanket testing in meat plants

SIPTU ‘appalled’ by decision to postpone blanket testing in meat plants

Trade union SIPTU has said it is “appalled and extremely concerned” by the decision to postpone serial Covid-19 testing in...

September 10, 2020

SIPTU: ‘Up to 13,000 jobs could be lost in a very short time’ in forestry sector

SIPTU: ‘Up to 13,000 jobs could be lost in a very short time’ in forestry sector

Trade union SIPTU has called for “immediate action” to resolve problems in the regulatory and licencing system for tree felling...

September 4, 2020

MII proposes ‘Code of Practice’ following talks with SIPTU

MII proposes ‘Code of Practice’ following talks with SIPTU

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has proposed a “detailed Code of Practice” with the aim of protecting workers in the meat processing...

September 1, 2020

‘If the worker self-isolated, there would not be a job for them in 2 weeks’ – SIPTU

‘If the worker self-isolated, there would not be a job for them in 2 weeks’ – SIPTU

Trade union SIPTU has claimed it is aware of a meat factory worker that was told if they “self-isolated there...

August 18, 2020

SIPTU: Do we cherish quality of our food more than safety of our people?

SIPTU: Do we cherish quality of our food more than safety of our people?

Trade union SIPTU has thrown down the gauntlet to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Covid-19 this morning, Thursday, August 13,...

August 13, 2020

Sole trader meat plant workers a ‘growing phenomenon’

Sole trader meat plant workers a ‘growing phenomenon’

Meat industry workers operating as sole traders are a “growing phenomenon” in the Irish sector, with such workers not entitled...

August 12, 2020

Rosderra Meats workers were ‘within rights to take the stand they did’ – Cowen

Rosderra Meats workers were ‘within rights to take the stand they did’ – Cowen

A number of workers at Rosderra Irish Meats left the processing factory in protest on Monday, August 10, after staff...

August 12, 2020

‘Robust exchange of views’ on Covid-19 held between SIPTU and MII

‘Robust exchange of views’ on Covid-19 held between SIPTU and MII

Representatives from trade union SIPTU and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) met today to discuss tackling the problem of Covid-19 clusters...

August 10, 2020