Archives for April 2014

Secure Retirement Campaign launched


Politicians told to fear the ‘grey army’ at launch of Secure Retirement campaign on Wednesday, 30th April in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1. A YouTube video was premiered which includes interviews with retired workers on the challenges they currently face and their previous working lives.

Launching the campaign, SIPTU General Secretary, Joe O’Flynn, said: “After a lifetime of work, people should look forward to a retirement with respect and dignity.  But increasingly workers above a certain age are facing the prospect of approaching retirement in fear and anxiety concerning their expected pension income and uncertainty surrounding the future cost of living, healthcare and public services, all of which effect their quality of life in their retirement years.

He added: “The battles you have fought, the stands which you have taken serve as signposts for the next generation of union activists. As workers and as citizens, you have earned the right to a secure retirement.”

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May Day 2014


Over 1,000 trade unionists and community activists attended the DCTU May Day march.

May Day was celebrated in Dublin with a colourful and musical march from the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, to Liberty Hall. [Read more…]