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A Sligo Councillor has called on the Government to engage with the SIPTU and explore every avenue to prevent Retained Firefighters engaging in strike action.   SIPTU’s is demanding basic entitlements of structured pay and leave arrangements for Retained Firefighters.   They claim that many fire fighters can’t do basic…

Average monthly rents in the North West have increased significantly over the last five years.   They rose by nearly 40% in Leitrim while in County Sligo, rents rose by a third.   House prices have also skyrocketed in the region, with prices in Sligo and Leitrim rising by over…

Meetings will take place next week between SIPTU and B Braun Hospicare Ltd concerning the threatened plant closure in Collooney.     SIPTU representatives will meet with the management of the company a week from today (February 10th) to discuss their decision to close the manufacturing facility.   The company…

A SIPTU Union official representing workers at the B Braun Hospice facility in Collooney has described the feeling of shock that has gripped the workers of the facility after it was announced that 80 jobs will be lost with the closure of the outlet   Management of the company yesterday…

The demand for the National Ambulance Service has increased by 30% and is now above pre-pandemic levels.   The HSE will tell an Oireachtas committee today staff have been put under ‘immense’ pressure.   SIPTU will say burnout and fatigue have risen sharply among staff – and will partly blame…